An all-white kitchen was out. That was the mandate from the owners in Wellesley, claims Kim Tosi, founder of Assemble Property. The resolution for the kitchen area? A black and natural oak scheme. Both equally Tosi and the homeowner have been captivated to the drama and the contrast of a black island against white and mild oak cabinetry, together with brass accents for warmth. “As grand as this kitchen area is, it isn’t in excess of the top rated,” Tosi suggests. “It feels welcoming and homey, not extravagant.”

1 Tosi selected satin brass hardware and plumbing fixtures to balance the black island and stainless steel hood. The pulls’ extensive strains intensify the tall cabinets.

2 White oak tower cabinets frame the 60-inch industrial metal hood. “We desired the cabinets to search like items of home furniture, so we modeled them on a dining home hutch,” Tosi says. “They offer so much storage.”

3 Reclaimed beams from Longleaf Lumber in Cambridge introduce a tiny heritage and an additional purely natural aspect into the room.

4 Visible Comfort Bryden pendants in aged iron are daring and carry black to the top rated of the area.

5 The team utilized Neolith, a manufactured surface area manufactured from normal minerals, for the countertops and backsplash. “It has the seem of all-natural stone, but is much a lot more resilient,” Tosi says. “The veining’s heat and neat tones pull jointly the other finishes.”

6 Tosi maximized seating by such as leather-based stools from Design Inside of Achieve. “There was far more clearance on this side given that the other finish backs up to the breakfast nook,” she claims.

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