Monday, July 20, 2009

Kitchen of the Year-Rockafeller Center

I took a trip into NYC Thursday to stay overnight with a friend who is going to Japan next Saturday to teach English for a year. On Friday morning, I took the subway to Rockefeller Center to take pictures of the almost finished "Kitchen of the Year" which recreates Ina Garden's Kitchen with the help of designer Robert Stilin and House Beautiful. It was spectacular! I could not help thinking to myself that this is such a great idea! What a great way to get people excited about Design! Well, I was unable to get great pictures of the inside but was able to get some pictures of the set-up. 

I hope you will get a chance to go, it is such a great experience!

Ina Garden inside her kitchen.
Designer Robert Stilin in the "Kitchen of the Year 2009"
View of the "Kitchen of the Year" at Rockefeller Center, New York City.
An inside look at the unfinished kitchen; will feature open shelving and beat board cabinetry.
This is a picture of the "trex" decking being installed.
Adding the Copper Cladding for the roof.
The Glass Lantern that will be put as the atrium glass ceiling on top of the building.
(My pictures start here)
An inside look at the dining room with slip covered chairs.
The Kitchen features wrap around French doors. They were exquisite!
Unwrapping accessories to be placed around the Kitchen.
Picture of the wrap around "trex" deck. Also in the corner, a space for outdoor entertaining and grilling.

Stunning photographs from House Beautiful of the FINISHED "Kitchen of the Year 2009"
Love the Deep Purple Delphiniums on the rustic farm table and the simple linen drapes in the background.
The slip covered chairs give a casual and cool feel to the dining area.
The gray walls and fireplace give the Kitchen a community feel. (Love the gray slip covered chairs and ottoman.)
The beat board and the sleek handles on the cabinetry are understated and sophisticated.

Love the Hotel Silver Collection and the open shelving.

The Soapstone counter top is beautiful.
Interesting with the Design Concept: Even with workable french doors, in order to incorporate a "computer area" you give up the access to the doors.
This is a spectacular herb garden right next to the outdoor cooking area. What a great thing to have if you want to add some herbs to your cooking!
*Images Compliments of House Beautiful


Simone said...

Oh wow, this looks amazing! I love Rockefeller Center - it looks a little different now to how I last saw it at Christmastime!!

I saw you on Lisa's lovely blog, loved reading about you all, how wonderful to be writing something together :)

Best wishes from London, England!

Nancy B said...

I found you on the Lisa Porter Collection.
Congratulations on a FABULOUS Blog.
I will visit it often!

Lisa said...

Great post you lucky girl! How nice to go to the city for the day & run into something like this! They make it look so easy don't they...
Love that Ina! I think that next year they should make a movie about a blogger, and The Barefoot Contessa!

Chic Coles (Cole Design) said...

It was very fun...I normally go and see the tree lighting at Christmas, but getting to go in during the summer to see something like this is such a treat! I cannot wait to see that movie Julie and Julia, looks cute.

Laura Casey Interiors said...


Alicia said...

Lisa's graceful power brings another blogger...
I'm so in love with this kitchen, politely emailing me mom images daily...her renos next so why not??
I have no return visit planned (born & raised until 4 yrs old) until fall...drat!!
Julie & Julia was wonderful. I just returned from a preview show!!!

Tamstyles said...

dang texas is just to far away....

Chic Coles (Cole Design) said...


Thank you for checking out our blog and for the lovely comment! It is so fun to have overseas connections!

Chic Coles (Cole Design) said...

Nancy B,

Thank you for taking the time to come to our blog and for commenting!

Chic Coles (Cole Design) said...


Thank you for the comment! Fall is always a nice time to visit NYC, you are very lucky. Cannot believe you got to go to Julie and Julia!

Chic Coles (Cole Design) said...

It is hard when NYC is far away...but that's why it is great when bloggers post pictures! Thanks for the comment and for stopping by!

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