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Seating Arrangements in the Kitchen

When personalizing a kitchen, the seating area is the area to make a statement.
Embellish,
Streamline,
Simplify,
Colorize.
Expand.

Take a kitchen from functional to fabulous.
Here are some of my favorites.

SO INVITING…

At the far end of the kitchen, an 18th-century French farm table is lit by a three-bulb version of the pendants over the kitchen island.
The reproduction Thonet dining chairs came from Paris. Notice the dark wood hutch, a family heirloom, with gleaming white ceramic and ironstone pieces the homeowner collects.
As seen in House Beautiful.

CLARITY…
Modern dining room featured in House Beautiful December 2006 issue.

COLOR + TEXTURE = A+

AND MORE COLOR…

On the cabinets, high-gloss paint–Benjamin Moore’s White Dove–easily wipes clean and is set off by custom-colored grass-green walls.
The 48-inch gas range is by Wolf. The Country Kitchen sink is paired with the Amarilis Heritage faucet, both by American Standard. Click here for House Beautiful article.

MINIMALISTIC = MAXIMUM IMPACT

Bruck Rainbow LED lights hang over the island. The Onda stools are from Design Within Reach. The white stacking vases are by Pascal Mourgue, from Ligne Roset.
Featured in House Beautiful April 2007 issue.

MONOCHROMATIC MINIMALISM CAN BE COZY

New traditional kitchen featured in March 2006 House Beautiful issue.

WHERE LESS IS MORE

Modern open-plan kitchen featured in House Beautiful April 2006 issue. For link click here.

A CASUAL GREAT ROOM WHERE THE KITCHEN BLENDS IN

It’s easy to live in designer Eldon Wong’s kitchen because it blends so seamlessly with the family room. For more information, click here.

PARTY OF SIX? PONY UP TO THE SNACK BAR!

The client’s love for Swedish style inspired the cabinetry, custom-made by Kevin Ritter. The 5-burner Diva de Provence induction cooktop delivers over 89,000 BTUs. The 36-inch dual convection oven is by Wolf. Wilt pendant lights from LBL Lighting. As seen in House Beautiful.

FORMALLY ATTIRED AND NO RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.

Seating with the added feature of storage is the added bonus.
This from Better Homes and Gardens where you may view some 50 plus styles of banquettes and seating areas.

WHERE INNOVATION IS THE MOTHER OF REINVENTION.
This is Susan Serra’s kitchen. Cozy!
Great place for luxuriating over the Sunday paper. Love it!

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Author:

Laurie Burke, connected to the design and construction industry since 1996. A seasoned residential kitchen and bath design specialist , Laurie has designed thousands of kitchens & baths as well as other cabinetry projects requiring technical precision in design drafting utilizing state of the art 2020 software for creating accurate plans and elevations. Through on- going product knowledge training and a desire to always stay current with an evolving marketplace, Laurie Burke maintains a strong command of knowing the appropriate Fit & Finish materials required for a residential remodel to meet the budget, the timeline of a project and a client's need for a finished product that meets their satisfaction. Kitchen Designer by trade, foodie, techie, weekend traveler for fun. For more information contact me at burkeKBdesign@gmail.com http://laurieburke.houzz.com

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