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 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: 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."