In this stately 1910’s estate home, we transformed a dark and dated kitchen into a colorful and light filled culinary hall. This space comfortably hosts eat-in family meals and daily socializing and easily accommodates frequent use by caterers for large parties. We chose tall wall cabinets for storage needs to maximize the sense of openness. By removing several interior partitions and the dropped ceiling, we captured and spread morning sunlight throughout this east facing space. Reflecting the light, the creamy bamboo floors have dark accents to link them to the ebony wood floors in the remainder of the house. The clean, crisp lines of European cabinetry, the sparkle of the brushed stainless steel hardware and the bright colors of selected laminate panels provide sharp contrast to the elegant richness of the plasterwork and interior mouldings of the original house. This is a pleasing complement to the owner’s contemporary art collection.