The most recent issue of House Beautiful features a kitchen that caused me to do a double take.
The whole house is beautiful but two key elements in the kitchen had me questioning the practicality of it. A large and opulent mirror above the stove? Doesn't it get spattered with oil or tomato sauce or with whatever you are cooking? Similarly, with the framed prints right above the sink, isn't the potential water damage risky?
Mark Leslie and Richard Norris, the owners of the house confidently use the kitchen often (testing recipes for an upcoming memoir/cookbook) and enjoy the contrast of the design elements. Windex takes care of the mirror and apparently water splattering on the prints doesn't happen as one would think.
To see the rest of the house and read an interview, visit House Beautiful; Remodeling A Southern Home
To read more about the kitchen, Decorno recently featured a nice response from Mark Leslie.