A vintage chandelier hangs over a rustic wooden table adjacent to a set of contemporary stairs. A contemporary kitchen with chocolate cabinets and a white marble eat-in island can be seen in the background.
Cabinetry extends into the angled breakfast nook of this contemporary kitchen, maximizing storage space and increasing function. Lighting in and under cabinets is another functional and stylish touch. An island featuring Calacatta gold marble countertops with waterfall sides offers added seating.
Perhaps the most festive, glittering, magical room in a home filled with such inspired moments, Jaakkola's kitchen is defined by a custom-made, enormous island, a mirrored bar filled with beautiful glassware and a generous marble sink.
The kitchen in this home is expansive, a rare luxury in New York living. The black and white color palette is perfect for kitchens because it is clean and perennially on-trend, especially when accented with warm metallic fixtures. The black kitchen island provides a streamlined and efficiently laid out space, perfect for preparing family meals. Behind the counter, a marble backsplash is another timeless touch.
Since the dining area sits just off the open kitchen, the designers used a large gray-and-white area rug to complement the marble island and make the two spaces look even more cohesive. Meanwhile, two brown leather chairs and a chic wooden bench provide stylish seating around the dining table.
Comfortable neutral furnishings with a subtle diamond pattern provide a cozy sitting area around the television in this gray basement. A black kitchen island with a dark marble countertop creates a bar area perfect for entertaining. Unusual metal pendant lights provide bright light in the space and serve as an interesting art piece.
The kitchen takes a colorful, industrial turn, showcasing Naomi’s fondness for metallics. The island is topped with an oxidized, steel countertop. The material is a unique twist on the usual granite or marble found in most kitchens. The steel top will patina over time. Its rough-hewn texture is also a pleasing contrast to the stainless steel refrigerator and brass elements in the kitchen. Cabinets in a gray-blue tone contrast with the brass pendant overhead. Naomi discovered the pair of vintage white bar stools and painted the legs gold for a finishing metallic touch.