Metal cabinetry in stainless, brass and hammered silver produces very swanky kitchens.
For his Paris apartment, Jean Louis-Deniot designed full overlay metal cabinetry, clad in hammered silver. To control costs, he had the cabinets fabricated in Morocco. The flooring, countertops and backsplash are marble — as are toe kicks. That gives the cabinets in this compact kitchen a floating effect. Each section of the kitchen was treated separately with hardware. Upper doors were left unadorned while lower cabinets have chunky knobs. The wall opposite the sink featured over-sized pulls, to help manage large heavy doors. Everything has a jewel-like hammered finish. Gracefully hanging overhead is a vintage Italian Stilnovo chandelier.
Always pushing the limits, designer Kelly Wearstler created a stunning metal cabinetry kitchen with a brass island that has decorative columns to help support the upper tier. An inset of ornamental brads are another unique detail that reminds me of the way some zinc counters in French bistros are detailed. Following a trend, the pull finish repeats the metal. Marble makes another appearance, but this time in black. Multiple custom pendants were used instead of can lighting.
This stainless steel island with brass trim is actually one of a pair flanking the modern dining table. This kitchen, with its graphic patterned floor, is another Wearstler creation. Perimeter cabinets are honey color alder wood with black granite. Numerous frosted glass and brass pendants complete this seriously swanky space.
(Sources: Elle Decor, Architectural Digest)
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