Let's get the kitchen stuff out of the way.
Here is my pick for my fantasy kitchen:
CABINETS - PoggenPohl
The Dwell show was sprinkled with many fully assembled kitchens. All of them boasted their own celebrity chef with cooking demonstrations scheduled throughout the weekend. All the kitchens were impressive (and drool worthy), but my favorite fantasy kitchen was, hands-down, the PoggenPohl kitchen. WHY? the magnificent custom made cabinets with cool trick drawers. Allow me.
Seems un-assuming, right? Just your basic, ultra modern Euro kitchen.
Here is a plate drawer.
And a utensils drawer. That is a slotted magnetic knife drawer.
And the pan drawer.
This is kind of hard to visualize but your press a button and the cabinet door gently raises. There is another button where it gently lowers. Awesome.
You got yer condiment drawer right here. And check out the way the cook top is set back so the chef can plate. NICE!
This is their celebrity chef. Eric Ripert. I had to go look him up. He has quite a website.
And Eric (can I call you Eric?) designed the whole kitchen. Here he describes the kitchen and why it works.
REFRIGERATOR - GE Monogram
There was lots of refrigeration at this show. BUT, we have very specific requirements. It has to fit a narrow depth (2 feet cabinet depth), and we have a long wall to fill up. The description just screams Sub-Zero doesn't it? But, not to be bashing anything I have not tried on a publicly facing blog, anyone I know who has purchased a Sub-Zero does not recommend for maintenance reasons. I am sorry by them's the facts.
We stumbled across this little beauty. Two units can sit side by side. One side refrigeration.
And the other side wine.
The pull out drawers on the bottom are convertible. They can be freezer or refrigeration. WOW!!!!!
Honorable mention in category going to best decorated refrigerator(s): Miele.
Yes, Miele color coordinated their refrigerator contents. Awesome, right?
RANGE - 48" Wolf.
What else. It was at the show but I didn't get a picture. Bad blogger.
Glass Tile - Bedrosians
I love the tile in this booth. I know the glass backspashes are all the rage and in ten years I will realize that I (again) succumbed to a trend, but I can't help myself.
What stopped me at the tile booth was the map lamp.
I know, distracting.
And then I saw it! The beautiful glass tile. I won't do mosaic even though it is very tempting. I like the big subway tiles. It will be hard to not install the green, but I will try to go for the soft grey. Maybe a taupe brown. Or just clear white.
Faucet - Brizo
First of all, check out this booth.
Now that you have my attention (shameless, I know), whatcha selling?
Umm, just super sexy faucets.
Every last one of them turned on and poured out water. How do they do it?
Range Hood - Best
I just kept taking pictures of the range hoods offered by Best, because they are so .... ahhh-mazing.
This one is called "Lipstick." Get it?
FLOORING - Old Wood Inc.
Flooring is a horrible problem. Our kitchen is a galley. On the bar side there is a light oak that isn'tmade anymore. In the kitchen side going into the laundry/office area is cheap Home Depot ugly tile. I want to switch the bar to an island. You will then see where one floor stops and one floor starts. It is a design dilemma for sure. My idea is to go completely different rather than
a) Re-flooring the whole house
b) Trying to pathetically match the existing light floor
What do you think of going with some totally different, reclaimed wood?
An Escher kitchen floor. Don't tempt me.