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Steal This Look: A Kitchen Designed for Entertaining

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Nov 05, 2014 01:04 AM
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by Alexa Hotz last modified Nov 04, 2014

Interior designer Summer Thornton took a masculine approach to the remodel of an early 1900s French Tudor in Evergreen Park, Illinois, a half hour south of Chicago. The house was overhauled for a single man—one who likes to entertain—and the plan allows for ample growth and plenty of guests. With its classic French range and industrial accents, the grand-scale kitchen is a healthy mix of modern warmth and ruggedness. Here's a look at the design and how to source the key elements. Above: A long marble-topped island runs down the center of the eat-in kitchen ending with a circular dining table. The range is set within a brick niche. Photograph from Summer Thornton Design . Above: Thornton's firm designed and built all the cabinetry, including the columns of rustic open shelves on either side of the range. Above: Large baskets tucked below the island add an extra layer of storage in the kitchen. Appliances Above: La Cornue's  CornuFé Stove in Stainless Steel  is available with chrome accents or, as seen above, chrome and brass accents; $8,600 at Williams-Sonoma. Above: See what you've got: The  Sub-Zero BI-36UG Built-in Bottom Freezer Drawer Refrigerator  is $9,949 through approved dealers. Faucets & Hardware Above: A handy feature mounted over the range, the  Kallista One Wall-Mounted Pot Filler  has a 22-inch reach; $1,095 in chrome finish. Also available in nickel silver and brushed nickel through Kallista. Pot fillers are a Remodelista favorite; for more, see  10 Easy Pieces: Pot Filler Faucets . Above: Similar to the cabinet hardware on the sink wall, Schoolhouse Electric's  Edgecliff Pull  is made of solid natural brass and comes in three sizes: 6, 8, and 11 inches; $28 to $50 each. Lighting Above: Designed by Michele de Lucchi and made of Murano glass, the  Aquatinta Suspension Lamp  in clear glass is $730 at Horne. Another glass pendant we like is the  Mega-Bulb Pendant Light  by Sofie Refer; $290 at YLighting. Above: To light the dining table, Thornton selected the long-armed, modern classic  Potence Lamp , designed in 1950 by Jean Prouvé and Charlotte Perriand; $1,870 at Design Within Reach. For more like it, see  5 Favorites: Prouvé-Inspired Swing Arm Lights  and  High/Low: The Iconic Potence Lamp by Jean Prouvé . Above: Restoration Hardware's  Modern Taper Sconce , like the dressy wall lights over the sink, has a polished chrome base and white linen shade; $129. Furniture Above: For a stand-alone kitchen island with similar appeal, Williams-Sonoma's  Marble-Top Kitchen Island  has a white farmhouse-style base and a Carrara marble counter; $3,695. For other ideas, see  10 Easy Pieces: Instant Kitchen Islands  and get inspired by 11 Kitchen Islands Gone Glamorous .  Above: The  Mid-Century Round Dining Table  has a solid eucalyptus base and walnut veneered top; $499 from West Elm. Above: Michael Thonet's bentwood  Era Chair , designed in 1859, is on sale for $141.75 to $189, depending on color (ordinarily $165 to $189) at Design Within Reach. See it and other options in  10 Easy Pieces: Wood Dining Chairs for Under $200 . Above: For an industrial, wall-mounted shelf akin to the one of the sink counter, consider the  L-Beam Wall Shelf  with metal brackets and mango wood shelves; $249 at West Elm. Accessories Above: The Simplex Gas Kettle has a mirror chrome finish over solid copper; $189.95. See  10 Easy Pieces: Classic Tea Kettles  for more. Above: A framed print by the sink brings art into the kitchen. West Elm's  Gallery Frames  range from $12 to $69 depending on size. To replicate the look, find more inspiration in  The New Art Gallery: Paintings in the Kitchen . Above: The  Canvas Blond Cutting Board  is made by Amish woodworkers from American hardwoods; $68 each at Canvas Home. Above: The Williams-Sonoma Open Kitchen Stainless Steel Colander Set of 3 is $38. Above: The  Small Double-Handle Storage Basket  is made of woven water hyacinth; £49 ($78) at Toast, in the UK. Above: From Nickey Kehoe, in LA,  Match Pewter Candlesticks  from the north of Italy are $135 for a pair. Above:  Hand-Dipped Taper Candles  made in the US are $8 a pair at March, in San Francisco. Visit Gardenista for a look at some of the best Kitchen Gardens . See three more of our favorite kitchen designs to steal: Steal This Look: A Minimalist English Kitchen Steal This Look: A Spanish-Inspired Black and White Kitchen Steal This Look: The Endless Summer Kitchen More Stories from Remodelista Object Lessons: The Mason Cash Mixing Bowl American Standard Goes Luxe: The DXV Collection Currently Coveting: Japanese-Style Tableware Made in LA






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