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WRAP-AROUND SHELVING
Designed by Gert Wingardh, this Swedish kitchen’s custom countertops and shelving are birch, the oven and cooktop are by Gaggenau, and the antique stove in the foreground is original to the house.

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STEEL AND SHELVES
The kitchen of a Manhattan townhouse designed by Temple St. Clair Carr features Carrara-marble counters and a custom-made stainless-steel hood and storage unit; the stove is by Wolf.

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OPEN IT UP WITH WHITE
Bertoia side chairs surround a Saarinen table in the kitchen; the Akari light sculpture is by Isamu Noguchi, the candlesticks are by Ted Muehling, the cabinetry is custom-made, and the Tara sink fittings are by Dornbracht.

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BLACK AND WHITE CHECKERBOARD
Jeweler Alexis Bittar’s Brooklyn Heights kitchen gives off retro vibes thanks to its checkerboard tilework.

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RUSTIC STORAGE
Model Anne Bannert made the mahogany top for this kitchen’s 1950 wood-fired barbecue grill. The copper hood is from the same decade, and the steel chair was found at the local dump.

 

 

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CHEERFUL ORGANIZATION
In his kitchen in New York’s East Village, interior designer Rayman Boozer created a sunny, inviting space by saturating nearly every available surface in lemon-yellow paint. A happy, low-cost renovation, it gives this small space an inviting country feel, even in the center of the city.

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ENGLISH COUNTRY STYLE
Sure, you may not have the luxury of the centuries-old brick walls just made for an Aga stove, but it shows just how well the rough-hewn look can work in small spaces. The oven is used for cooking and as the ground-floor radiator; the York stone flooring is original to the house.

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HANG YOUR POTS
In the kitchen of this London flat designed by Alex Papachristidis, 19th-century neoclassical prints from John Rosselli International are displayed against Nina Campbell’s Tamarin wallpaper from Osborne & Little

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ADD AN ACCENT COLOR
In the kitchen of a Manhattan home designed by Jonathan Adler, the cabinets are painted Tulip Red from Fine Paints of Europe; the dishwasher is by Miele.

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SUBWAY TILE & OPEN SHELVING
This New York studio apartment’s custom cabinetry is painted in Benjamin Moore’s Dove Wing. The countertops are Caesarstone, and the dishes are from Restoration Hardware.

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SMALL ISLANDS
Furniture magnate Ashley Stark’s Manhattan apartment kitchen features light fixtures from Chameleon Fine Lighting. The vent hood and cooktop are by Wolf and the dishwasher is by Bosch.

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USE YOUR LIGHT
Designer Kevin Byrne’s white kitchen — part of his 703-square foot home — features custom-made matte-lacquer cabinets with Corian counters and backsplashes.

“Little kitchens can have serious style” By Jamie Wiebe. The full article in Elle Décor