A the heart of the home is the kitchen. In the past, the kitchen was a functional room, solitary and behind-the-scenes; nowadays it is the most likely room for a gathering, a vibrant place where family and friends can enjoy hospitality in a setting that is not only utilitarian, but reflects the spirit of its creator. Elle Decor Kitchens
brings together examples of kitchens from all over the world--from a chateau in Nice, to a townhouse in Manhattan's Greenwich Village--reflecting every possible nuance in style and taste. Each chapter focuses on a specific genre of kitchen: contemporary and country, as well as highlighting unique styles that defy classification.
In a kitchen the practical and functional aspects are as essential as the expressive. This volume devotes a chapter to the art of kitchen arrangement with tips on how to store anything, and provides a resource guide to help you find almost anything for the kitchen, from fixtures and furniture, to paint, woodwork and tiles--with an index of all the best addresses.