Monthly Archives: September 2016

Kitchens for an Easy Home Renovation

Embarking on a custom kitchen renovation? Before you drive yourself crazy with cabinetry fittings and countertop consultations at stores all over town (or the Internet), consider the benefits of a ready-made kitchen. Convenient and in some cases surprisingly affordable, all-in-one kitchen designs can be customized to suit any-sized space (measurements are key) and come in a variety of sizes, colors, and styles, from Italian modern to country traditional and everything in between. Here, AD rounds up 17 stunning examples that let you choose every element—think hardware, finishes, and more—in one shot, streamlining the design process without compromising on beauty and functionality.

The brand provides an extensive range of kitchen components, including these Modena cabinetry doors in a milk-paint finish and a handsome credenza in wire-brushed oak.

The sleek new Principia kitchens by Italian architect and designer Antonio Citterio for Arclinea feature handsome wood-grain cabinetry and specially treated stainless steel in three finish options.

LOOK by Snaidero was designed as a canvas that allows homeowners to create their unique kitchen vision. The wooden worktop has adjustable heights and widths, while pantry units come in several sizes to accommodate different layouts.

How to make a gorgeous castle

A castellated yew hedge divides the boxwood knot garden from the rose garden. Stag statues from La Maison Française Antiques.

In the baronial entry hall, an antique iron chandelier hangs over an 1840s Gothic Revival library table and Bullard-designed stools, which are dressed in a Robert Kime print with a Samuel & Sons fringe trim. Seventeenth-century Oushak from Mansour.

Looking into the entry hall of Tommy and Dee Hilfiger’s historic house, where a 19th-century hunting dog painting is surrounded by antique antlers; the home was renovated by architect Andre Tchelistcheff and furnished by Martyn Lawrence Bullard.

The dining room walls are upholstered in a paisley design by Bullard for Schumacher and hung with antique Chinese porcelain. Rare Gothic Revival table and chairs by A.W.N. Pugin.

In the library, leather club chairs flank a door opening onto the rose garden.

The living room’s labyrinthine plasterwork ceiling was executed by Hyde Park Mouldings. George Smith sofa in a Clarence House silk velvet with pillows of antique tapestry and a Scalamandré leopard print; cocktail table by Bullard.