Legacy designer Paul Wedel collaborated with the project architect from the earliest concept stage to help Astoria Homes to realize their vision of a New York-style loft in this two-story show home. We asked Paul to share his design insights in the kitchen and other spaces in this stunning home.
“Our goal was to create a loft feeling in a two story residential show home while maintaining an intimate space.”
“The H-profile edge on the shaker door style creates a ‘pin stripe’ effect when viewing the kitchen close up. This fine imaging detail was emulated in the shiplap detail (walnut overlayed on black panels) on the back of the island but on a larger scale.”
“We used 58” high upper cabinets with partial glass on either side of the hood fan and full glass on either side of the sink area. A crosspiece was added at 19” down from the top of the upper cabinets to create the look of a long door that has been stacked.”
“The walnut cabinets really pop against the black areas. Gold accents were used in the hardware and accessories in order to further accent the strong visual contrast we were trying to achieve.”
Additional information about this kitchen:
|Ebony Cabinets||HDF (MFP5740) with H-Profile Edges|
|Walnut Cabinets||Natural (FP740) with H-Profile Edges|