Cozy custom banquette features navy cushions, elegant damask wallpaper and glass cylinder pendant light.

Have a Seat

There are many reasons why homeowners decide to embark on the daunting project of a kitchen renovation: disintegrating cabinetry; outdated styling; water damage from a leak; or even the need for a new refrigerator that won’t fit into the old space. But overwhelmingly the most frequent impetus is the desire for a larger cooking and […]

Kitchen features LP Cinque Terre range and stainless hood, dark wood veneer Artcraft cabinets and Kyoto Steel ceramic tile backsplash.

SPECIAL PROJECT FEATURE: Multi-Material Master Class

This dazzling kitchen proves that contemporary design doesn’t necessarily need to be monochromatic white on white. Several different finishes and materials combine to achieve a bold modern aesthetic; two species of dark wood veneers were used, along with stainless steel and glass door wall cabinets. As part of this whole-house update of a traditional Tudor, […]

Mid-century modern kitchen features natural heart pine ceiling planks and walnut quarter-sawn veneer cabinetry.

The Fifth Wall

Designers and architects have long considered the ceiling to be the fifth wall of a room, worthy of as much attention as you’d pay to the other four walls. This is not a new concept. Prehistoric man filled every surface of his cave with depictions of his everyday life. One of Michelangelo’s greatest works of […]

Contemporary spa bathroom features a large bay of windows, pale oak cabinetry, light dolomite tiles and soaking tub.


Every day is a spa day in this transcendent contemporary master bath. Centering the soothing soaking tub in the window-lined bay maximizes the views of the surrounding landscape, reinforcing the illusion of bathing in the trees. A pale color palette for cabinetry and stone creates a restful, serene environment. The asymmetrically balanced space is anchored […]

Grey Bilotta kitchen with brass pull edge hardware

Kitchen Jewelry

“Jewelry is a personal thing. It should tell a story about the person who’s wearing it.” (Unattributed quote, as seen on Pinterest.) Decorative hardware – knobs, pulls and, in some cases, hinges – is the jewelry of your kitchen design. While the selection of hardware is often one of the last choices we make, it […]

Island dining table is constructed from a slice of burled maple and bundled branch pedestal.

SPECIAL PROJECT FEATURE: Eclectic Sophistication

Here is proof positive that classic, contemporary and rustic can all live together in perfect harmony. Inset cabinetry and a mixed-metal custom hood are firmly planted in traditional style. An iconic mid-century Saarinen-like “Tulip” pedestal table is paired with Lucite dining chairs and sleek brass bar stools for a surprising modern counterpoint. The unique island […]

Children doing homework at a kitchen desk

Kitchens for Kids

Labor Day: the unofficial last hurrah of summer. For me, it’s always been a bad news/good news holiday. Since I grew up in Buffalo, I dreaded the imminent return of the area’s harsh winters; but my summers weren’t exactly action-packed and I was a nerd, so I eagerly anticipated the resumption of school. As a […]

Outdoor grilling

Outside In, Inside Out

“If you can’t be in awe of Mother Nature, then there’s something wrong with you.” Clue: The contemporary author of this quote has been a popular fixture on TV since 1984. Answer: Who is Alex Trebek? Evidently, many of our clients agree with Alex, since a frequent request when starting a kitchen renovation project has […]

Loft kitchen features patinated stainless steel wall cabinets, blackened brushed gold hardware and honed black granite countertops.


When a downtown loft and an uptown “classic 5” come together, you get this chic contemporary industrial Park Avenue loft stunner. Drama is the order of the day with moody dark finishes, contrasted with a honed marble island top.  A traditional rolling library ladder interpreted in modern black lacquer makes short work of the high […]

Place Setting by Alexandra Amirian, featuring Chilewich's black “Pressed Dahlia” openwork placemat

Table Transformations – Art of the Table Westchester 2019

If you’re a regular reader of this blog (if so, then THANK YOU!) you might be thinking that you’re experiencing a bit of déjà vu. “Didn’t I read about Art of the Table not too long ago?” Actually, you did. Bilotta holds two of these events each year: one in our New York City showroom, […]

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