Want to find the perfect designer for your kitchen project or see what your favorite built-in range or refrigerator might look like in your new traditional or transitional kitchen? Check out Clarke’s Kitchen Design Gallery (AKA Design Inspiration Gallery) on clarkeliving.com. Here New England’s Official Sub-Zero, Wolf and Cove Showroom and Test Kitchen serves up inspiring photography of some of New England’s most swoon-worthy kitchens. In the Gallery, you’ll also find the name of the designer for each kitchen and contact information for them, making this a great resource when you begin researching your kitchen project.
Clarke’s Kitchen Design Gallery offers several ways to find your designer.
“At Clarke, we are dedicated to helping homeowners find design resources to create their dream kitchens,” explained Corporate Showroom Director Marco Barallon. “Our showrooms are living kitchen design galleries, with full-scale kitchens by some of the top designers in the region. We can’t showcase all of them in person, so we have an online inspiration gallery to help homeowners find the look they imagine and the architect or designer to help them achieve it. This online space is updated regularly with new projects.”
How to Search for Your Designer
You can search by “Designer,” if you have an inkling of someone whose work you’d like to check out. Or you can start by finding the style you’re interested in or kitchens featuring a certain color . You can also search by the appliance products you would like to see installed in different kitchens. If you would like help imagining what an induction cooktop would look like vs. a gas range, you can find photos of those and many other appliance installations.
See Award-Winning Kitchens
Clarke’s Kitchen Design Gallery (AKA Design Inspiration Gallery) includes kitchens that have won awards, such as the prestigious Sub-Zero, Wolf and Cove Kitchen Design Contest. These kitchens range from traditional to ultra-contemporary and everything in between. They showcase a wide range of built-in appliances that help homeowners imagine what a gas rangetop vs. an induction cooktop might look like in their home. In some cases, you won’t even recognize the refrigerator or freezer, as they are completed integrated into the design with panels that make them indistinguishable from the cabinetry. The Kitchen Design Gallery is also a great way to imagine how natural wood can co-exist with painted cabinets or how lighting fixtures can change the look of a space. And the Gallery now has its first outdoor kitchen featured, with many more to come, as this trend continues to grow in New England.
Search by Style
One of the most popular search functions in the Kitchen Design Gallery is the “style” search. Here you can easily find examples of stunning traditional kitchens from design firms like Interiology, A Matter of Style, Topnotch Design Studio, Michael James Design and more.
In the transitional category, you’ll find dozens of extraordinary kitchens by Andreozzi Architecture, Vartanian Custom Cabinets, Hanford Cabinet and Woodworking and many other fine designers.
And while many don’t think of New England as having a lot of contemporary homes, there are stunning kitchens in the gallery from Hacin + Associates, Venegas and Company and Scandia Kitchens. Several of these spaces break style norms and could fit into a transitional aesthetic as well, so explore all the possibilities when you are beginning your search.
Bring the Photos to Life!
Many of the designers featured in Clarke’s Kitchen Design Gallery have also designed full-scale kitchens for one or more of Clarke’s three showrooms in Boston Seaport, Milford, Massachusetts or South Norwalk, Connecticut. While perusing wonderful photography is a great place to find inspiration, there’s nothing like exploring stunning kitchens in person. Homeowners are always welcome to visit Clarke for additional inspiration. Even if you haven’t formally started your project, a trip to a Clarke Showroom is an excellent place to start. Clarke’s Showroom Consultants are a wealth of information on far more than just appliances. They can help you identify your style and offer up designers or architects in your area. They’ll even connect you directly with a designer you have identified as someone with whom you would like to meet.
A Kitchen Design Gallery can mean many things to different people. At Clarke, you can start online and then walk right into an inspiring space where one hour can clarify so much and set you on the path to a wonderful kitchen.