House Beautiful opened up their Kitchen of the Year on Monday at Rockefeller Plaza in New York City. It's a showcase kitchen, designed by Jeff Lewis Bravo's Flipping Out. Lewis quite openly states that he doesn't cook at all, so we were curious what sort of kitchen he would design, and if we would like it at all! And it turns out that we actually do — it's an open, entertaining-style kitchen; here are a few things we like about it. We have to admit, Lewis may not be a cook, but his design sense is lovely! He says that he wanted a very contemporary, California modern kitchen, with a lot of light and glass. He says that, "I don't like chaos, I don't like clutter, I don't over accessorize. I really like things clean, neat, and minimal, and one of the reasons why I do keep accessories to a minimum is because I don't want things to gather dust."
• Read more: Inside the Kitchen of the Year - A Q&A with Jeff Lewis about the kitchen design.
We have to agree, and we like the direction he went with this kitchen. We love the dark cupboards and the white countertops, and we do think that it looks lovely and clean without looking cold or overly contemporary. (We do think that it's strange, though, that he has so much open shelving, if he doesn't like dust!)
Overall, it's a really lovely kitchen, and we love how the dining table is right there. And look at that chandelier!
What do you think of this kitchen? Like it? Love it?
• See more: The 2010 Kitchen of the Year with Jeff Lewis - More photos and commentary on the kitchen.
If you're in New York City, do stop by Rockefeller Plaza, and come back and let us know what you think of the Kitchen of the Year!
Related: From last year's Kitchen of the Year, a replica of Ina Garten's country kitchen: Kitchen Design Tip: Lamp on the Counter
(Images: House Beautiful)