Luxe asked New York-area kitchen experts to share their inspiring ideas for making one of the busiest places in the home both modern and timeless.
Designers Lydia Marks and Lisa Frantz were charged with bringing a more open, inviting atmosphere to their client’s Greenwich home. In the kitchen, the backsplash is covered in Ann Sacks’ Beau Monde Vivian glass tile. Baldwin’s polished-nickel knobs adorn clean white cabinetry.
To give the kitchen of this apartment in the Chelsea Mercantile a loft-like feel, interior designer Jenny Wolf added faux brick, distressing it to create an aged look. The La Cornue range is paired with a custom hood from RangeCraft, designed by Jenny Wolf Interiors.
In this light-filled kitchen of a 90-year-old Greenwich home, designer Lynne Scalo incorporated oversize industrial pendants in a polished nickel to create a visual balance with a brushed-stainless-steel island featuring a sleek Carrara marble top.
While a 100-year-old East Coast cedar shake house held a plethora of charm, the kitchen was too small for the bustling family. Architect and builder Ernst Hofmann removed the entire back wall of the house and extended the kitchen by 12 feet, adding several large windows and French doors. Bistro chairs from TK Collections pull up to the island, which is painted in Benjamin Moore‘s Woodland Hills Green.
Designer Joe Nahem loves the flexibility that comes with Corian. For the kitchen of this Southampton rebuild, he created an island with horizontal ribbing punched out of the material. Three 1960s Brutalist brass pendant lights by Tom Greene add a heavy dose of drama.
Architect Kate Johns fulfilled her clients’ dream of connecting their Colonial-era stone home with a restored barn. The renovation yielded an open kitchen with a marble island and a custom black walnut dining table complete with vintage Nakashima captain’s chairs to seat a crowd.
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