For those who commented, thank you for the votes! It was interesting to see everyone's top pick. This beautiful kitchen designed by Frank Randolph caught most of your attention.
SO, I know I said I would recreate it for you with cheap materials but unfortunately most of you picked the one kitchen that is beautiful because of the high ceilings, french doors, porch and back yard. Other than recommending buying a breathtaking lot and building this kitchen around it, I can't really help you recreate the essence of this one. But, since I'm feeling generous, I will disect the other features that make this kitchen drool-worthy:
(TTN, if you will)
1. Black and White Floors!
Va va voom...If your hardwoods aren't great, slap some paint on them! Well, in this case you're not exactly slapping it on there. You'll need someone with a steady hand and painter's tape. In fact, go ahead and hire someone that does faux finishing. Avoid the headache. Plus, they are looking for work right now in this Big E! They can sand it, prime it, and seal it with enough coats so that it won't chip!
Martha Stewart Colors "French Bulldog Black"
Benjamin Moore, OC-17 "White Dove" (or another off white color) Be sure there is some gray in it because if it is too white it will show all the dirt on your floor!
2.Countertops: Marble, honed**
Calcutta Gold Marble ($$$$)
Venatino ($$)- (in the Carrara family, just a different variation) has the same feel as Calcutta, and half the price.
Both are Beautimous...
3. Simple Subway Tiles- biscuit or bone colored, glossy finish
From Daltile (or any other tile place!) Very inexpensive!
4. Painted Cabinets, Walls, & Trim (all the same color!): It's nice to do this in a kitchen where there is a lot more going on. It helps make it look cohesive, clean, understated. And not choppy! We don't do choppy 'round here!
Farrow & Ball's "Pointing" (I'm just picking an off-white at random- there are many more beautiful paint colors out there, but I do think this one is purrrrty)
5. Faucets: They are a key feature in this kitchen!
I'm pretty sure the one in the photo is this little Herbeau beauty:
This one is by Rohl and is similar and you could find it for nearly half the price.
6. Little white knobs:
from Anthropologie! My one and only source for unique hardware.
7. Last But Least $
Now get to work!