Lustrous stainless steel and black roast walnut cabinetry balance flawlessly in this stylish contemporary kitchen. Because balance was essential to the design, stainless steel doors were designed above the double ovens to create a tower of stainless steel, offsetting the stainless steel refrigerator anchored on the opposite end of the wall. The resulting balance draws more attention to the hood, which is further established as a focal point by piercing through the cabinet line to the ceiling. The glass mosaic backsplash tile further accents the kitchen’s point of interest with visual texture. Frosted glass, with light diffusion properties similar to stainless steel, was used in framed inserts to break up the tall pantry cabinets, and also appears on the light pendants over the larger island. Two islands provide better traffic flow and create clearly delineated work areas, each with the valuable commodity of a sink. The prep sink cabinet and the countertops on both islands are curved, facilitating traffic flow as well as adding interest to a very linear kitchen and maintaining the balance so vital to the design.
Alise O’Brien Photography
James Howard, CKD, CBD
Premier Custom-Built Cabinetry, Sub-Zero refrigerator, Sub-Zero wine cooler, Miele dishwasher, Miele warming drawer, Wolf cooktop, Wolf ovens, Elkay sink, Hansgrohe faucet, Kashmir white granite