Poliform | sagartstudio designed a kitchen for the Potomac Guest House in an open, transitional space. Both traditional and contemporary elements exist here, but the combination of elements like round, bay windows and sleek stainless steel create an atmosphere of tranquility that doesn’t need much embellishment. One small detail (like a simple flower arrangement) creates a state of calm that has more impact than a lot of decoration.
The Potomac Guest House was published in…
Big Concepts, Tiny Details
By Emily Lyons
Washington Spaces, Early Spring 2007
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Cooking is an art that, when done well, incorporates all five senses. Sizzling sounds, robust smells, nuanced flavors, surprising texture, and appetite-inducing color. Simplicity and efficiency, although driving principles in design, are not quite enough to capture the convivial indulgences a kitchen makes possible. Beyond a clean, crisp design, there must be personal distinction and a sense of liveliness and pleasure. The new designs by some of the area’s most imaginative professionals are more spectacular than subtle, yet still give center stage to what makes the space important: the people and the food…