The Kitchen Strand

Michelle's Kitchen, Designer's Notebook and a Note of Thanks

Newsletter, June 2012

Artwork of Interest  


Welcome to Michelle's Kitchen, a stately William Ohs installation we recently completed in Boca Raton.

Designed to accommodate a houseful of hungry guests, the kitchen is consistent with British West Indies Revival styling, which the homeowners were drawn to from day one.

Its vibrant palette, including William Ohs' Bernaise and Chinois finishes, is richly complimented by a variety of metals including stainless steel, polished pewter and rustic copper.

Take a Tour of Michelle's Kitchen Here.


Designer's Notebook

The Pleasure of Working Alongside Artists

I was thrilled to return to my old stomping grounds in Wisconsin for this year's designers' conference at Subzero Wolf's headquarters in Madison this month.  Besides a mandatory trip to the Cheese Emporium, we previewed future product, toured the factories and practiced on the appliances with expert chefs.  I was thoroughly impressed w ith the attention paid the quality control and excited by two phenomenal new products: Wolf's Convection Steam Oven and Subzero's 36 inch French Door Refrigerator.

These tapered stone columns were designed in the Temple of the Winds order. Paul Sokolski, a magician with a paint brush, applied Venetian plaster to their bodies and a textural antiqued gold to their capitals and bases.


As we prepare to welcome everyone back to the Sunshine State for the upcoming season, we also pause to thank you for your patronage.

We are beyond grateful for the support of our homeowners, designers, builders, and all the trades who bring our drawings to life.