Steven Gambrel Time and PlaceContemporary Kitchen, New York
Excerpted from Steven Gambrel: Time & Place (Abrams, 2012). Photography by Eric Piasecki.
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Restaurant-style doors + globe chandelier. Why not make the door a design feature? Restaurant-style swinging doors with circular glass insets bring energy to the kitchen here, while a chandelier made up of globe lights in different hues echoes the shape of the round panes in the door.
Have snacks ready to go. There is no need to tire yourself out making elaborate small plates — some ripe, in-season fruit plus nuts, cheeses and olives would be ample. Vary the height of your display for visual interest and set everything out (along with the makings for drinks or a bottle of wine) before guests arrive. A few ideas: Put antipasti on wooden or marble cheese boards, a wood slab or cake stands; stand up cheese straws or bread sticks in glasses; plunk olives and nuts in tiny bowls or ramekins.
Swinging doors don't always need to be white with small round windows. This fun double door, paired with an eclectic chandelier and diner-style chairs, gives this room a retro yet trendy twist.