This L.A. Kitchen Is an Ode to Parisian Elegance

It has that je ne sais quois.

October 5, 2021
Seamlessly blending his contemporary, warm, and slightly restrained personal style with his clients’ vision for the perfect kitchen, bicoastal designer Adam Hunter created this stunning interior in Pacific Palisades, California, with the word ‘happy’ in mind. “When the sun pours through the glass and refracts off the polished nickel inlay, what other word would come to mind?” he notes of the light-filled culinary space, where subtle references to French design are layered with that quintessential L.A. sparkle.
Every detail in the kitchen, from the customized inserts to the perfect slow-close doors, was meticulously thought out; while the cabinets’ walnut interior is the perfect foil to the elephant grey exteriors. When it came to the island, Adam worked tirelessly with Waterworks to customize the perfect gathering place and struck the perfect balance between traditional and transitional with the oval shape and gentle fluting.
For more on how Hunter designed this stellar kitchen, join us on an exclusive tour in the video below.


We wanted to get the inside scoop from Hunter on his go-to picks when it comes to the details of the most important room in the house.

1. Hidden or out-in-the-open appliances? HIDDEN ALWAYS. Always.
2. Colorful appliances or stainless steel? Stainless steel is classy.
3. Classic subway or patterned tile backsplash? Is marble an option?
4. Waterfall or traditional edge countertop? Let it pour – WATERFALL!!
5. Apron sink or undermount? Undermount.
6. Brass or nickel hardware? Nickel – brass is too trendy.
7. Open shelves or cabinets? A half and half mix.
8. All-white or colorful cabinetry? Colorful is my new thing! If a client wants white, I always go off white.
9. Single or double sink? Single is never enough! Double all the way.
10. Wood floor or tile floor? Wood floor—it makes the kitchen look bigger.


Cinematography by Emmrich Creative.