This post is sponsored by DXV by American Standard.

Scandinavian-American Influences

This New England kitchen was created by designer Susan Serra and showcases new designs from American Standard’s DXV line. A “Modern Cottage,” the kitchen brings Scandinavian flair to the Chilmark, Martha’s Vineyard. The cabinets exemplify the balance of European and American design. Pairing dark wood with white tile, the cabinetry goes for a bold yet organic combination that’s evocative of earth and snow. High contrast yet warm, the neutral colors catch your attention and invite you into the cooking area. You’ll never want to leave.

Functional Statement Pieces

What really gives this kitchen a feel of luxury are the elegant and practical designs. Pieces such as the Contemporary Pot Filler and Orchard Apron Sink add visual interest at the same time that they simplify daily life in the space. Embodying strength and refinement, these functional statement pieces are altogether a perfect fit for a woodsy island such as Martha’s Vineyard. Recreate the New-England-meets-Scandinavia look in your kitchen when you invest in these dreamy essentials.

Contemporary Pot Filler Strikes a Chord Between Beauty and Function

DXV’s Contemporary Pot Filler is a sleek sculpture and a time-saving source of water. Made for the maximum stability, precision, and range of movement, the slender design features a single-hole wall mount, ceramic disc valves, a single-control actuator, and adjustable arms and spout. Ideal for a family kitchen, the furnishing reduces cooking time and stress by putting water right where you need it for a family-sized pot of pasta or a hearty holiday meal. Prepare for a heavy cooking season and express yourself with this elegantly simple addition to your kitchen.

Timeless Clay Sink

Made of fired clay, the Orchard Apron Sink is a timeless and charming kitchen essential. The DXV design is gently curved with a smooth apron front. Simple yet pleasing, the sink gleams in “Canvas White,” a complement to contemporary and vintage interiors alike. With this top-quality, shining design you can truly see the care taken in its construction.

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Holly is a poet from Kentucky. She grew up first in a Sears house, then on a farm. She studied English and Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College and moved to Manhattan for love. As an occasional jewelry-maker and museum patron, Holly favors wearable and functional design but is eager to see work that challenges her aesthetics. Read more and connect by visiting her blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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