Suburban Sophistication

This beautiful space was remodeled for a busy, active family. Flush ceiling beams joined two rooms, and the back wall was extended out six feet to create a new, open layout with areas for cooking, dining, and entertaining. The homeowner is a decorator with a vision for the new kitchen that leverages low-maintenance materials with modern, clean lines. Quartz countertops and full-height slab backsplash sit atop white overlay cabinets around the perimeter, with angled shaker doors and matte brass hardware adding polish. There is a functional “working” island for cooking, storage, and an integrated microwave, as well as a second waterfall-edge island delineated for seating. A soft slate black was chosen for the bases of both islands to ground the center of the space and set them apart from the perimeter. The custom stainless-steel hood features “Cartier” screws detailing matte brass accents and anchors the Wolf 48” dual fuel range. A new window, framed by glass display cabinets, adds brightness along the rear wall, with dark herringbone floors creating a solid presence throughout the space.

The beverage station is a favorite area, with a coffee center on one side and an entertaining bar on the other. Visual textures are layered here featuring a custom stone table with a hexagonal base, eye-catching wallpaper, and woven chairs invoking a California feel. Intelligent kitchen design includes lower cabinetry designed with refrigerator drawers, as well as drawers for glassware storage, ensuring a seamless entertainment experience.

General Contractor: Fernando Marques

Architect: Sid Schlomann/ SI Design

Photographer: Paul Johnson Photography


Rye, NY