Part two of the kitchen renovation series: inspiration photos! These are some of the most fun things to look at during any renovation, in my opinion – I love to see what direction the design was headed based on photos of other spaces. Here are some of the probably many photos that inspired our budget renovation with the design details that were important to us. Ultimately, my materials list was strictly: black, brass, Carrara marble, subway tile, silver, crystal and warm, worn wood.
Roman and Williams’ 211 Elizabeth: I love… no… I am in love with the combination of black-painted woodwork and trim with white walls & wood floors.
Neoclassical trim, be still my heart. I’m a sucker for historical woodwork that’s been painted layer upon layer.
This is the faucet of my dreams: the Brass Deck-Mounted Faucet x Barber Wilson which is $716 and not available within an 8-week period. I did not have either the $716 or the 8-week waiting period, so we did without. But save this as a memo for a superfuter, richer self. Anyhow… key elements of our kitchen are above: Carrara marble, white tile with black-as-coal grout and lots of brass accents.
Below, the subway wall made me gasp the first time I saw it. The caption on the original photo read “Store cupboards in the larder at Ardkinglas. The house was built in 1907 for Sir Andrew Noble to designs by Sir Robert Lorimer.” Them some foncy cupboards!
The Walden, Brooklyn.
Look at those beautiful drawers, shelves, counters and cabinets. Mmm.
Crystal glassware and silver in a wooden liquor cabinet.
MMM, what I love about this is that glossy black upper and the lower [oak?] carpentry. More brass and less green.
I thoroughly enjoy all the elements of this kitchen: marble slab counter, black cabinets with brass pulls, industrial lab barstool, white subway tile backsplash with dark grout, industrial range, and while I do love that hood, it’s definitely out of the budget.
LONG-ESTABLISHED KITCHEN FAVORITE of MINE
Black appliances, white countertops, dark wood cabinets. Also, this kitchen’s layout was similar to ours, although we don’t have a true island. We have a peninsula. *Remember, I only promise to be mildly entertaining.
METAL-ENCASED WINDOWS / CABINETS / CABINET COLOR + PULLS / SUBWAY TILES in NATE BERKUS’ NYC KITCHEN RENO
♥ROMAN AND WILLIAMS PERSONAL SPACE // SO MUCH TO DROOL OVER HERE
The bar at the Standard, NYC by Roman and Williams. Also, this is the place where in real-life on December 30th, 2011 the gang of four aka Marc, Steven, Ian and I met up with Jess and Mike… awkward! Just kidding, it was nice to meet you Mike.