Obviously, I have a thing for kitchens. I’ve blogged about them here endlessly. I’ve obsessed about the design of our own for nearly two years now – yes we bought our house TWO years ago. Remodel hell is a subject for another post. Or novel. But I digress. Back to the subject at hand –  I appreciate gorgeous kitchen design, regardless of the style. Which is why I had to share this stunning example from the Sunset Magazine Idea House (now open to the public in Oakland!).

apt34 -thermador
apt34 thermador

Created by Bay Area design aficionado, Lauren Geremia this space is an obvious showstopper. The kitchen is anchored by that stunning wallpaper. I love it’s black ground. It certainly is unusual to do wallpaper in a kitchen, but covered in glass it functions like any other backsplash. Combined with the custom oxidized iron hood and grounded with the white marble counters – it’s simultaneously dramatic and timeless. And of course I love the open shelving – I have very similar plans for the final touches in our space.

And the similarities continue. Like I did for our kitchen, Geremia Design selected Thermador appliances for the space. Thermador is the prefect combination of beautiful form and professional-grade function. For example, the Thermador Pro Grand Range thinks about all the details necessary for perfectly cooked meal so we don’t have to. Thermador’s 3-in-1 Star® Burners five-point design allows for more ports and more flame distribution than a round burner, leading to faster time to boil. Score. The burners also have an exclusive ExtraLow® feature that provides the widest variety of temperature control of any simmer system. It cycles on and off to maintain temperatures as low as 100° for simmering delicate sauces or keeping food warm without scorching. That’s already come in handy for me more than once!

Thermador is actually celebrating its 100th Anniversary this year (they actually introduced the first built in wall oven and matching cooktop in 1947) and their incredibly history is another reason that I love having Thermador in our own 100 year+ old house. To celebrate this major milestone, Thermador is holding an amazing Diamonds Are Forever giveaway right now. Through the end of the month you can enter to win daily prizes like a pair of Waterford Crystal champagne flutes or a Thermador Dishwasher!

To enter for a chance to win CLICK HERE.

photography by myself and thomas j. story courtesy of sunset magazine

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  1. Nice and very informative post, and that kitchen is looking pretty nice to.

  2. Hi I was just wondering where I could find this wallpaper?