ISSUE 72  |  The Gold Coast

10 Favorites: Minimal Kitchens in Opulent Spaces

May 16, 2013 7:30 PM

BY Julie Carlson

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Noticed lately: unapologetically minimal kitchens in wedding cake ornate spaces.

Above: In a Boston brownstone kitchen, architects Katarina Edlund and Scott Slarsky (of designLAB Architects) paired marble-topped work stations with a Poul Henningsen artichoke lamp suspended from an ornate plaster medallion.

Above: An arched mahogany cabinet in a kitchen by Caden Design Group.

Above: An ornate kitchen via Style Files.

Above: In a Brooklyn kitchen, Elizabeth Roberts adapted an old wardrobe to house the kitchen appliances and tableware.

Above: A kitchen in Belgium by Minus Interier Architecten.

Above: A loft kitchen by NYC designer Magdalena Keck (a member of the Remodelista Architect/Designer Directory).

Above: A reader reminded us that we’d forgotten to include Pilar Guzman’s Brooklyn kitchen; see the full house tour at Martha Stewart.

Above: An ornate space with a cantilevered workstation by Italian firm Weiss Cucine Bianchi.

Above: A minimalist kitchen in a Chelsea townhouse by Julian King of Julian King Architect (a member of the Remodelista Architect/Designer Directory.

Above: Sara Ruffin Costello writes of Jasper Conran’s kitchen in the WSJ: “The ratio of modern stainless counter to old-lady molding in this kitchen makes a formidable statement.”