Tour a Sleek Black Kitchen Where Old and New Meet in the Middle

Tour a Sleek Black Kitchen Where Old and New Meet in the Middle

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For the youthful family who bought a 1905 Georgian Colonial in Madison, New Jersey, modernizing the peach-shaded French-nation kitchen (a '90s expansion) implied venturing out to the past. "We needed the kitchen to be more genuine to the home's unique history, however as of now," says designer Jim Dove. "It's about common sense when you have four kids under age seven."

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Canopy Hood

With the room's unique windows as the bouncing off point, Dove made a luxury, streamlined cooking space with an enchanting, vintage-feeling overhang hood. Shiny coal black cupboards include show, while farmhouse sinks and a 10½-foot long island — it seats six! — effectively handle feast prep when there's a group to bolster.

Jim Dove Black Kitchen Cabinets

Black Cabinetry

Since windows surge the space with light, Ralph Lauren Paint's Bone Black "doesn't feel solemn," Dove says when talking in regards to the kitchens cupboards and island. He includes that the polish complete "enables bob to light around."

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Metallic Details

Seeded-glass Katie pendants by Thomas O'Brien for Visual Comfort "get unobtrusive surface," Dove says. The metal complete additionally offers a differentiation to the stainless steel of the Sub-Zero fridge and Wolf go. A luxurious interpretation of tram tiles, Pratt and Larson crackled artistic tiles are coated a light blue to reverberate the Benjamin Moore Nelson Blue on the walls.

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Sturdy Countertops

Caesarstone Calacatta Nuvo counters copy the look of marble yet are intense wearing and low-support. At a stout 2½ inches thick, "they stand their ground with the span of the island," Dove says.

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Festive Partyware

On the counter, gold-spotted porcelain by Bernardaud sets a merry scene with vases by Oscar de la Renta Home and checkerboard cake from William Greenberg Desserts.


Stylish Pantry

While the steward's storeroom seems to date to the 1900s, the cabinetry — in Ralph Lauren Paint's Duke Red — is new. Designer Michael Maher, who took a shot at whatever is left of the home's interiors, presented visual oomph with a custom bronze paint on the roof and Elizabeth Dow's Chanel Indigo backdrop. Covered with Teflon, the geometric-print material wipes clean.

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Refrigerator Drawers

Optimized for engaging, the wash room offers speedy access to every now and again utilized gathering fundamentals like platters and stemware and incorporates two icebox drawers for chilling additional refreshments. The unlacquered-metal Hamilton Sinkler cabinet pulls, finished before occasion parties, "play off the metallic roof," Dove says.

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Makeshift Bar

Staining the lavishly grained walnut counters in a dull complete "warmed up the wash room," says Dove. On New Year's Eve, the space transforms into a self-serve mixed drink station. See something here you like? Look at our shopping guide for where to discover it.This article initially showed up in the December/January 2017 issue of House Beautiful.

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