2012 Hampton Designer Showhouse Kitchen

As you would expect, the showhouse included a large bright modern kitchen with tons of storage, tailored Caged Lanterns from Circa lighting, top end Dacor appliances and several work and entertaining stations. Designed by Robert Bakes for his Hamptons based Bakes and Company, the room “marries the rich traditions of English cabinet making with a truly American sensibility.”

2012 Hampton Designer Showhouse

Classic white cabinetry above is combined with what looks like walnut drawers below enhanced with nickel hardware and a nice detail of stainless between the drawers.

2012 Hampton Designer Showhouse

The classic combination of carrera counters and nickel bridge faucet on the working island is updated with a nickel silver apron sink.

2012 Hampton Designer Showhouse

A second island behind is organized with wine storage and counter/stool area – marble for the prep side and a wood surround for the eating/entertaining area. And although I wasn’t quite sure at first it was the most useful size, I liked the shape of the narrow sink in the second island with the simple gooseneck faucet. The manufacturer, Texas Lightsmith, however, pointed out that “the narrow sink is great for entertaining, you fill it with crushed ice and few bottles of champagne and white… drinks stay cold and when the ice melts it’s got a drain! Viola!” OK – I’m a convert!

2012 Hampton Designer ShowhouseBut I think my favorite feature might have been the spectacular custom backsplash by Virginia based New Ravenna Mosaics.

2012 Hampton Designer ShowhouseElegant yet modern, it anchors that whole end of the kitchen with an upbeat and lively vibe. It is a reminder of how creative tile design can be. It is truly artwork for the kitchen that can elevate a space from classic to fantastic!

2012 Hampton Designer Showhouse

Tomorrow we take a little break from the showhouse for a special sneak peek at an upcoming fall feature.

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14 Responses to 2012 Hampton Designer Showhouse Kitchen

  1. What a gogeous kitchen and I love that concrete sink! Not sure what you would do with the narrow sink but I like the looks of it. Stunning as always!


    • Saffron says:

      the narrow sink is great for entertaining, you fill it with crushed ice and few bottles of champagne and white… drinks stay cold and when the ice melts it’s got a drain! Viola!

      • quintessence says:

        Love it – will include that as well – thank you for writing!! I adore the shape and size – what a great ancillary sink!

  2. Beautiful kitchen Stacey! I love the backsplash, so unique and I love that it can work in a modern space and a traditional space.


  3. beautiful backsplash! great coverage !

  4. Franki Parde says:

    Reminds me of crepuscular rays! Neat! franki

  5. stitchfork says:

    uh-huh…I cook cook in that kitchen!!

  6. Sara Baldwin says:

    Stacey, Thanks a million for including us in your post and for your compliments! It was a delight to work with Bob Bakes and develop the back splash (it’s called “Radiance”), and an honor. And of course I am relieved it has gone over so well– we always get a bit nervous when presenting something a little out of the ordinary…

  7. Saffron says:

    the apron sink is actually made of nickel silver :)

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  9. absolutely gorgeous! thank you for sharing!

  10. This kitchen is absolutely fabulous!! Love everything about it, 

  11. It looks SO GOOD! Like a picture from a magazine!

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