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Modern Eclectic

House & Garden
Modern Eclectic

Kitchens for every type of reader

The open format of a classic Modern kitchen is a natural answer for a multitasking family. Surfaces are tough and easy to clean without sacrificing beauty, and multiple cooks and other passersby can circulate easily.

From "The Polymaths," April 2006
Kitchen system: Arcilinea

Pendants: vintage Murano glass

Table and chairs: Eero Saarinen Tulip chairs and dining table
This collector of contemporary furniture establishes a streamlined and nearly monochromatic background, then punches up the scheme with ultramodern pieces. Quirky as they are, the Ron Arad table and translucent seats are utterly practical surfaces for dining.

Table: Ron Arad Walking Table (1990)

Chairs: Olivier Vedrine for Neotu-Studioc


In this exacting modern design, even the natural Carrera marble and warm wood has a elegant gloss, and everything stows out of sight to transform the space to a pristine, calm venue for dinner.

From "Modernist Marriage," November 2004
Floors:Carrera marble

Countertop: Corian

Cabinets: Putman oak cabinetry

Chairs: Moroso

Faucet: Tara, by Dornbracht


The beachy feel and visual interest of this kitchen makes efficiency seem secondary, but the pass-through that is part of its charm, ample drawer storage and economical floor plan make it suitable for keeping up with an active family.

From "Island Idyll," June 2005
Range and hood: Thermador

Wall tiles: By Ramon Curiel from Cuban Tropical Tile, Inc.

Chairs: Thonet classic Cafe Daum chairs

Table: Saarinen tulip table from Knoll

With acid-etched glass diffusing the light and warmed by a dark wood floor, this classic red and stainless modern kitchen is a cozy but functional landing spot for couples and kids.

From "Ideal Perspective," April 2004.

Cabinetry: Bulthaup

Lighting: Sylvan R. Shemitz & Associates 203-934-3441

Faucet: KWC

Chairs: vintage Warren McArthur: dining chairs

Jonathan Adler's urban nook demonstrates how a small kitchen can be both economical and expressive.

From "Pulling No Punches," June 2005


This adaptable, dress-up or dress-down kitchen depends on a rich mix of traditional, high-tech surfaces and assertive colors.

From "City by the Sea," March 2004

Chairs: Terence Conran shop

Refrigerator: SubZero



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