We like the subtle glamour on display in this old-world-meets-new-world kitchen in Brooklyn (in the home of Alan Hill, a graphic designer, and Sarah Bedford, a painter): a modern workspace has been inserted into a high-ceilinged room with original crown molding; recreate the look with the pieces sourced below and see the rest of the house at Design Sponge.
Above: Gray-veined marble is used on the countertops and as black splash; for a similar look try Royal Danby Marble from Vermont Quarries (contact directly for distributors).
Above: Dornbracht Tara Logic with single lever basin mixer. Available from Faucet Supply; contact for pricing.
Above: Four-Burner Professional Range by Bertazzoni: $2,299 from A.J. Madison.
Above: Milking Stool by Um Project; $295 from Voos Furniture.
Above: Madeline Weinrib Zig Zag Camel Rug: $325 from Beckwith Interiors.
Above: Our favorite drip coffee maker is from Netherlands company Technivorm; the Moccamaster Clubline Series is now available in a metallic white finish from Bald Mountain Coffee Company for $279.
Above: The classic Pillivuyt Tulip Bowl works equally well as a serving bowl or a fruit bowl; $112 at Williams-Sonoma.