About the Project
When the client is a designer, you know his home will be a unique expression of his personality and design esthetic. This kitchen’s dramatic look expresses the aesthetic of the designer-client’s own home. The loft-style apartment was the perfect backdrop to create an industrial character with dark moody finishes contrasted with a honed marble island top. Stacked wall cabinets take advantage of the tall ceilings, while a traditional rolling library ladder interpreted in modern black lacquer allows for easy access.
The star of the show is Bilotta’s exclusive patinated stainless steel paneled wall cabinets, with golden undertones which echo the blackened brushed gold decorative hardware. Leathered limestone backsplash tiles and honed black granite countertops are upstaged only by the ebony stained, horizontal-grained rift cut white oak base cabinetry featuring a deep wire-brushing effect. Instead of an island that yields to the conventional wisdom of combining storage with a seating area, this island is a dedicated table at counter height with room to host eight or more for dinner. It reads like a dining room table, establishing clear sight lines from living room to kitchen.
A classically-themed frieze panel atop glass shelving creates an eclectic counterpoint to contemporary crystal, serving pieces and artwork. A mirrored surface behind the shelves lends additional glamour and light.
This project was designed in collaboration with Andrew Petronio, partner at Manhattan-based firm, KA Design Group. Photography by Stefan Radtke.