The 2012 Kitchen of the Year with Designer Mick De Giulio

See Mick De Giulio's incredible design.

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Simple yet elegant, this year's 1,000-square-foot dream kitchen — showcased in New York's Rockefeller Center — serves up glittering tile, glass knobs, a bold sink, and a jaw-dropping butler's pantry. Take a tour of the space.
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The Kitchen

"Kitchens can get very complicated," says De Giulio. "I wanted to keep this simple and classic. It's also a little bit glamorous."

Fair Lady Supremo 1650 countertop. Oxidized Bark vases. Ralph Lauren Andover pendant in polished nickel from .

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Butler's Pantry

In this 100-square-foot space, De Giulio (who likens the room to a "jewel box") selected glass fronts for the upper cabinets and lined the interiors with a mirror finish. "It makes the space feel more open," he says. The cove ceiling has a Venetian finish and gilded iron lights.

Sedona Maple in Dove White cabinetry. paint. Apollo flush mount ceiling fixture in Gilded Iron. walnut wood countertops.

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Colorful Sink

"Every great kitchen has a hook, that one unique element that just pulls you in," says De Giulio. In this kitchen, it comes in the form of an unexpected pop of color: a navy sink designed by Jonathan Adler.

Davlin tile in white goldleaf. Iron/Tones kitchen sink in Annapolis Navy and Purist single-hole faucet in Vibrant Polished Nickel. cutting board sink insert.

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The Island

"Chefs always ask for an induction cooktop, not gas, so that's what we put in," says De Giulio. The wall of appliances — trimmed in stainless steel — appears to float in the space.

Madigan backless counter stool. SW183 Gold Rush Walnut floor in 940 Klondike Walnut. Multiere 45" stainless-steel single basin sink. White Ice side-by-side refrigerator and combination microwave wall oven with convection cooking.

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Open Shelving

De Giulio freely mixed materials, including polished stainless steel, glass, and natural wood. The glass-and-nickel cabinet knobs are refined but also "have a little glitter" to them.

New Molten serving bowls. Montana glass canisters from the .

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Metal Boy

The De Giulio-designed Metal Boy creates a sculpture out of pots and pans. The walnut cabinet is fashionable but functional — no more digging around in a drawer for an errant lid.

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Dining Area

Envisioning earthy elegance, De Giulio placed mix-and-match chairs around a rustic wood table.

Monterey lounge chairs and Venetian dining side chairs. Ralph Lauren modular ring chandelier in Aged Iron from . Sona vessel and New Molten large platter with cutting mat. custom oak table.

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A Livable Space

"Kitchens are the room where families spend the most time," says De Giulio. A fireplace, television, and h chairs make the space a cozy gathering spot.

LHD50 50" linear direct vent gas fireplace. Palladium Noir tiles. Libretto side chairs.

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Outdoor Cooking

De Giulio used "super strong" paving blocks to create the terrace. The island is topped with bluestone, while the base is clad in reflective stainless steel to create a lighter look.

Elements Collection counter top, Weston Stone table base, Medina slab flooring, Chicago brick oven. French Conductor lanterns in Bronze. Constantine Lantern and Monterey sofa. Jules outdoor planter.

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Outdoor Lounge

The kitchen is open to the public July 16-20. Stop by for free cooking demonstrations, tastings, entertaining tips, and more.

Melbourne lounge chair, love seat, and coffee table.

Additional products provided by home fragrance, roomba, and . Building materials are donated to .

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