In case you missed these posts, we're giving you a recap of some of our favorite kitchens!



 

 

 
IF YOU'RE RENOVATING OR RESTORING AN OLD HOUSE, TAKE A LOOK AT BARBARA HERR KITCHENS OF MARIETTA, PENNSYLVANIA...

For anyone restoring a period home, perhaps a farmhouse, or building a "new old house," especially with early American / Colonial influences, you'll really love her work.  You can find out more information, and view more of her portfolio at www.barbaraherrkitchens.com.
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I love the ceiling beams and countertops and the backsplash, which appear to be soapstone.  I also love the slate floors.  While hardwood floors are beautiful, there's no question that slate is easier to clean and much more durable, especially with pets and kids!
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This kitchen is so spacious -- and the windows let in so much light.  I also love the dark panes of the windows against the creamy white cabinetry and walls...
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An Early American Kitchen: For those who are interested in the concept of the "keeping room" within the kitchen, this is fantastic.  The fireplace adds such warmth to the room...
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This is another beautiful example of an updated farmhouse kitchen.  I love the glass storage / display cabinet on the right, which looks like a piece of fine furniture.
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Farmhouse, Early American, Colonial Kitchen: Again, the glass display cabinet and the wall of windows, which let in so much light.  Here she uses some warmer tones.  Notice the stone wall...
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Farmhouse, Early American, Colonial Kitchen:Notice the colonial colors and the fireplace in this kitchen, which really make it feel authentic.  If you're restoring a period home or building a "new old house," a design like the one above really creates a sense of place.
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INCREDIBLE CRAFTSMANSHIP BY FROST CABINETS...

We found out about Frost Cabinets when we stumbled upon the website of the Minneapolis-based David Heide Design Studio, whose work was featured in Period Homes Magazine (see "Preservation in Practice").

The craftsmen at Frost Cabinets are truly talented.  We posted a sampling of their work below; however, you can check out their complete online portfolio by visiting their website at www.frostcabinets.com.

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Look at the clean lines of this classic kitchen by Frost Cabinets.  Notice how warm the room feels, even with white cabinetry.  The gray tile backsplash, dark granite countertops, and rich hardwood floors complete the room...
If you're restoring or building a home with craftsman / American Arts & Crafts elements, look at this kitchen, with its dark wooden cabinetry; it coordinates beautifully with the period woodwork in this gorgeous home...

Another view of this craftsman / American Arts & Crafts kitchen -- look at the breakfast room with its built-in cabinetry and notice the fireplace and the woodwork in the adjoining room -- probably the dining room.  Look how beautifully the woodwork and cabinetry in the kitchen blends with the architectural details throughout the rest of the lovingly restored home... 


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TWO CLASSIC KITCHENS BY THE VENERABLE ROBERT A. M. STERN

The House at Blue Water Hill (2007) by Robert A. M. Stern Architects features this classic kitchen, with sky blue painted cabinetry, glass front doors, white subway tiled backsplash, carrara marble countertops, a spacious island with plenty of seating, intimate breakfast room, and my favorite detail -- the picture window above the kitchen sink.  Look at that magnificent view...

Classic kitchen by Robert A. M. Stern Architects -- from The House at Blue Water Hill (2007).  Notice the pale blue painted cabinetry, the intimacy of the adjoining breakfast room and the spectacular view framed by the large picture window above the kitchen sink.
From the House on Lake Michigan by Robert A. M. Stern (2007)...

A classic white kitchen from Robert A. M. Stern's House on Lake Michigan.  If you haven't seen the home, click here to view it at Robert A. M. Stern Architects website -- www.ramsa.com.  We love the wooden box beam ceilings...
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 HUDSON VALLEY FARMHOUSE KITCHEN BY G. P. SCHAFER ARCHITECTS, PLLC

The kitchen of an incredible Hudson Valley Farmhouse designed by architect Gil Schafer....
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SUN-FILLED KITCHEN BY BROOKS AND FALOTICO...



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A KITCHEN CONSERVATORY IN HISTORIC GEORGETOWN...

Washingtonian.com featured this Georgetown kitchen, which is enclosed in an incredible conservatory. Architect: Kevin Pruiett of David Jones Architects; Interior Designer: David Herchik; Contractor: Mauck Zantzinger & Associates.

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SUB-ZERO AWARD WINNING KITCHEN BY INES LOMBARDI OF OSBORNE CABINETS...

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Check out this amazing kitchen by Ines Lombardi of Osborne Cabinets & Millwork in Houston, Texas. Ms. Lombardi won a regional award in the Sub-Zero/Wolf design competition for her spectacular work.

$2500 Off On Your Sub-Zero and Wolf Dream Kitchen. Ends 9/31/11
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Notice the subtle color painted inside the cabinetry, which really highlight the serving pieces and glassware on display.
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Another view of this stunning kitchen.  Notice the cabinetry panels on the kitchen island.
Visit Osborne Cabinets & Millwork to see more of this company's exceptional portfolio.

For more information:
Osborne Cabinets & Millwork, Inc.
Houston Design Center
7026 Old Katy Road, Suite 293
Houston, TX 77024
(713) 802-0092

$2500 Off On Your Sub-Zero and Wolf Dream Kitchen. Ends 9/31/11


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CHRISTOPHER PEACOCK'S OWN KITCHEN...

At TraditionalHome.com, you can get a glimpse into the kitchen of the illustrious Christopher Peacock.  Who wouldn't want to see what the leading kitchen designer has created in his own home?

I've posted a few photos below, but be sure to check out the entire article at Traditional Home Magazine's website

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It comes as no surprise that Christopher Peacock's own kitchen features the white cabinetry, marble countertops, gleaming hardwood floors and clean lines, which are, after all, the trademarks of his work...
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I love the chalkboard on one of the refrigerator panels.  Not only is it practical, but it really adds interest to the room.  And the variation of the marble / tile behind the stove is fantastic!
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Here's a closer look at the backsplash...
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A beautiful display cabinet is practical for storage, yet it resembles a piece of fine furniture.  Even the adorable little dog seems to love his kitchen!

For more information regarding Mr. Peacock, visit the Christopher Peacock Home website at peacockcabinetry.com.

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