Kitchen Cooks Up Fusion of East and West
Taking Craftsman bungalow design back to its Asian influences, designer Jennifer Gilmer remodels her own kitchen into a contemporary, soothing cooking space.
- By Jenny Nash
Filed under: Kitchen Appliance, Kitchen Design, Kitchens, Asian Style, Contemporary Style, Appliances
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The new appliances are equally cook-centric. The kitchen is equipped with a Sub-Zero fridge and wine cooler; Gaggenau 36-inch gas cooktop, deep fryer, grill, oven and steam oven; two Miele dishwashers (24 inch and 18 inch) and coffee machine; and a Scottsman icemaker and small refrigerator. The coffee machine, wine cooler, icemaker, small refrigerator and 18-inch dishwasher are in the butler's pantry, while the heavy machinery lives in the main kitchen.
Because light floods the room, Jennifer was able to go dark with her appliances and other finishes. The fridge is black, as is the cabinet next to it. For the other cabinets, the island and the 72-inch range hood, Jennifer used macassar ebony veneer that has a grain of almost-black and brown lines. The countertops are Absolute Black honed granite. A blast of color comes in with glass backsplashes that show through to a vibrant yellow-green.
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