Because the reorganized floor plan places the kitchen in direct view upon descending the new stairway, designer Phyllis Taylor felt the need to create an extraordinary piece of furniture — a mahogany armoire that houses a refrigerator and pantry.
In this kitchen, quartersawn walnut cabinetry joins the smooth finish of Zodiaq quartz countertops for a visual yet functional aesthetic. Flos' Philippe Starck-designed light fixture from Light Bulbs Unlimited suspends over the breakfast table, while Harry Bertoia barstools from Design Within Reach pull up to the countertop, their lime green cushions chosen to reflect the outdoor hues.
Barstools from Artistic Frame covered in F. Schumacher's sandy-hued raffia pull up to this kitchen island, illuminated overhead by Hinson & Co.'s swirling pendants from Jerry Pair. Warm-toned, faux zebra-striped maple-wood cabinetry and granite countertops add a sophisticated tone.
Playful sayings by friends scrawl along the white-wood beams in this nearly all-white kitchen. Blue mosaic-glass tiles, Blue Macauba granite countertops and dangling globe-wrapped copper pendants add color.
Bamboo ceiling beams shape this oceanfront kitchen fashioned with Hawaiian Koa wood, granite countertops with ruby red aggregates and silver mica flecks, and a double-sided 10-foot kitchen water wall. Just beyond is a matching catering kitchen.
This kitchen features display niches above the cabinetry and inside the base of one of two islands. "It seemed appropriate to incorporate display shelves here for the wife's collection of glass, pottery and artifacts from around the world," Petruccelli says. Watercolors by Bobbie Hanson Riddle grace the far wall.
Quartzite-stone columns frame this kitchen, where cherry-wood and stainless-steel cabinetry from Aran World Italian Kitchens pops against white granite countertops from Keys Granite and a tiled cinnamon-colored backsplash from Walker Zanger.
Designer Jay Britto incorporated both wenge and Macassar ebony woods throughout this home, as in the kitchen's Roche-Bobois barstools. Pendants from Tango Lighting cast a glow over the 16-foot-long bar, accented with Compac's orange quartz countertop and backsplash.