How do you compete with stunning views of New York City and Central Park from 38 stories high? For designer Bob Schwartz of St Charles of New York, the answer was to design an equally stunning kitchen.
Compact, New York spaces are the norm for Bob so space planning was the first part of the design process. Bob created an open and airy kitchen by eliminating wall cabinets to the left and right of the hood and incorporating glass doors on the tall cabinets at the opposite end of the room. A carefully located peninsula housed the sink, while providing double sided storage and a seating area for the cook.
With the design set, Bob turned his attention to material selection. Using an unexpected mix of color, Bob choose exotic Blue Marble countertops and Red Tile backsplashes, to create a striking contrast between the wall and counter surfaces. He further carried the combination of materials to the cabinets were he specified Qtd. White Oak for the majority of the kitchen, complimented by Stainless Steel for the tall cabinets. Custom, hand-forged hardware added to the design details, making this a truly unique and beautiful space. The end result – stunning views inside and out!