Even under ordinary circumstances, at this time of the season, everyone is looking for a respite from the unrelenting dullness of winter. [Southern hemispherians exempted, of course.] The cave-like materiality of this kitchen has a strong appeal for me, as does the quiet integration of the modern elements into the room. The chandelier seems like an afterthought, though; it doesn't strike quite the right discordant note in the space. And at this point, I'm exhausted by discord of any kind. stevenharrisarchitects.com
Leslie Clagett is a seasoned yet passionate observer of the international kitchen
and bath industries, and the founder of KBCULTURE.com. An editor at publications ranging from Arts +
Architecture to Kitchens & Baths, she is also the author of The New
City Home [The Taunton Press], among other books. Leslie has a
tremendous respect for quality design and the people who labor in its
pursuit; her discerning eye has been known to get a little misty in the
presence of true beauty.