Every summer House Beautiful collaborates with a chef or designer to create the Kitchen of the Year, which is constructed on the plaza in front of Rockefeller Center in New York City.
This year, Tyler Florence worked with designer Lori Yeomans of USA interior Design to create a Northern California-inspired kitchen, complete with both indoor and outdoor cooking and dining areas. Florence is a chef, a Food Network TV personality, a columnist for House Beautiful, a restaurateur, a cookbook author and the owner of his own chain of kitchen stores in Northern California. “The kitchen is the new American living room,” said Florence, introducing the Kitchen of the Year.
For years, kitchens have grown to include dining and even living areas, with open kitchen layouts now the standard for modern renovations. Florence and Yeomans chose Kravet fabrics and dining chairs for the indoor dining area, which features a mix of chair and fabric styles for a laid-back yet sophisticated look. The kitchen was on display through August 15, after which time it was disassembled and all products and building materials donated to ReStore Habitat for Humanity.
photos: Courtesy of House Beautiful