May 18, 2023
AD PRO’s Kitchen Report
AD100 designers, celeb chefs, and more reveal the layouts, appliances, storage solutions, and other elements that clients want now
A kitchen for parties
Sarah Blank’s intentions were similar to Drake’s in a kitchen she devised for the 2020 Kips Bay Decorator Show House in Palm Beach. The notional “client” that she dreamed up professed little interest in cooking but loved to entertain in full South Florida pomp—dictating a space that would impress guests and simultaneously support the catering staff. Aesthetically, display is the name of the game, with framed art taking the place of upper cabinets and an antique tailor’s table serving as the island. Instead of a pantry, there’s wine storage. Never fear, though: A warming drawer and steam oven are also on hand to make sure the hors d’oeuvres are presented in top form.