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Westchester Home Magazine cover - Winter 2019 edition

Three kitchens designed by RitaLuisa Garcés of Bilotta Kitchens were featured in the Winter 2019 edition of Westchester Home. The first kitchen, which was featured on the magazine’s cover, achieves a modern organic vibe through its selection of materials and textures. The kitchen (shown below) features Artcraft Cabinetry in rift cut white oak with a smokewood stain, brushed stainless countertops and open shelving.

Artcraft kitchen with rift cut white oak cabinets with a smokewood stain.

The second kitchen, designed to meet the needs of both an active family and a serious cook, is a blend of style and function. The kitchen utilizes white painted custom cabinetry by Bilotta, white Neolith Classtone countertops and a white subway tile backsplash as a backdrop for bold accents. Focal points in the room include a black and gold La Cornue range with custom hood, Benjamin Moore Blue Toile painted center island and open shelving. This highly functional kitchen maintains a streamlined look with the help of an appliance garage, concealed snack storage cupboard and microwave drawer.

A focal point of this mostly white kitchen is a black and gold La Cornue range with custom hood.

Highly functional kitchen features painted custom cabinetry by Bilotta, white Neolith Classtone countertops and a white subway tile backsplash as a backdrop for bold accents.

White kitchen gets a pop of color from a Benjamin Moore Blue Toile painted center island.

The third kitchen, highlighted in the magazine’s kitchen and bath trends roundup article, features an arch-shaped custom marble tile hearth with brushed stainless open shelving that complements the Wolf range and hood. The kitchen is used to illustrate the new trend of incorporating texture for added design interest while maintaining a neutral color palette.

Marble brick hearth designed around stainless hood features arch and built-in stainless shelves. Range is flanked by white-painted custom kitchen cabinets.

Read the full articles in the Winter 2019 edition of Westchester Home.

 

Ny high-rise modern minimalist kitchen with white glossy Artcraft cabinets. Design by Daniel Popescu of Bilotta Kitchens in collaboration with Gurri NY Design + Remodel.

Photograph courtesy of Randl Bye.

Daniel Popescu of Bilotta Kitchens recently collaborated with Gurri NY Design + Remodel on the design transformation of a kitchen in a midtown Manhattan high-rise apartment. The owners wanted a look that was modern, minimalistic and sleek and would take advantage of the apartment’s panoramic city views. The finished design features white glossy, slab door Artcraft cabinetry and white polished Cosentino countertops. The elegant white and gray Orchid Flat Bianco Carrara backsplash by Artistic Tile ties the grey porcelain tile flooring into the overall design.

 

An elegant kitchen designed by Fabrice Garson of Bilotta Kitchens was featured in the November 2018 edition of East Coast Home. The kitchen features white painted Bilotta cabinetry, white backsplash and walls and coffered ceiling. The crisp palette is accented by rich dark stained plank flooring and a dark grey quartz topped center island with a pedestal table in the banquette area. Silver accented pendant lights complement the silver cabinet hardware. East Coast Home used the kitchen to illustrate a design aesthetic that currently appeals to many homeowners - a modern, crisp white palette with rich accents.

Traditional kitchen with white painted Bilotta cabinets, coffered ceiling, large island with seating and circular banquette area. Silver accents on pendant lights complement the silver cabinet hardware. Designed by Fabrice Garson of Bilotta Kitchens.

Read the full article in the November 2018 edition of East Coast Home.

 

Members of the design community congregated at Bilotta's flagship showroom on June 7, 2018 to celebrate the “Art of the Table Westchester” event presented by Bilotta Kitchens, Westchester Home and Replacements Ltd. For the 2018 Art of the Table in Westchester, participating designers were tasked with creating distinctive vignettes that demonstrate the fusion of design, art and lifestyle through tabletop display. The displays were created at Bilotta’s Mamaroneck showroom, and following the opening reception were open to the public for touring through June 29. Featured designers were: Jessica Jacobson of Jessica Jacobson Interior Design; Robert Keller and Dianne Eaton of Keller/Eaton Architects; Maria LoIacono of Maria LoIacono Interiors; Lisa McTernan of Lifestyles and Interiors by Lisa; Sharon Rembaum of Sharon Rembaum Design; and Christine Wetzel and Carolyn Townsend of Christine Wetzel Design. The opening reception was attended by over 100 people - a night of sips, bites and conversation amongst the beautiful displays. All photography shown below is by Peter Krupenye, Steven Sandoval and Dalana Kellman.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bilotta Co-Hosts Dine & Design On 9

On April 11, 2018 Bilotta Kitchens, Miele and ARTISTIC TILE hosted a private progressive dinner titled “Dine & Design on 9” in collaboration with Cottages & Gardens Magazine. The evening began with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and live music in Bilotta's New York City showroom located on the 9th floor of the A&D Building and then progressed to a sit-down dinner at Miele down the hall. The night culminated with dessert, after-dinner drinks and live jazz in ARTISTIC TILE’s showroom.

Chef Alex Garfinkel of Balboa Catering & Supper Club prepared the farm-to-table feast in Miele's live kitchen, and guests were able to watch the preparation of his delectable cuisine. Lead architects and interior designers from Manhattan and Westchester mingled with the partners, management teams and designers from Bilotta, Miele and ARTISTIC TILE as well as Kendell Cronstom, editor-in-chief of NC&G and HC&G magazine. All photography shown below is by ©LandinoPhoto for NYC&G.

 

On April 5, 2018 Westchester Home hosted an events ceremony at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College to announce the winners of their annual Home Design Awards. The event was attended by over 200 of New York’s most renowned architects, designers, landscapers and building professionals.

Older, dated bathroom with outdoor views.

Before: Bathroom before design work.

Westchester Home Design Award winner for Best Modern Bathroom - modern bathroom features a soaking tub positioned to have nearly full surround views of the outdoors. Wide plank light porcelain tile and washed oak laminate flat panel cabinetry adds to the spa like feeling of the space. Design by RitaLuisa Garcés of Bilotta Kitchens and Scott Hirshson, AIA, of Hirshson ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN.

After: Design award winner for Best Modern Bathroom.

RitaLuisa Garcés, Senior Designer of Bilotta Kitchens, along with Scott Hirshson, AIA of Hirshson ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN, won the design award for Best Modern Bathroom for their collaborative work on the Sussberg Bath project.

There were two primary client objectives for this project. First and foremost, the client wanted a calm, serene environment, balancing clean lines with quiet stone and soft colored cabinets. The design team opted for a washed oak, wood-like laminate in a flat panel with a horizontal grain, a softer palette than plain white yet still just as bright. Secondly, since they have always used the bathtub every day, selecting the right soaking tub and positioning it to maximize space and view to the surrounding trees was very important. With the windows surrounding the tub, the peacefulness of the outside envelops the homeowner into a further the spa-like environment. For the sinks and faucetry the team opted for the Sigma Collection from Klaffs. They selected a brushed finish so as to not overpower the soft, matte finish of the cabinetry. For the hardware from Du Verre, they opted for a dark finish to complement the black iron window frames (which is repeated throughout the house) and then continued that color in the decorative lighting fixtures. For the countertops and flooring Rita and Scott met with Artistic Tile to control the variability of the Dolomite lot for both the cut stone and slab materials.

Westchester Home Design Best Modern Kitchen Finalist - modern kitchen opens up into living room / dining room space. Hardwood flooring throughout. Design by Paula Greer, CKD, of Bilotta Kitchens.

Finalist for Best Modern Kitchen

Westchester Home Design Best Modern Kitchen Finalist - modern kitchen features a 20-foot island with seating, white polished Pental countertops and Calcutta gold backsplash. Fully custom cabinetry by Bilotta features a combination of finishes - dark horizontal grain, mixed with a horizontal grainier pattern as well as steel and glass. Design by Paula Greer, CKD, of Bilotta Kitchens.

Finalist for Best Modern Kitchen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paula Greer, CKD and Senior Designer of Bilotta Kitchens, was named a finalist for Best Modern Kitchen for her work on the Simpson Kitchen project.

In this project, the homeowners are a professional couple with three teenage boys, all with busy weekday schedules and a desire to entertain on the weekends. They really “use” the kitchen – they love to cook, as do their mothers who visit frequently with cookbooks in tow. So appliance selection and prep space was key. The house is a large, Tudor-style home, beautiful but in need of updating. The homeowners wanted to maintain the authentic details of the house except for the kitchen which was originally a small galley, closed off with little access to other living areas. They decided to fully gut the space and start fresh with a more modern aesthetic. Three smaller rooms were opened up to create one large area consisting of the kitchen, family, and dining areas. The 12-foot island is larger than the entire kitchen was pre-renovation.

The most significant design challenge was to accommodate the "must have” appliance list with a limited amount of wall space and still provide adequate storage. A combination of finishes were used – dark horizontal grain cabinetry mixed with a horizontal, grainier pattern for the island and range wall (horizontal patterns were used to emphasize the length of the room). The steel and glass wall cabinets lighten up the back wall. To counterbalance the dark cabinetry, Paula used white polished Pental Quartz countertops and Calcutta gold backsplash throughout the space except for behind the range. The range wall is the most used area and the focal point of the room. The backsplash is Artistic Tile’s Kyoto collection in the steel metallic finish. The 48-inch professional series range is flanked by spice drawers, a large pantry (left), and the 30-inch refrigerator (right). A secondary sink was placed behind the chef with a custom made walnut knife block and knife drawer for easy food prep. The opposite end of the island is for “entertaining” – with the bar, tall freezer column, and wine cooler. Every possible inch of space was used for some sort of storage or appliance. Delicate pendant lights from Bocci were added above the island to complete the design. The combination of the kitchen, dining, and living room easily allows for a dinner party or gathering of up to 30 people.

Read more about the 2018 Home Design Award winners.

 

Architectural DigestBilotta Kitchens was highlighted in a recent article in Architectural Digest. The article discusses the benefits of donating used cabinets, appliances and fixtures following a kitchen renovation to a leading non-profit organization in the field, Renovation Angel.

Donating used kitchen fixtures offers several benefits, such as environmental stewardship, the creation of jobs and the ability to include these donations on income tax returns. As an added bonus, Renovation Angel offers insured removal of these items from the renovation site and then re-sells them on their website. The organization puts the proceeds from the sale toward a variety of important programs focused on helping at-risk youth, social entrepreneurship and addiction recovery, among others.

In the article, Jim Bilotta Jr. explains that Bilotta Kitchens has been using Renovation Angel for many years on many client kitchen renovations. He adds that Bilotta’s clients like the fact that their kitchen implements will be re-used, and that they are offered significant tax advantage for their donations.

Jim underscores the fact that Renovation Angel is intimately involved with drug addiction and rehabilitation centers in the greater New York area. With the opioid epidemic factoring so prominently within every aspect of society, Renovation Angel’s work is extremely important.

Read the full article in Architectural Digest here.

 

The Deanna Kory Team newsletterIn the Deanna Kory Designs 2018 Spring Newsletter, designer and co-owner of Bilotta Kitchens, Regina Bilotta discusses the role of the kitchen as an asset for the resale value of a home. Whether or not you plan to sell your home in the near future, kitchen remodels qualify as “money well spent”, according to many experts. A remodeled kitchen can positively impact the resale value of your home, as well as providing you as the homeowner with a lot of personal satisfaction in the meantime.

Regina cautions homeowners who intend to sell their home within five years of a remodel to select from materials, furniture and accessories that will appeal to potential buyers. In these cases, it’s wise to choose a neutral color palette and design with a “resale-conscious” aesthetic. Regina suggest maintaining clean lines and choosing a fresh, white kitchen with soft color undertones like gray, blue or taupe.

Other recommendations include designing with a “less is more” philosophy for decor and accessories and giving consideration to functionality. For example, the addition of an island can create more work space in the kitchen. Cabinetry with clean and simple lines and countertops that are made from manufactured stone-based materials are both options that will look attractive and will withstand the test of time. Extras like pull-out drawers, built-in spice racks and lit cabinet interiors are all value-added features that may help entice potential home buyers.

Read the full article to learn more about Regina’s pro design recommendations.

 

Westchester HOME - Winter 2018 - Bold and Blue - Read all about this royal blue and walnut kitchen by design team Jane Bell of Jane Bell Interior Design and Jeni Spaeth of Bilotta Kitchens. Situated in a White Plains Penthouse, with views all the way to Manhattan, the "Symphony Blue has a vibrancy and warmth to it that make it a feature, softening the somewhat industrial feel of the open walls of glass", says Jeni. Click here to read the full story.

 

If you missed Bilotta's 7th Annual Art of the Table event with Traditional Home and Replacements, Ltd., you can still take a virtual tour of the five elegantly styled kitchen vignettes outfitted by Rajni Alex of Rajni Alex Design, Rayman Boozer of Apartment 48, Jennifer Flanders of Jennifer Flanders, Inc., Julie Schuster of Julie Schuster Design Studio, and Asler Valero of Asler Valero Interior Design. This annual event celebrates the fusion of design, art, and lifestyle, incorporating exquisite tabletop collections within five distinctive vignettes in Bilotta's A&D Building showroom in Manhattan.

This coverage is brought to you by Tori Mellott of The Editor at Large. Tori is the Senior Design & Market Editor at Traditional Home.