Counter seating and a floor plan that allows people to gather comfortably are ideal for parties. Large ovens and deep dual sinks are valuable if you often use catering services.
The kitchen's interior design should blend with the rest of your home. Here, limestone floors flow from the foyer to the kitchen to the breakfast room.
Kitchen table ("Round Dining Table" #3437, by Barbara Barry); pendant over table ("Bracelet Chandelier" #PH200, by Thomas Pheasant): Baker, 800/592-2537, bakerfurniture.com.
Drapery ("Brussels Linen"/Celadon): Threadcount Textile & Design, 416/916-9012, threadcountinc.com.
Leading edge of drapery ("Le Grand Corail," by Barquenie): Pierre Frey, 866/707-1524, pierrefrey.com.
Drapery fabrication: Studio La Beaute, 416/485-1422, studiolabeaute.com.