Barry Dixon is the talented designer of this kitchen. He accentuates the Asian influences to the decor by hanging an Asian lantern which has the feature of a fish trap. The homeowner of this kitchen spent her childhood time in Asia. The dining table of this space is merged and placed closely with the kitchen island. It has a large round top with nailed accent around its edge. Armless barstools with the idyllic floral pattern are added to complete the display of the dining table. Next to this area is the space of the gallant island. It has additional cabinets beneath that can be used to store your kitchen aids. A pot rack is hung over the countertop of the island to hook more kitchen utensils.
Carole Lalli, a former editor of a food magazine, is also the talented designer of this marble and butcher Block Island in her own Connecticut kitchen. She uses a large island because when her daughters visit her, they cook together with her. And her husband is an American that can prepare the best prep before we cook. The top of the island creates a contrasting mix of marble and butcher block. One emits the charm of the woodsy hue, while the other one exudes the appeal of the white glossy surface. This area is irradiated by twin pendant lights which have white sconces. The prominent wall is the place for the built-in refrigerator.
Suzanne Kasler, the ingenious designer of this culinary space reinvents the dining space by mixing dining chairs of Louis XV-style which have formal touch with the French farm table of the 19th-century. The dining chairs do not have arms which ease the users to get in and out especially if the space is tight. The look of the armless chairs is more elegant with the use of shabby green upholstery. Engraved accent on the wood surface of the chairs enliven the appearance of these wooden seats. A drawer is added at each edge width of the table. The pulls and knobs of the drawers have a simple round shape that brings the appeal of the old time. A classic pendant light with many white lampshades has irradiated this spacious kitchen in a graceful manner.
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