I used to pass architect and furniture designer Roy McMakin's studio in Seattle's Madrona neighborhood every morning on my way to fetch coffee. I always had to stop to ogle his whimsical designs, which magically blend traditional and modern without being precious. I especially admire his kitchens, which usually feature ample open shelving, stainless steel countertops and fixtures (to recreate the look, consult our piece on Stainless Kitchens), and sparkling white cabinetry, punctuated with a great splash of color. The details—a single painted white drawer on a dark wood cabinet, for instance—add to the viewing pleasure. See more of McMakin's work at Domestic Architecture.