Ralph's Cool Kitchen

Ralph's Cool Kitchen

Kristen Lubbe
Oct 18, 2010

You know you've done a successful job on your home when people refer to it as "cool". Achieving cool in your home isn't the easiest even though the space exudes ease and a breath of fresh air. A cool kitchen is one that is simple and the perfect combination of yesterday and today.

Purchased in 1979 before the Dupont, Adams Morgan and U street sections jumped the shark and it's a good thing he did. Ralph's home exudes ease and a sense of cool — from the outside all the way to the kitchen.

It's not often you see dark wood floors in the kitchen, and after being reminded of how beautiful they are in this home — we hope they make a come back! They certainly provide a cool and sleek atmosphere that sets the perfect stage for Ralph's collection of mid-century furniture.

We really enjoy the height of the cabinets in the kitchen and also that the doors are made of glass, they add even more height. The bright white kitchen is coordinated well with the black floors through the black appliances. It isn't often that black appliances are featured so prominently, so it's nice to see them in a sea of stainless steel. Even though, Ralph couldn't avoid stainless steel all together — he did incorporate it in other ways!

See the full tour: Ralph's House Of Cool

Related: Susan & Ryan's Less-Is-More Kitchen

Images: Leah Moss

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