In a mostly black kitchen, the cabinets and matching French range turn the black and white kitchen trend inside out
In a kitchen designed by Daniel Cuevas for a new, art-filled home in Beverly Hills, the cabinets are the key to creating the elegant luxe style. They are black and this is a black kitchen. It feels French, and just a bit Deco, but is thoroughly chic and modern.
As a trend, black kitchens come and go. We saw them in the 1960s, and again in the 1980s. Here, the black cabinets that create the look are black steel with nickel banding – a custom design from Urban Archaeology called Lenox. While the sleek base cabinets are reminiscent of La Cornue’s classic Cuisine de Château line, the uppers have unique doors composed of a nickel-tone metal mesh over a metal backing panel. That gives them the super sophisticated look of an industrial folding screen panels. To say UA’s Lenox line is exclusive is no understatement. The manufacturer’s website provides few details aside from the name and the color.
Huge steel casement windows flanking the range provide ample light and helps offset the inky counters, too. While the massive chimney hood also is black, the ceiling is high enough to swallow it up visually. In a different room, it might look like the hulk.
At night this must be a very romantic kitchen though how practical it proves for a family with three teenagers we may never know. Presumably, there is someone to maintain the black furniture and counters which tend to show every speck of lint and dust.
Paired with a black Lacanche range, and a graphic modern Ann Sacks dimensional tile range guard, this is a mix of styles that looks like no other kitchen I’ve seen. It’s unique, elegant and I love it.