House Beautiful Kitchen of the Year

I know it’s still a while off, but I am already looking forward to House Beautiful’s Kitchen of the Year.  It’s a great opportunity to see new products and appliances.

Last year’s Kitchen of the Year by Mick De Giulio featured a design that I absolutely loved.  It was so simple and beautiful.

Bright and open with a touch of glamor!

A stunning custom cabinet.

Including a cozy seating area in the kitchen is genius.

Love the casual, mismatched chairs in the dining area.

Another past Kitchen of the Year that made an impression on me was designed by Christopher Peacock in 2008.  His use of CaesarStone allowed clients and other designers to feel OK with using man-made materials.  In general, I think the Kitchen of the Year is a good gauge of the direction kitchen design is moving and which brands are reliable and comfortable for both client and designer.

Christopher Peacock’s kitchen design with CaesarStone.

I’d imagine House Beautiful’s Kitchen of the Year will be on display and open to the public at Rockefeller Center in NYC as in years past.  Show kitchen visitors will be able to enjoy demos and tastings from a variety of chefs, making this much more than a display kitchen.  It needs to be as functional as it is beautiful.

The 2008 Kitchen of the Year in Rockefeller Center.

NY Chef Marc Murphy cooks for a crowd in last year’s Kitchen of the Year.

I can’t wait to see this year’s kitchen!