About the Project
What’s more serene than dining with a panorama of Central Park and the Manhattan skyline? Such an asset deserves center stage, but that doesn’t mean abandoning style. The recessed panel cabinet doors have a delicate inside framing profile. Soft coloring of “Chantilly Lace” paint on the perimeter and “Thunder” gray on the island received a pearlescent topcoat, lending a luminous shimmering finish. Extra storage under the windows serves as a perch to enjoy a cocktail and the view. The refrigerator, dishwasher and vent hood are rendered inconspicuous by matching panels. Inspired by Moroccan zellij tiles, the marble mosaic backsplash reinforces the color scheme with subtle pattern.
Perimeter countertops are white “Glassos”, saving the drama for the Carrera Marble at the center. Storage abounds in the 11’ island, which accommodates the microwave drawer and cabinetry on three sides; stools on the back side provide a spot for casual meals. Contemporary barrel pendants hang over the island, with a more formal crystal-armed chandelier over the table. Whimsical pops of red are found in the midcentury “sputnik” ball clock and upholstered dining chairs. A fun touch is the artwork depicting 19th century theatre box seats, which is actually a piece of framed wallpaper.
This project was a designed in collaboration with Manhattan-based firm, Weil Friedman Architects.