I feel bad that I didn't get more Kips Bay Decorator Show House posts up before I left town or before it ended. But in the interest of better late than never, I'm going to try to post a few more rooms this summer. One room that was especially impressive and also full of practical design elements was the kitchen by Matthew Quinn. The space was inspired not only by the ornate moldings of the Villard Mansion but also St. Patrick's Cathedral which sits just outside the windows. "Two enormous glass door larders, with mullion patterns inspired by the stained glass windows of St. Patrick's, providing stylish housing for dishes and barware, flank the intimate in-kitchen dining area."
It is separate scullery has more storage for food and equipment, a microwave, sink, and a secondary dishwasher, oven, and warming drawer and a beautiful shade of blue paint that was unfortunately not named in the source book. The open shelving is also nice for ingredients and items used daily. My favorite item in the space was the drawers for napkins and rings which would be great for anyone who entertains frequently.
Of course, it doesn't hurt that the kitchen is larger than most New York apartments. Small kitchens are probably why most Manhattanites order in or go out to eat.
Photos by Heather Clawson for Habitually Chic