HGTV Urban Oasis 2012: Kitchen Pictures

A crisp white palette, chrome accents and marble surfaces elevate the design of the contemporary-style kitchen at HGTV Urban Oasis.

  • Wide Kitchen

    To maximize space and storage options, the unit's standard kitchen was blown out and cabinetry installed to ceiling height.

  • Kitchen Island

    Gold Calacatta marble, a medium that boasts dramatic veining in shades akin to the apartment's own color palette, wraps a 6-foot island. \"This island was to feel more furniture-like because you see it from the living room,\" says Lindsay. \"I wanted it to be the statement of the kitchen.\"

  • Kitchen Ovens

    Inspired by the blues of Biscayne Bay, accessories and artwork provide the needed punch of color that stands in contrast to the kitchen's crisp white canvas.

  • Kitchen Artwork Decor

    Mixed-media wall art, purchased in Miami's design district, lends texture and connects to Urban's tropical location. \"We have a lot of natural references to help warm up this area,\" says Lindsay.

  • Wide Kitchen

    Following house planner Jack Thomasson's directive to develop sleek Miami-style interiors, Lindsay Pumpa selected all-white cabinetry. To modernize traditional styling, she added linear handles and frosted-glass fronts.

  • Kitchen Oven

    Building upon the space's modern aesthetic, a flush-set built-in oven and microwave drawer are framed in classic stainless steel.

  • Kitchen Counter Vase

    Frosted-glass subway tile and man-made quartz countertops provide a neutral canvas, animated by artwork, tropical foliage and casual fruit and floral arrangements.

  • Kitchen Cabinets

    Solid birch cabinetry replaces the apartment's original stock arrangement. Custom touches include steel bar pulls and frosted-glass fronts, which provide a blurred view of porcelain dinnerware.

  • Kitchen Sink

    A contemporary play on the classic farmhouse form, a stainless steel apron-front sink boasts clean, simple lines that stand in contrast to the articulated faucet, which pivots to accommodate cleaning tasks large and small.

  • Kitchen

    Polished-nickel pendant lights illuminate the entertaining island. To keep views unobstructed, clear-glass globes were removed from lighting fixtures.

  • Kitchen Island

    The island front, clad in frosted-glass subway tile, references other linear details sprinkled throughout the apartment's open living space. \"Pairing tile with the marble top lends more visual interest and texture,\" says Lindsay.

  • Kitchen Dining Areas

    The third try was a charm in the apartment's dining area, where a gray oak and chrome table trumped both reclaimed wood and clear-glass options. \"We ended up with the dark wood and I'm so happy we did,\" says Lindsay. \"We needed more dark to break up the white.\"

  • Kitchen Lights

    The bubble shape of the Caviar Cluster Chandelier, designed by Laura Kirar, continues a subtle sea life and ocean theme. \"I've been in love with this light fixture for a year and a half now,\" says Lindsay, who knew the design ideally suited this particular space.

  • Kitchen Decor

    Organic elements include an olive wood cutting board and recycled glass bottles, which reference Florida's tropical waters.

  • Kitchen

    An installation of glass panels, inspired by the design of glass railing in Paramount Bay's lobby, draws the eye toward ocean views and offers a creative alternative to traditional artwork.

  • Kitchen Glass Tile

    Handcrafted by HGTV Urban Oasis contractor Bruce Harwood, glass panels tie back to the kitchen subway tile. \"This is a great non-obtrusive texture to break up that big wall,\" adds Lindsay. \"And it helps carry on the color variation of white-dark, white-dark.\"

  • Dining Table

    Italian-style slider chairs, upholstered in gray leather, provide visual relief from an all-white kitchen and living room palette.

  • Kitchen Chairs

    Stainless steel table and chair legs were selected over heavy wood or slipcovered surfaces to keep the room vignette \"light, airy and very streamlined,\" says Lindsay.

  • Living Room Wide

    The dining area opens to the living room, where full-length floor-to-ceiling glass walls offer glorious views of Biscayne Bay and Miami Beach.

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