The 2016 Kitchen of the Year Is Packed With Hidden Surprises

The 2016 Kitchen of the Year Is Packed With Hidden Surprises

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Every year, we concoct a definitive exhibit of culinary distinct advantages and astonishing style patterns. This time, designer Matthew Quinn joined proficiency with style, absolutely rethinking what a home kitchen can be — at any rate until next year.

Matthew Quinn Mudroom


A Lewis crystal fixture and Leyden sconces from Hudson Valley Lighting light up the Atlanta kitchen. The banquette — canvassed in Interlude from Thibaut's Portico accumulation of Sunbrella textures — offers comfortable seating around a Grothouse walnut table with metallized banding. Machine-launderable cloth shades by Thibaut are "kitchen-commonsense," says Quinn.

Kitchen of the Year Banquette

Charging Station

Fold-down thunder situates in great autos motivated Quinn to make the banquette's mystery compartment, which opens to uncover a charging station and a pocket for electronics.

Kitchen of the Year Matthew Quinn


The 60-inch Thermador run incorporates a warming cabinet and a twofold frying pan. The custom Mont Blanc hood originates from François and Co's. Matthew Quinn Collection.

Kitchen of the Year Matthew Quinn


Thermador's Freedom cooler and icebox are behind boards painted in Farrow and Ball's Dove Tale. Likewise disguised: a couple of Thermador Star-Sapphire dishwashers flanking the island's stainless steel Hillside sink from DXV. The touchless Grohe spigot can be utilized traditionally or actuated by a foot-controlled movement sensor.

Kitchen of the Year Matthew Quinn

Fold-Out Stool

A specialty in the kitchen island keeps paper towels close within reach. Additionally implicit: a collapsible advance stool to help kids reach the countertop.

Kitchen of the Year Matthew Quinn


Since the storeroom is unmistakable from the home's entrance, Quinn liked it up with glass entryways and Chevron glass tiles from AKDO. Hudson Valley Lighting's Middlebury apparatus and Thibaut's Windward Sisal grass fabric add enthusiasm to the roof. The silverware is by Ballard Designs.


Wet Bar

For the wet bar, Quinn shrouded the divider in gold-striped Calacatta marble tiles by AKDO, orchestrated in a sunburst design around the window. The cupboards, by Downsview Kitchens, coordinate the shade of the wash room tiles; the blended metal equipment was designed by Quinn. The Grohe Blue Chilled and Sparkling spigot administers still, marginally shimmering or completely shining water.

Kitchen of the Year Matthew Quinn

Refrigerated Drawer

Thanks to a brisk chill highlight, Thermador's under-counter icebox drawers bring down the temperature of refreshments to an ideal 33 degrees — an aid when the homeowner tosses a party.

Kitchen of the Year Matthew Quinn

Coffee Station

The worked in Thermador espresso station mixes espresso and coffee, with a steam wand that froths drain for cappuccinos and lattes; a cabinet beneath stocks espresso, sugar, mugs and spoons.

Kitchen of the Year Matthew Quinn

Ceiling Light

The sub-atomic roused Element apparatus by Corbett Lighting and Thibaut's metallic stopper print backdrop add astonish to the wet bar: "I adore a kitchen with an exceptional — and shocking — roof," Quinn says.

Kitchen of the Year Matthew Quinn

Great Room

The awesome room, as observed from the kitchen side, has a Napoleon gas chimney with a shelf designed by Quinn in finished Calacatta Nuvo Caesarstone, a similar material utilized as a part of a sharpened complete on the kitchen counters. The seating territory fits a group easily with a couple of eight-foot-long Macalester couches and two cowhide-shrouded Lind footrests, alongside a mixed drink table, support and tripod light, all from Room and Board. Straightforward side tables from Ballard Designs make an uncluttered look.

Black and White Living Room


The mudroom's unattached Ballard Designs beadboard bureau incorporates snares and drawers for reserving outdoor gear.

Kitchen of the Year Matthew Quinn


Next to the mudroom, a bathroom has an utilitarian Oak Hill DXV reassure sink, which Quinn notes is both rich and tough. The shower and latrine are taken cover behind window ornaments in Cabana Cloth from Thibaut's Portico accumulation of Sunbrella textures. Suspending a mirror before the window takes into account privacy.



The loggia is tied down by Woodard's strong fake wicker Bay Shore seating, upholstered in Sailcloth Salt by Sunbrella. Ballard Designs' Bornova mixed drink and side tables, cut from mango wood, include a fascinating touch. The Room and Board Tyne end tables are finished with dark quartz. The Haiku Luxe savvy fan self-alters its speed contingent upon warmth and stickiness levels.

Kitchen of the Year Matthew Quinn

Outdoor Fireplace

Napoleon's gas-controlled Galaxy outdoor chimney warms the loggia off the considerable room on fresh harvest time nighttimes. The Ballard Designs grower are displayed on olive-oil jugs.

Kitchen of the Year Matthew Quinn

The Homeowner

For homeowner Elizabeth Garvish, with her twins Alexander and Christian, the kitchen's palette is "up my rear way. I adore the flies of shading — these little amazements — like when I open the wash room door."

Kitchen of the Year Matthew Quinn

The Designer

Designer Matthew Quinn's new book, Quintessential Kitchens, includes some of his top picks among the kitchens he's designed in the course of the last 22 years.($110, Read more about his inspiration for this kitchen here.See something here you like? Look at our shopping guide for where to discover it.This story initially showed up in the October 2016 issue of House Beautiful.

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