Wednesday, August 5, 2009

De Giulio Kitchens

I've always had a fascination with Degiulio Kitchens because I used to work with them at my old/first job. They have amazing lighting, and are very grand and top of the line everything. Designer, Mick de Giulio used to work as a craftsman so everyone of his kitchens is different and amazingly constructed.



This kitchen could so easily feel heavy and bulky because it is quite large but instead of a solid island, De Giulio used one with legs to bring it off the floor. GORGEOUS: potrack, subway tile backsplash, window, and shelf next to window.

He can work with a mini space too! This tiled floor is perfection.

Does anybody have one of these "flexible sinks" in their kitchen? Are they functional or a mistake? They look amazingly handy, and everything on it looks so fresh!

He doesn't believe in trends really and thinks a kitchen should feel like a furnished room, just like the rest of the house. Which brings me to the refrigerator which is disguised behind a faux Gothic tracery cabinet. I usually am put off by when people hide refrigerators but I really like these!

De Giulio says he doesn't do such things as "Italian kitchens" or "country kitchens" but he takes the needs and desires of clients and works that into his design. HOW NOVEL.

I've visited their showroom in the Merchandise Mart in Chicago and it's so amazing. If you live in the area you should take a walk through. It's clean, fresh, and uplifting. What do you think of his kitchens? Take a look at the website and Decorati's article on him as well.


Alicia B.

11 comments:

Ally -- Onyx and Alabaster said...

*swoon* I can only hope that one day (when I actually have a house) my kitchen will grow up to be one of these kitchens! They're so beautiful!!! Thanks for the lift -- this is just what I needed today.

Alicia B. Designs said...

So glad I could lift of your day a little bit! Isn't it great when a beautiful interior makes you feel so much better?!

Raina said...

So much better than those hideously pompous Clive Christian kitchens.

Sara Baldwin said...

I recently met some of their talented designers at an event that one of our distributors hosted (The Fine Line in Chicago). They were all as nice as can be, and I was delighted to find out that they regularly use New Ravenna mosaics in their projects (which they spec from Kim at the Fine Line). Very classy group of people, and great job on the blog!

Alicia B. Designs said...

Raina- HOW on earth is that guy allowed to have a business? who wants their kitchen to look like that? Amazing.

ashie said...

i am in kitchen heaven!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TV Stand said...

Amazing kitchen!

Down Pillow said...

Drop-dead gorgeous! These kitchens are sooo beautiful :)

Mike Springer said...

Some of the pot rack/lighting fixtures come from www.urbanarchaeology.com they are in the Merchandise Mart as is the Degiulio showroom.

Heidi said...

The pot rack in the de Giulio showroom is actually different than the pot racks carried by Urban Archeology. The pot rack is called the Astoria and sold through de Giulio. The very unique large hooks are actually designed after vintage postal hooks. Very cool!!!

k4midi said...

I have a small kitchen can you tell me how to decorating?