Jean Stoffer is a woman of many talents: interior designer, retail entrepreneur, television personality, “slow” house flipper, and published author. The longtime designer is well known for creating timeless kitchens, and in recent years, she’s embraced the use of luxury appliances—Monogram in particular—in her designs.
Situated on the picturesque North Carolina coast, the 2022 Southern Living Idea House fulfills all the requirements of a quintessential “Great Escape.” Incorporating the sleek luxury of state-of-the-art Monogram appliances, the design team created a home that is both “luxurious and thoughtful in its design.” The picturesque coast of North Carolina was just what Southern Living sought in a location…
A retired Connecticut couple set out to reimagine their “well-worn and well-loved” mid-century home, tapping architect and kitchen designer Peggy Rubens-Duhl, AIA, to lead the renovation. The result is a “modern, organic, light and harmonious” kitchen featuring multipurpose gathering spots, contrasting materials, and state-of-the-art Monogram appliances.
A large historic home in Connecticut gave designer Robert Rizzo a platform to buck the standard gray and white kitchen design by bringing in dark colors and layers of texture to create a historic feel but with the modern conveniences of Monogram appliances.
A chance meeting brought acclaimed sommelier Erik Segelbaum into the Monogram family. Now, as Monogram’s new wine director, Erik is helping ensure Monogram is catering to all its customers’ serving and preserving needs.
One of the nation’s leading design events of the year, the Kips Bay Decorator Show House, is in its 47th year of production. Each year, a home in New York City is chosen to be redesigned and decorated for tens of thousands of people to tour. The proceeds of the tour go to the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club, which provides important after school enrichment programs for NYC children. This year, the home is a stunning double-width Georgian townhouse with 12,425 square feet of space. Monogram luxury appliances partnered with AJ Madison to sponsor the kitchen, and worked with Peacock Cabinetry’s Christopher Peacock on its design. The result is an inviting, functional kitchen that’s any cook’s dream.
Peacock’s inspiration for the kitchen was to create, “A simple, clean and open kitchen, that is easy to use with practical materials.” He was certainly on the mark with this design. His design is upscale, made with sensible materials, and gives serious attention to details. Peacock says he sees this as “… a great place to kill a bottle of wine,” and we couldn’t agree more. It’s comfortable and begs for you to sit at the island for conversation over a bottle of Cabernet.
It started with Peacock Cabinetry’s Montauk cabinet collection, which is a modern kitchen cabinet that features classical elements. They were painted a deep, dark green with a hint of blue and feature brushed brass and walnut hardware. The countertops are pure white by Cambria. Peacock kept the walls in simple white, which lets the handsome cabinetry take center stage.
When asked about his favorite element of the kitchen, Peacock chose the open shelving in front of the windows. They’re suspended by brass hardware and feature riveted brass accents—an elegant way to display favorite pottery and glassware.
The true focal point of the kitchen, however, is the unique mosaic backsplash made from sliced English flint veneer. The flint is an irregular stone known for its amazing hardness, so it is an incredibly durable, yet unexpected choice for a backsplash. It really sets off the stainless of the Monogram range and looks gorgeous next to the cabinetry.
The kitchen island features the same color as the cabinets but has a pure black Cambria top with a butcherblock inset. Carved walnut drawers feature the phrase “It is what it is” beneath the brass hardware. Though the ceilings in this room are low, the flower shaped light fixture overtop of the island brings a glow to the entire room and provides much needed light for prep work.
Peacock loved the seamless fit and classic looks of the Monogram luxury appliances in this kitchen. We think they really make this stunning room fit for a chef or any serious cook. “I have to say I am really thrilled with the finished room. Designing a show house kitchen is always challenging given the time constraints, but I feel we achieved our goal. The room is sophisticated visually, well appointed, and beautifully executed. The reaction from the audience is just what I hoped for and the selection of state-of-the-art appliances makes it a dream kitchen to work in,” said Peacock. The Monogram luxury appliances installed in this kitchen include a custom-panel refrigerator, 48” pro range, Advantium oven, and single wall oven. If you’re in the New York City area, take a tour and see this elegant house in person.
Monogram created a pizza oven so refined, we had to have a pizza peel created to match. Watch to see how William Campbell of Anvil Goods in Grand Rapids, Michigan, crafted this meticulously-made walnut and brass piece. As an expert carpenter and fifth generation blacksmith, William’s exquisite craftsmanship displays the same obsessive attention to detail as the oven itself.
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We’re traveling on a cross-country modern design road trip with Dwell in a prefabricated house, custom-built and outfitted with Monogram appliances. Our first destination in April was Portland, Oregon; in May we visited Dwell on Design in Los Angeles, California; in June we visited the Phoenix, Arizona metro area; we traveled to Austin, Texas, in July; last month we visited Dallas, Texas; and this weekend we will be in Boston, Massachusetts!
On Friday September 11th, the home will host a series of Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Check out the details and sign up here!
On Saturday, September 12th, the doors will be open to the public. Plus! When you stop by, you will have the chance to enter to win a Monogram appliance. A full schedule of events is listed here.
See you there!