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Delicious Designs

Four kitchens infused with exceptionally good taste.

Natural Beauty, Photo by Brandon Smith

Four kitchens infused with exceptionally good taste.

Oh, how we love the kitchen — the place where nourishing our family and friends begins. At any given time of day, coffee is brewing, pots are clanking, the home chef is chopping or something flavorful is bubbling and simmering. All elements are perfectly poised for company, ready to prompt so many delicious memories.

We believe the kitchen is the most vital room, providing a steady heartbeat within our home lives. It’s no wonder we adore this space, which is made even more magnificent with the right colors, textures and decor. Come along with us as we savor the flavor of four distinct kitchen designs.

Artistic Vision

Photo by Ely Fair

Designed by Jess Chamberlain
Photos by Ely Fair

“I designed our kitchen, and luckily I know some great artists, installers and fabricators who could bring my rudimentary drawings to life! I designed the space to suit our family’s style: a little dose of eccentric with a classic feel to it. We cook a lot, and it was important for us to have a fun space to be together and cook together — or break out into a family dance party.”

– Jess Chamberlain, Homeowner and Cold Butter Studio founder

Kitchen highlights:

  • The olive Lacanche range, the centerpiece and workhorse of the kitchen
  • The pattern play of the Popham Design tiles, manufactured in Marrakech, Morocco (a significant design detail, since Chamberlain is a talented ceramics artist)

Natural Beauty

Photo by Brandon Smith

Designed by Hannah Sutter
Photos by Brandon Smith

“My favorite part about this South Nichols Hills kitchen was the use of natural stone. We also wanted a cabinet front a little more modern than the typical shaker front door, so we used a slim three-quarter-inch-edge profile. We vaulted the ceiling in this space, which made everything feel much more elevated and open, and the custom built-in campaign dresser at the end of the cabinets gives the look of a furniture piece. Lastly, I love how we used the island countertop as an apron front for the kitchen sink. It added a gorgeous detail to the space!

This family is incredibly organized, especially the husband. We needed a kitchen that was well-laid-out with a purpose for every single drawer, shelf and cabinet. We also included an insanely large island to seat several people — perfect for entertaining family and friends.”

– Hannah Sutter, Hannah Sutter Interiors

Kitchen highlights:

  • Rejuvenation drum lighting, selected in a large scale to fit the massive island
  • Cabinets in a rift sawn white oak by Tillison Cabinetry
  • Kitchen island in a leathered Taj Mahal quartzite, offset by a black saratoga soapstone surround

Timeless Design

Photo by Charlie Neuenschwander

Designed by Melissa Fitzgerald
Photos by Charlie Neuenschwander

“I have so many favorites with this Heritage Hills kitchen. I love the mixture of classical elements, like the white cabinets’ dramatic door and drawer molding and crown molding, the black-and-white classic floors with the black and brass La Cornue. It all fits the period of a 1923 house, while the slab walnut cabinets on the other two walls really bring in the modern feel.

This kitchen really represents my design style as a whole: classic modern. Timeless, not trendy. It keeps those rich elements and tells a story while bringing it current. And the design keeps your eyes moving around the room, taking in every detail.”

– Melissa Fitzgerald, Kitchen Society Design

Kitchen highlights:

  • Glass chandeliers from Italy
  • The calcutta marble extending from the countertops to the hood, which creates a timeless look
  • Custom Society cabinetry
  • Sub-Zero Wolf refrigerator, tucked behind a white panel, and wine fridge

Next-Level Details

Photo by Corey Anthony

Designed by Melissa Fitzgerald
Photos by Corey Anthony

“I love how these finishes work together — so calming and beautiful. The use of lightened walnut with two warm gray-toned paint finishes makes each area really pop. The walnut ladder, brass hardware and lighting complement and finish the space so well. The kitchen has so much functionality packed into it, but aesthetically it remains calm. The cabinetry is our in-house line, Social Cabinetry, and all of the cabinet details truly take this kitchen to the next level.”

– Melissa Fitzgerald, Kitchen Society Design

Kitchen highlights:

  • Walnut ladder to accommodate high-level storage area
  • Circa lighting
  • Two islands arranged to allow for easy cooking and prep
  • Undercounter beverage and wine refrigerator
  • Coffee bar with Miele coffee system
  • Sub-Zero Wolf appliances used throughout