Neutral and black mixed granite countertops compliment the light and dark shades of the subway tile backsplash. X mullion cabinets add a decorative touch to the built in upper and lower cabinetry. A long stainless steel range hood above the stove matches the stainless steel appliances.
An open shelf cut out below the sleek gray cabinetry creates a useful cubby for towel storage. A mounted mirror is fixed above the sink to create a vanity space. The black and white art work blends beautifully with the cool tones of the room design.
The custom railing, wood stair treads, beams, and stained beadboard ceiling treatments all collaborate in making this a successful updated brownstone. White walls add to the spacious feel of the design by keeping the room bright and airy. Neutral furniture in the sitting room blends beautifully with the floor and keeps a classic and timeless look to the design.
A white support beam provides a simple room separation in the open design of this home. Hardwood floor and white walls create a seamless connection between the rooms. Nailhead trim on the living room stools, kitchen bar stools and dining room chairs creates a cohesive element throughout the space. Darker wood furniture pieces add a warm tone to the calming, light neutrals in the design.
This entry stands out with ironwork railings that delineate the property from the sidewalk. The ironwork is softened with traditional plants such as boxwood borders and fragrant evergreen plants like Rosemary, which gives a welcoming feeling and a sense of arrival to the front entry of the home. The front door is treated with Baroque seeded glass, which serves two purposes- to let light in and to create more of a sense of privacy than a clear glass would.
Originally, this kitchen's layout was asymmetrical with a large refrigerator positioned on one side of the wall. Splitting up the freezer and fridge allowed the window, appliances, sink and cabinets to be centered in between them.
The design intent for this urban exterior was to design a version of a traditional brownstone, and to give an appreciative nod to the history and architecture of the older part of town, with an updated look that has an eye towards the future of the community. One of the ways this was achieved was by using an interesting mix of materials. Brick, stucco, custom millwork paneling and cornice detailing, and custom iron details complete the look.
The lower charcoal gray section of the two tone walls adds texture and color to the simple design of this bathroom. A mounted oval mirror and black and white hand towels finish the vanity space. Coastal shadow box displays add depth and decor to the room.
Stylish hardwood floor makes a seamless transition between this spacious kitchen and the connected living room. A large kitchen island features upholstered bench seating with a nailhead trim and polished marble countertops. Flower shaped stools and neutral sectionals create equally sophisticated seating in the living room.
The spacious layout of this kitchen includes room for a glass round table, just right for casual gatherings. Three levels of lighting—recessed ceiling lights, mid-level pendants and task lighting under the cabinets—makes an all-around friendly glow.
Smooth gray cabinetry is topped with a white marble countertop for a sophisticated and timeless bathroom design. Mirrors are mounted above the built in sinks forming double vanities separated by an attractive breakfast tray display featuring white orchids. A black and white hand towel adds a simple decorative contrast to the room.