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3 Inspiring Kitchens

These spaces celebrate the latest takes on traditional style

Produced by Sally Finder Weepie

The Thermador Kitchen Design Challenge recognizes designers from across the nation who have created inspiring kitchens over the last two years. Here's a look at the winning designs.


Tradition gets a fresh update in this coastal kitchen by Amy Hendel. Refined architectural details establish a timeless canvas that's accentuated by white-painted custom cabinetry and a focal-point hood over the commercial-grade range. Touches of modern gray are introduced by the fumed-wood island and the upholstered dining chairs. A mix of metals also speaks to modern style, as antique-brass pendants over the island mingle with hits of black in the chandelier and on a series of windows that look out to lake views. 



This kitchen by Larry Fischer, in a renovated Tudor home, blends the warmth of traditional Tudor style with today's clean sophistication. Fischer stuck to a subdued palette of white and warm grays, then upped the interest by layering in rich texture. Stainless-steel appliances and floating shelves balance the warm wood tones and add a utilitarian component to the space.



Classical sophistication never goes out of style, as Jim Deen proves in this kitchen. He called on a white-and-gray color scheme that's complemented by polished-nickel fixtures, crystal chandeliers, and a stainless-steel cooktop. A coffered ceiling, muntined glass-front cabinets, and an ogee edge on the island top all elevate the kitchen's detailed, traditional look.