About the Project
Expectations for a “tried and true” kitchen are thrown to the wind when the homeowner is an interior designer. Not anticipating a move anytime soon, she resolved to inject her playful personality into the design. She selected a dark navy custom paint for the traditional inset cabinetry. The focal point of the room is the spectacular black Lacanche range with polished brass trim. To echo that hue without causing a distraction, she chose an unlacquered “living finish” brass for hinges, knobs, pulls and faucet for a soft complimentary accent. Vermont soapstone countertops with a routed drainboard and matching custom apron front sink blend seamlessly with the cabinets. Matte black pendants and sconces repeat the color on the Lacanche.
To ensure the space didn’t feel too dark, several brightening devices were employed: the white vent hood is a departure from the conventional option of matching the range; the entire niche behind the sink was lined with textured white crackle subway tiles; and the open walnut shelving with built-in LED lights over the sink provide additional illumination.
A surprise luxury touch is the rich walnut drawers, which are outfitted with partitions and accessories to organize kitchen equipment and gadgets. At once beautiful and hardworking.