Matthew Quinn Designer

Swoon, gasp, sigh… Those were just a couple of our reactions when we first saw Matthew Quinn’s handiwork in House Beautiful’s 2016 Kitchen of the Year!


We loved looking back over the past years of House Beautiful‘s kitchens to get an idea of what we thought this year’s kitchen might be like.


And it swept us off our feet! Even the inside of the pantry is perfection. We are obsessed with those metal racks. We actually have similar racks inside our pantry at the Beaufort house. But now we see that we need that this movable bar cart!


Every material in this kitchen is nothing short of luscious. It is the best of the best in every way. Don’t you love this backsplash? We know we do!


Farmhouse sinks are great. Stainless sinks are great. Stainless farmhouse sinks are House Beautiful Kitchen of the Year-worthy! The mixture of silver and gold is perfect.


Fridge drawers? Yes please! They are a must for entertaining!


Lacquer=love. When it’s navy blue it’s even better. Built-in espresso is a must for 2016’s uber-chic kitchen. And these pulls have just the right amount of weight.


This AKDO mosaic tile is absolutely to die for. And that’s not a term that we throw around. We need this. Immediately. If we had to pick a favorite element of the kitchen, we think this would be it!


Even the inside of the refrigerator is beautiful! From top to bottom, fridge to stove and everything in between, we are giving 2016’s House Beautiful Kitchen of the Year two giant thumbs up!

Emily Jenkins Followill Photography