Tuesday, November 13, 2012
☞ BESPOKE: The Updated Brownstone Kitchen
At top is a designer West Harlem home that sold quickly with its modern variations but keeps things traditional at the same time. Paneled cabinetry all have modern handles and a carrera marble backsplash provides a new use of a popular Victorian countertop element which all are contrasted against a dark stained wood floor. Industrial deco lighting finishes things off over the island which replaces the expected dining table.
If one were to change the hardware and lighting out, these two kitchens would be very similar in look. Stainless steal appliances are all built in to the layouts and inset lighting also provide an upgrade but are not obtrusive in both examples. This look can also be achieved with wood finishes instead of painted woodwork but the white tends to brighten up dark spaces and is also considered historically accurate.