• CABINETS: Cesar
  • FINISH: Dark Larch Laminate
  • DESIGNER:Bernard Kim

The owners of this striking, contemporary Leonia, NJ home wanted a kitchen that would match the modern style of the rest of their home. Designer Bernard Kim embraced the contemporary aesthetic of the home in this Cesar Italian high-end kitchen design, which utilizes dark hues through dark larch laminate. Dark hues are present in the rest of this residence as well, so using the dark larch laminate in the kitchen allowed Bernard to create thematic continuity between the kitchen and the rest of the home.

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Bernard used Cesar’s Meg model here. Part of the challenge of this design was to integrate commercial appliances, which was the homeowners’ preference. To address this challenge, commercial appliances were installed with modern high-end cabinets that were sleek in appearance. The overall aesthetics of this pace is modern with a transitional touch.

The homeowners wanted to achieve something that was both contemporary and warm, which is achieved here with the blending of dark and light materials, which complement one another in their contrast. A visual centerpiece in this kitchen is the modern kitchen island, which features dark larch laminate and Caesarstone in organic white. The island offers abundant storage as well as work and eating surface.

Photographer © Wing Wong, Memories TTL


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