Regional Winner, Kitchen
photo: john merkl.
In Lake Tahoe, California, rustic luxury was the mandate for this roomy kitchen, showcasing an inventive mix of materials, like a handmade hexagonal-tile backsplash and hair-on-hide barstools. Distressed white oak covers the floor, ceiling and walls. Custom-designed iron pendants hang over the large island, illuminating metal paneling and a waterfall-edge countertop.