Let's start off the new year gently, shall we? For anyone who was bruised by the events of 2016, I'm sure you can appreciate this approach. Designer Christian Ghion's Alice kitchen is filled with subtle, studied touches that simultaneously soften and enhance the cabinetry. The legs, most obviously, which are also found on coordinating casegoods and coffee tables; the graceful, outward curve of the top drawers, which works to expand the counter surface; the asymmetrical composition of the island unit. Even the not-grey color is a hue that holds out some promise. arthur-bonnet.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.