KITCHEN & BATH

Besides for a question of utility, there's little that divides great art from great design. At least that's what California ...
Bertazzoni, an industry leader in luxury kitchen appliances, has been in business for more than 135 years. The company’s longevity ...
With a decade of experience in hospitality, urban planning, and exhibition design, both in her native Hong Kong and in ...
A laid-back, sand-between-the-toes spirit pervades this sophisticated pied-à-terre. “The look is intentionally unusual, but there’s also a sense of fun ...
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5 Kitchens and Baths Display Texture and Taste

U.S. and European residences display texture and taste.


1. Firm: .

Project: House.

Location: Ghent, Belgium.

StandoutOcean references include the tonal blues of a bathroom’s ceramic tile and, above the kitchen, a lounge inspired by a catamaran’s safety net.


2. Firm: .

Project: Apartment.

Location: Seattle, WA.

Standout: The concrete brick in the kitchen and the hot-rolled, blackened, and waxed steel of a stair and balcony pick up on the building’s industrial vibe. 


3. Firm: .

Project: House.

Location: Sant Cugat del Vallés, Spain.

Standout: Humble knotty pine cabinetry, paneling, and flooring join concrete block and particleboard for a look that's uper pared-down.


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Project: Apartment.

Location: Barcelona, Spain.

Standout: Century-old architecture suggested the style-approporate pink and mint green appearing on the walls, window casings, and encaustic floor tile.


5. Firm: .

Project: Model apartment

Location: New York, NY.

Standout: Bronzed bath fittings and Italian statuary marble impart classic grandeur to contemporary digs.


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