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HOMES | GOURMET KITCHEN
The before and after is
faces that can handle hot pans and trays. Her island
is unique, as it's granite but with a black and white
leather finish. With such an unusual material, it's no
wonder everyone wants to run their hands along the
island when they see it!
"With polished granite, you see every spot, mark
and fingerprint," Link explains. "With my countertops, I have to turn sideways when I'm wiping them
down to make sure I get everything because the design
hides it so well."
Link considers herself a very structured person,
which also factored into the new design. Some might
ask why she chose so much white, as many high-end
kitchen renovations often go for natural wood or other
materials. Link, however, knew right away she wanted
a black and white scheme, as she's often wiping frosting and powdered sugar from her cabinets and cupboards. Her light color palette means it's not only easier to clean, but also offers a cleaner look. As she hosts
many cake consultations in her home, it's important
that when guests walk in, everything appears clean.
"It's a visual that personally appeals to me," she
says. "It's sort of country-French inspiration as well.
The aesthetic is ideal for me as a clean, classic style.
It's traditional enough to last a long time and I won't
get tired of the look."
remarkable, with a new
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island, cabinets and