Eclectic, elegant kitchen features pale taupe perimeter cabinetry and a deep eggplant island with furniture legs. Pin this image on Pinterest
Benjamin Moore Caponata painted Bilotta island has brushed brass hardware and white quartz top. Pin this image on Pinterest
Eclectic kitchen features pale taupe cabinetry with inset doors with gold fabric inserts and variegated stone backsplash. Pin this image on Pinterest
Traditional inset Bilotta cabinetry with brushed brass hardware is painted with Farrow & Ball's Stony Ground. Pin this image on Pinterest
Shapely brass-trimmed stainless hood ties together the range, nickel faucets and brushed brass hardware. Pin this image on Pinterest
Island dining table is constructed from a slice of burled maple and bundled branch pedestal. Pin this image on Pinterest

About the Project

Here is proof positive that classic, contemporary, and rustic can all live together in perfect harmony. Inset cabinetry and a shapely mixed-metal custom hood are firmly planted in traditional style. The hood’s stainless steel finish with brass strap trim unifies the stainless appliances, the brushed nickel faucets and brushed brass cabinet pulls. An iconic mid-century marble-topped “Tulip” pedestal table is paired with Lucite dining chairs and sleek brass bar stools for surprising modern counterpoints. More contemporary touches are found in the island pendants and breakfast table chandelier.

In a literal interpretation of bringing the outdoors in, an organic island perch was fashioned from a 48” diameter live-edge slice from a twin maple, supported by both the stone countertop edge and a bundle of branches.

This space is a study in the confident expression of eclectic personal style. The choice of a pale gray-green paint on the perimeter, teamed with an eggplant-colored island, immediately announces that this is not a cookie-cutter kitchen. But when executed on inset cabinetry and an island with furniture legs, it becomes grounded in enduring elegance. An adjoining butler’s pantry with opaque glass uppers juxtaposes an elegant marble top with a textural brick backsplash.

Photography by Phillip Ennis.