Kitchen + Dining: Edgy, Contemporary Kitchen

To contrast the apartment's soft white walls, designer Lauren Geremia outfitted this contemporary kitchen with dark wooden cabinets and black leather barstools. A marble backsplash accentuates the edgy aesthetic. 

Photo By: Laure Joliet Photography

Photo By: Laure Joliet Photography

Photo By: Laure Joliet Photography

Photo By: Laure Joliet Photography

Photo By: Laure Joliet Photography

Photo By: Laure Joliet Photography

Brown Open Plan Contemporary Kitchen With Dark Wood

Because the rest of the home features mostly light shades, the designers chose dark wood finishes for the kitchen to add contrast. The marble backsplash was sourced from a local stone slab provider and cut into rectangular vertical tiles.

Stairwell and Display Shelf

This light-as-air feeling display shelf helps close in the stairwell and provides a space to show off the homeowners' collection of turned-wood vessels.

Black and White Contemporary Dining Room With Art

This Richard Serra print was the starting inspiration for the home's formal dining room. The designers chose contemporary, monochromatic furniture to complement the art.

Glass Cabinet and Dining Room

A glass tube cabinet is elegant storage for bar ware and liquor.

Neutral Contemporary Breakfast Nook With White Bench

This breakfast nook uses simple, basic lines and shapes to make a so-stylish space. The bench was custom-designed and the unique lighting fixture is crocheted.

White Contemporary Living Room With Silver Globes

The homeowners use their formal living room to entertain guests, so the designers used the fireplace as a focal point. The light palette lets the metallic globes by artist Jeff Zimmerman shine and large plants add a welcome natural vibrancy to the space.

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