When we were hired to do this kitchen project, the client was very clear on what she loved about her home. The cozy feeling, the details that spoke of the time it was built and not losing the authenticity of the period.
Our team absolutely loved working on this project. The space absolutely called for white cabinetry, shaker style with old fashioned nickel plated pulls. It was to be an eat-in kitchen with a built-in banquette so our client could work in the kitchen as well. We went to far as to put some well-disguised filing cabinets and a mail slot near the banquette to make it more manageable for her to work. Room for books and glass fronted cabinets make this room feel the tiniest bit like a study. The tabletop on the banquette is stained vertical grain white oak.
A single bowl Rohl fireclay sink makes a nice statement, trimmed with a beautiful Rohl wall mounted faucet and separate hand spray. This definitely kept an older feel. Above the sink is the original framed medicine mirror from the 1920’s, a novel idea in a kitchen. The Bertazzoni black range fit the project perfectly as it has a more delicate feel than many other brands.
For countertops, we chose absolute black granite for its durability, a very important feature for the client. We chose to do it in a thin style, only ¾” thick to look more delicate. To work off this, we chose white subway tile, 3x6, trimmed with a black liner for a nice effect.
The French Door refrigerator by Thermador, with some old fashioned cabinet pulls, is hidden behind white cabinetry faces to soften the mass. The tucked away, built-in under counter Sharp microwave adds function without sacrificing much needed counter or upper cabinet space. We love the old fashioned black mounted telephone as a detail.
The wall color, Hazel Woods by Ralph Lauren, beautifully plays off the natural light in the room for an overall glow.