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Art-Inspired Kitchens

July 20, 2015
It's all in the details: the glass curio cabinets, the niches for displaying sculptures, the artwork illuminated by accent lighting. See how a functional kitchen can carry an artistic influence.
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From: Dave Stimmel

Ornate, Artistic Details

This pink and gold formal kitchen shines with traditional detailing. The exposed stone wall in the old-fashioned dining area serves as a soft backdrop for the pink hues throughout the room. The chairs echo the soft curves of the cabinet and mantel molding, and the mantel provides a beautiful place to display artwork. Subtle lighting also sets the mood for the space. Design by Dave Stimmel

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The Kitchen as Art

This kitchen is a piece of art. The hand-painted custom tile mural forms a backdrop and gives the space a whimsical feel, while the granite countertops and French limestone floors keep it classy. Design by Estelle Jaivin

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Kitchen Display Cases

This classically elegant space features a floor-to-ceiling hearth surrounding the cooking area, which becomes the focal point of the room. On each side, glass-door cabinets, complete with soft, built-in lighting, beautifully display artwork. White linen cabinets with a chocolate glaze, along with cherry islands in a light mahogany stain and walnut glaze, create a comfortable, classic room. Design by Peter Ross Salerno. Photo by Peter Rymwid Architectural Photography

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Museum-Worthy Kitchen

With the combination of stained exotic woods and hand-painted combed faux finishes for the custom cabinetry, this kitchen is a work of art, reflecting the tastes of contemporary art aficionados. Photo by David Duncan Livingston. Design by Lou Ann Bauer in San Francisco

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