This transitional kitchen blends the best of traditional familiarity with modern sophistication to create a comfortable, livable space. The high-end Calacatta marble countertops and built-in breakfast nook lend the traditional elements, while the sleek wood-veneered cabinets and dark wood flooring add modern influences.
All interior designers have the same dream. They dream of a space that is completely their own where they can express their unique style free from the constraints of client expectations or even the needs of their own daily lives. Not only has New York designer Megan Pflug (http://meganpflugdesigns.com/) realized that dream, but she’s sharing it with all of us. The Woodhouse Lodge (https://www.thewoodhouselodge.com/), Pflug’s new 10-room bed and breakfast in the heart of the Catskills in New York State is the perfect blend of rustic ambiance and big-city style.
HGTV Design Star contestant Karl Sponholtz designed this kitchen addition, including the custom cabinetry and paneling. "I wanted to give the traditional Georgian architecture a modern aesthetic — dreamy!," he says. The spacious white kitchen combines the best of both worlds with traditional, craftsman style cabinets and sleek marble counter tops and island. The over sized, but elegant, chandelier accentuates a tray ceiling while recessed lights help to fill every inch of this space with light. A large, black table set against wall-to-wall windows not only provides the perfect meeting place to enjoy breakfast but also a bold contrast for the space.
More international offerings just outside of Atlanta, the French destination pastry and coffee spot Cafe Vendome has two locations and is filled with expats enjoying some of the best croissants, eclairs, caneles, Madeline, macarons and a French take on the petit fours in the city. Run by an engineer-turned-patisserie owner, Cafe Vendome is the product of extensive research into French bread and pastry-making and a kitchen helmed by a Brittany native. Grab a locally-famous baguette on your way out, or a selection of breakfast pastries to wake up to or just enjoy lunch and pastries in-house.