House Beautiful magazine recently took its 8th Annual Kitchen of the Year to New Orleans, catering to those who love a well-designed kitchen as much as the Creole cuisine cooked in it. Littman Brands served as the lighting sponsor for the Kitchen of the Year, which came to life in an 1850s home located on Camp Street in the Garden District. With his beautiful redesign, the internationally-recognized interior designer Ken Fulk honored the city’s indigenous design elements and celebrated the kitchen as the new American living room.
This year Troy Lighting provided classic and industrial inspired designs to enhance Fulk’s vision throughout the home. Fulk was inspired by the home’s Italianate architecture, as well as the city’s history, love of food and entertaining to create his eclectic design. The main kitchen featured many of our lighting fixtures, including three industrial Hangar 31 pendants suspended from stainless steel aircraft cables above the kitchen island, two rustic Toledo sconces in a colorful seating area and six Acme flush mounts in solid aluminum with clear pressed glass diffusers above the main kitchen area.
The library featured our popular Uni chandelier, a design possessing a modern aesthetic inspired by marine life. Meanwhile, Habitat, a minimalist fixture accented by rich industrial detailing, imbued peaceful elegance in the family room. In addition, Hoboken flush mounts added modern beauty with a timeless industrial aesthetic in the laundry area. The porch also featured hand-forged iron outdoor options, including Sagamore classic lantern wall sconces and Campanile pendants with interplays of circles and swirls. A shimmering Mercury pendant with antique silver glassware was also used in the powder room.
In addition to designing the Kitchen of the Year, Fulk also designed a “get the look” kitchen for the Junior League of New Orleans’ headquarters, which incorporated Troy’s Habitat pendant as well as four Newton flush mounts.
Photo Credit: Gustavo Escannelle for House Beautiful