Adding a distinct allure by combining together modern-day innovation with historical architecture, this kitchen space is given a design that beautifully accommodates various requirements with an elegant class.
We, at Swati Goorha Designs, transformed the kitchen in this 1880s house by re-purposing the area to be a more cohesive kitchen that flows into an eat-in space and elegant bar/lounge. The renovated area is a sophisticated art deco inspired kitchen that now nods to the historic architecture and yet simultaneously houses all of the modern necessities for today’s family.
We started with a dilapidated kitchen ensuite in an 1880s house in a historic district, where the original ensuite space had three rooms: a small kitchen, butler’s pantry, and an office. Since the area was disjointed and not practical for modern living, we opted to re-purpose the space into a more cohesive kitchen that flows into the eat-in breakfast room and an elegant bar/lounge. To accomplish this we removed a load-bearing wall, installed a beam, and added two windows to create a brighter and larger kitchen.
The design plays with the constant tension between the strong and the soft. The bold green cabinets with sheer hand-applied gold glaze, that are juxtaposed with the rose gold mirrored geometric tiles. The geometric custom floor pattern created using black oak and white oak stone. The countertops are Sahara Noir from Tunisia. The custom brass cabinet hardware is unique and designed for the cabinets. We used the black and gold hardware details and mirrored them on the pendants atop the countertops. And the custom black and gold rangehood and Bertazonni range hood. The hand-hammered brass sink adds another level of sophistication to the vignette. The chandelier above the island is recycled green glass.
In the breakfast area, we used a custom banquette nestled under a tent to create a cozy environment. A cerused wood table with a mouth-blown glass chandelier from Israel ties the entire vignette together. We created a beautiful design vignette with a bold wallpaper in the desk area and inset nook. Space as a whole is finished with original art and antiques.
The bar area is what used to be a Butler’s pantry. We created a custom cabinet that accommodates an extensive Wine collection and also accommodates the custom settee. The stunning Missoni wallpaper goes from the wall to the ceiling creating a long line of view, an antique chandelier, custom brass shelving, and original art to create a sophisticated and inviting bar.