About the Project
Tradition meets the present in this pared-down classic. The enduring charm of inset cabinetry is combined with double-door wall cabinets, with a gracefully curved profile, and recessed panel doors to recall vintage style. The color scheme establishes the light / dark theme: white perimeter cabinets which support honed, almost black “Jet Mist” granite tops, while the black paneled island features 2” thick marble-like quartz. Antique bin pulls are reinterpreted here with an updated square silhouette and repeat the brass accents on the knobs and island pendant trims. Continuing the nostalgia is the timeless apron-front “farmhouse” sink. Handmade subway tiles yield understated depth and texture to the backsplash. Holding the place of honor over the range is a mosaic of stylized houndstooth echoing the neutral palette. That pattern is playfully reiterated in the pillows of the paneled banquette. Contemporary touches are found in the cheerful red cushion, double tripod table base, and the simple brass-lined dome pendant. Adjacent to the kitchen is a dramatic black bar with Gothic mullion doors which reflect the curve of the demilune base cabinet. The focal point is another mosaic backsplash, here with a diamond motif. Mixed metals make a statement with a satin nickel faucet, hammered nickel bar sink, and brass decorative hardware. This project was designed in collaboration with Maria LoIacono Interiors.