When the top floor of a 1915 hotel was converted to a loft, a black window in the kitchen helped preserve an industrial vibe.
An elegant industrial-style kitchen is distinguished by a simple color scheme, Depression era light fixtures and the warmth of recycled and salvaged wood. But the kitchen takes its theme from the original, double-hung black window trim — painted nearly black using Pratt and Lambert Obsidian. Contrasting walls done in Ralph Lauren’s Flour Sack white set the stage for the room which, having no real color, depends on the play of light and dark in concert with textures of the various surfaces such as the concrete floor.
The sink [top] sits below one window at the end of a long wall that also houses the Lacanche range. The oversize, custom marble farm sink was centered below the window and set off by Vermont Soapstone counters and custom slab-front cabinets made from reclaimed vinegar-vat wood with exceptionally mellow aged figuring. A Rohl country-style faucet sits demurely on the sink deck.
Combining the kitchen and dining areas seemed natural once the antique refectory table, with 14 drawers, was discovered at Kansas City’s Architectural Salvage. Finding a dining table that’s just the right size was key since that does double duty as a kitchen work table. Depression style Holophane globe lights were salvaged and used throughout the apartment and mixed with plain Edison bulb pendants over the table.
Across the kitchen, adjacent to the refrigerator a shallow stainless steel utility sink was fabricated and fitted with a filtered water faucet and retro-style Chicago faucets. The open area below the sink provides equipment and bucket storage while the sloped side makes it the sink perfect for cleaning large flat objects, cutting flowers and even bathing grandbabies or pets. Roy L:ichtenstein’s 1964 turkey screen-printed on a shopping bag sits above the sink.
(Source: Met Home)
For more kitchens in this style see Industrial Mix Kitchen, Concrete Trough Sink Kitchen, and Cappuccino Kitchen.
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I love it! The black trim really adds a lot of drama!
dee dee says
I am not generally into tables in kitchens, but like the way this one forms a galley. That work sink is amazing. It’s just all… COOL. (Obviously not too eloquent at the moment… Maybe the kitchen has me speechless.)
While I’m here, did you hear I am getting oven #5 soon? 😮
By the way, that was supposed to be an ‘in-shock’ face, but it turned into a big smile! Maybe this?… :-O or :-0 ?
Ah, well. I’m more resigned than in shock, and if I have to have a new oven, I’ll be glad to take another Wolf. I’ll take bad porcelain over bad baking any day. Sorry to go off topic!
Gorgeous kitchen! I love how the black painted windows have that steel window look to them. What an easy change. Love how the huge table creates a galley space. Thanks for sharing.
Tricia Rose says
I love the whole industrial feeling – and that table! With drawers!!
Love the industrial look to it!
Kimberly @ The Brown Eyes Have It says
Beautiful! It all really flows well together.
This is a gorgeous kitchen. The black trim adds so much elegance to the space. I wold love for you to link this to our newly launched blog party. Hope you can join us.