Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Architectural Digest Kitchen Contest

Did you know that Architectural Digest has a kitchen contest going on? Apparently there was already a preliminary round, which consisted of kitchens sent in by Architectural Digest (AD) readers. Based on the preliminary round of voting, six kitchens have made it into the finals. I was particularly thrilled to see that a kitchen I had featured on my blog was in the finals - it is an Atlanta home designed by Melanie Turner of Turner Davis Interiors. I had the pleasure of seeing this kitchen in person, and it is one of the most beautiful kitchens I have ever seen.

Here are the finalists:

Kitchen by Turner Davis Interiors. I love this kitchen - it is both modern and classic at the same time. This is one of my all time favorite kitchens, and it is well deserving of this honor!

I love the lanterns - large scale and beautiful. Seeing this kitchen makes me want to see the rest of the home. Kitchen by Phil Kean Designs.

It seems to be the lighting that catches my eye in all of these kitchen designs! I love the delicate globe lanterns used in this kitchen, and the smart use of space. Kitchen by Amy Meckfessel of Orinda, California.

The combination of the chevron floors and the sleek contemporary design is striking in this kitchen by Traci Taylor of Design Studio West.

The light fron the wall of windows in this kitchen really appeals to me. The kitchen itself is contemporary and beautifully suited to the space. Kitchen by Brittany Drennen of Kansas City, Missouri.

The details in this kitchen are what immediately catch my eye - the bookcase in the island, the combination of countertops, the artful arrangement of sinks. Kitchen by William Noval of Hopewell, New Jersey.

Please visit the Architectural Digest website to cast your vote (for my email readers, please click here)! You can vote once per day (if you feel particularly passionate about one of these kitchens), and voting continues through October 26. The winner will be announced on October 27! Good luck to all of the designers behind these beautiful kitchens. My vote is for local talent Melanie Turner!