Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Vote For Your Favorite Kitchen

As some of you know, I live in along the coast in New Jersey.  We are in the process of converting the summer residence into a full time residence.   This is what my  kitchen looks like now...

I am dating the kitchen to  about  the 1950's.  Red Formica counter tops  finished off with metal trim...Its a pleasant kitchen however, I need a functional kitchen.

Below are some of my favorites let me know which one you like?
A Kitchen for a Collector
The antique oak cabinet, originally made for a French store, is perfect for a collector. Designer Susan Dossetter found the reproduction Windsor chairs in Nantucket and had the table made to work with the chairs and the cabinet in this kitchen. Co-designed by Andrew Skurman.

Breakfast Room
This breakfast room is lit by French doors on either side and a picture window behind the long table. Designed by Berkley Vallone and Caroline DeCesare. Featured in March 2008 issue.

Texture-Rich Kitchen
Designer Susan Dossetter created thiskitchen with textures in mind — the cool stainless, the warm oak, and the soft shades of white in the marble, tile, cabinetry, and cast-plaster ceiling. Co-designed by Andrew Skurman.

Simple Farmhouse Kitchen
The kitchen ceiling is faced in 300-year-old floor beams, rescued from an old barn and whitewashed. ThisVermont kitchen is designed by Susan Tully.

Blue and White Kitchen
Designer Robin Bell used variations ofwhite and blue throughout this house, including the kitchen.

Black and White
Designer James Radin chose the black Windsor chairs for contrast — "like a punctuation mark" — in the creamy

Original Charm
Designer Jay Griffith chose not to expand this Pacific Palisades kitchen, so it stayed true to the age of the original house. He used Douglas fir for floors and cabinets to get "the handmade look and feel of the originals," and restored the yellow backsplash tiles to their 1933 condition.

Casual and Classic American
In a kitchen that dates back to the 1920s, designer Peter Dunham kept a traditional look, but used hints of color and patina to perk it up. The space is also perfect for entertaining with an easy flow to the more formal dining room and outdoor patio.

New Traditional Kitchen
"We sometimes eat dinner just on the island, or use it for a buffet when we entertain. Dave cooks. I do the tabletops and dishes," says Patrick Wade of co-designer David DeMattei. The pair co-designed their Napa Valley home.

Posted by: Harmonizing Homes
Source :  House Beautiful 

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