For the last 10 years, House Beautiful has dazzled us with its annual Kitchen of the Year, giving us a decade of style and innovation in kitchens from San Francisco to New Orleans to New York City. The kitchen is the result of the expertise of interior design influencers, as past homes bear the mark of illustrious industry leaders including Matthew Quinn, Ken Fulk, Steven Miller, Mick DeGiulio, Christopher Peacock and Lori Yeomans. This year’s kitchen, nestled in the Bay Area, showcases the style brilliance of Jon de la Cruz high-profile designer and self-proclaimed “aesthetic control freak.”
Jon’s 20-year design portfolio boasts high-end projects, including The Battery SF, Carbone in Las Vegas, Sadelle’s in New York and private residences around the country, all which showcase his refined ability to actualize a distinct aesthetic vision in a space. While his work in House Beautiful’s 2017 Kitchen of the Year keeps with his sharp eye for design, it also takes into account the use of the kitchen as a functional meeting point for members of an energetic California family.
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“Designing an organized and functional space to accommodate a large, active family drove my vision—inevitably this is where they will all gather,” said Jon de la Cruz. “I wanted to create a sense of timelessness in the kitchen with custom casework and top-quality finishes so it will remain vibrant and relevant as the family grows over the years, and of course it features top-of-the-line modern appliances. The finished kitchen is beautiful and unique, just like the family that will use it every day.”
Included in Jon’s thoughtful and engaging design are two single-light Andromeda pendants by Troy Lighting. These frosted glass globe pendants, which feature polished nickel accents and modern styling, are suspended from single 10-foot wires and are incorporated into the kitchen’s custom-made pot rack. They hang directly above the kitchen’s center island, illuminating clean counter space and a lustrous pair of faucets.
Andromeda’s single-light variation is a part of a full collection that also includes four pendant sizes and a wall sconce. See the full collection here.