I love to cook and entertain. Over the years I have had the good fortune of taking several cooking classes in some pretty interesting places: A villa in Tuscany, a very cool home in San Miguel Allende with a well known chef, and several years ago at the James Beard School in NYC. When the design opportunity for a kitchen crosses my path, I am always intrigued and challenged to present products and components that will have long term intrinsic value and beauty that our client will love to use. That sounds a tad cliche but it is true. Right now I am pulling together ideas for a chic modern kitchen. I start with the Wow! What exactly will be seen when someone walks in the space?

Color and wood species – good mix (via)

Wood species and detail are the components to chic (via)

Angles and color; Poggenpohl is gorgeous (via)

This Kohler sink in a spectacular island (via)

So very chic, perfect for the modern lifestyle (via)

The perfect pantry (via)

Curved lines look clean and modern (via)

Cork floors are perfect for the kitchen (via)

As I go over our ‘wish list’ and begin to formulate ideas of what manufacturer might best suit our needs, I realize this list can become endless. For us new construction or remodel projects must always have a common thread in consistency of quality and durability of product, regardless of the architectural leanings. Now that I have thought it through here I will begin to draw this cool kitchen I envision. Keep you posted.

This is stunning by Poggenpohl (via)

Do you like the chic modern kitchen? Have you seen cork floors in a kitchen design scheme?