Contemporary NYC loft kitchen has exposed beams, large island with seating and industrial pendant lights. Pin this image on Pinterest
NY loft kitchen features dark veneer Artcraft cabinetry, mirror backsplash, floating shelves and white brick walls. Pin this image on Pinterest
Contemporary loft kitchen features white exposed brick walls, stainless appliances and dark veneer Artcraft cabinets. Pin this image on Pinterest

About the Project

Minimalist design for this downtown loft provided the perfect backdrop for a former factory space. It boasted a treasure trove of original architectural details: rough-sawn herringbone floors, exposed wood ceiling beams, raw steel support columns, and an exposed brick wall. Instead of adding man-made rustic elements, sleek and modern materials were chosen to best showcase the authenticity of the room’s components.

The newly-painted white brick stands in stark contrast to the high-gloss polyester “Smokey Oak” veneer cabinetry. An unexpected touch is the mirror covering the entire back wall.  This not only gives depth to the modest footprint, but reflects both the refined and rugged room features, uniting them in perfect harmony. Textured glass on the front of the pantry obscures its contents while still allowing an airy ambiance, which is further reinforced by the floating shelves.

The generous island accommodates four stools and houses a microwave drawer, a wine refrigerator, and plenty of much-needed additional storage. White quartz countertops contribute calm among the plethora of textures and finishes, and repeat the white surfaces found on the walls and ceiling. Bare Edison bulbs over the island, “tractor seat” island stools, and a zinc dining table add pops of on-trend industrial style.

This project was designed in collaboration with Jenny Wolf Interiors.