Displaying posts labeled "Brass"

A black kitchen

Posted on Fri, 5 Apr 2024 by KiM

There’s a common and simple theme in my world of interiors – I love dark and hate white. Whilst I’m not sure how practical having a black kitchen is (I have a black tiled bathroom – I find it easily shows dust, water streaks etc), I absolutely adore this kitchen and would prefer this over a white kitchen any day. The character of this space (the black with the caramel is soooo yummy) and the graphic detail of the tiled floor is really doing it for me. Designed by Beau Geste. Photos: Amy Bartlam.

The Green Box

Posted on Tue, 27 Feb 2024 by KiM

By locating a single but complex green millwork box at the center of the long apartment, circulation can flow around all sides. In the box are hidden all the kitchen and bath services; around it are public rooms that face a view of the city on two sides and, on the interior, a more private enfilade of rooms for bathing. The palette of rich colors contrasts with neutral raw concrete walls and ceilings; in addition to the deep green of the central millwork are richly colored natural quartzite stones, terrazzo, brass, botanical silks and colorful fabrics designed by Josef Frank.
I’m not sure which is my favourite element – that perfect shade of green on all that wonderful built in shelving, that glorious green stone in the kitchen, the brass and stone fireplace…. Designed by Ester Bruzkus Architekten, this 120 sq m apartment in Berlin is city living at its finest! (Photos: Robert Rieger)

A dreamy kitchen (and more) in St. Louis

Posted on Wed, 24 Jan 2024 by KiM

When I was tasked with the renovations on a property that I consider to be one of the most important pieces of architecture in St. Louis, I was absolute in my intention to honor the inherent masculinity of this architectural masterpiece. The main kitchen, pantries and service rooms had been covered in layers of linoleum, tile and ill fitting cabinetry over the years. Once we pulled back each and every era, and the original lines revealed themselves, my conviction to honor the original architecture grew even stronger. We gave the kitchen details that could easily be found in a gentleman’s wardrobe; brass buttons on a finely tailored sport coat became a bank of brass wrapped drawers, the deep ebony in a black tie tuxedo became the perimeter cabinetry color, and the cuff links at the wrist of a crisp French dress shirt became the cabinetry hardware. We abandoned the idea of upper cabinetry, choosing much more functional drawers instead. Along one perimeter wall, we dressed the expanse of drawers in riveted brass, nodding to the same finish of the custom unlacquered brass range hood. We curated a collection of copper that is as beautiful as it is functional and decided to dedicate ten feet of wall space to a large part of the collection. We added a prep sink to the second island, choosing to incorporate a Spanish antique marble fish cleaning sink. With it’s long marble drain board, fresh produce prep is a dream. The huge marble block that houses the carved out sink was our lead in establishing the thickness of the butcher block that surrounds the sink.
After many years of blogging I think I can safely say this is my favourite kitchen of all time. Annie Brahler of Euro Trash has managed to raise the bar so damn high with this one. Photos: Bjorn Wallander.

“The studio hallmark of warm modernism is artfully realized by curating a conscious integration of vintage, contemporary, and custom furnishings. The result is singular and refined; a space where tradition meets contemporary allure. Within this paradigm, we take pride in fashioning environments that are timeless, polished, functional, and in harmony with the distinctive lifestyles of our clientele.”

This light bright family home in Central Park West is a perfect example of Neal Beckstedt‘s idea of warm modernism. Layers and colour, art and texture, from subway tile to wood panelling

Photography by Stephen Kent Johnson.

Working on a Saturday

Posted on Sat, 2 Dec 2023 by midcenturyjo

It’s like I say week in week out. If you have to drag yourself into work on a weekend it helps if it’s somewhere stylish. Grace Brighton High Street by Tali Roth.