Each year, the Pantone Color Institute, the world’s authority on color standards, introduces a color landscape reflective of cultural moods and trends. JMorris’s kitchen with caesarstone’s pure white countertops is a prefect example of how a white kitchen base allows for accents. Check out the feature.
Designer: Jennifer Morris of JMorris Design Location: Brooklyn, New York Size: 158 square feet (14.6 square meters)
Homeowners’ request: Remove dingy cabinets and dark green granite countertops, and create a bright white, crisp and clean look in a tightly packed Brooklyn brownstone.
Space-saving style: Natural light, an open layout and a light-reflecting cabinet color, which “keeps the focus on what matters — the view out — and lends a spacious feel,” designer Jennifer Morris says.
Other special features: Custom lightly cerused oak cabinets painted a soft gray-white. “The hint of gray color prevents the space from feeling stark or severe, lending a touch of warmth,” Morris says. Calacatta Gold-style quartz countertops. Wide-plank flooring. Handmade porcelain backsplash tiles. Hand-printed fabric on window cornice.
Also on the team: NY Class Construction (contractor); Mason Woodworks (cabinetmaker); Jacob Snavely (photographer)
Refrigerator: Liebherr; range and oven: Profile, GE; range hood: Miele; dishwasher: Bosch; microwave: GE; hardware: Top Knobs; countertops: Caesarstone in Calacatta Nuvo; backsplash tile: Akdo; window cornice: David Michael Interiors, with fabric from Galbraith & Paul; paint by Benjamin Moore: white in matte finish (walls) and Silver Satin (cabinets)
The Park Slope Brownstone clients’ overriding requirement was to make the kitchen bright and white, with a crisp, clean look. In its original condition, the kitchen had featured dated dirty cabinets on every wall. The counters were dark green granite that absorbed light and gave a dated feel. Problem Solved. Now when you walk into this kitchen you are transported into a bright, dreamy oasis. The interplay of light and surface takes your breath away, and you don’t want to leave. Above all, the layout is carefully devised to maximize utility and aesthetics.
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