• KITCHEN CABINETS: Cesar Maxima 2.2 Modern Kitchen Model
  • CABINET FINISHES: White silk lacquer kitchen finish
  • KITCHEN DESIGNER:Gregory Hitchcock

In this luxury Midtown Manhattan, NYC apartment, our kitchen design team was presented with the challenge of having a fairly small interior space to work with, which the client wanted to make the most of by playing with aesthetics and spacing. After carefully evaluating all opportunities and design threads within this New York City kitchen space, a design was created that achieved the goal of maximizing space while offering stunning aesthetics at the same time.

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For this luxury modern kitchen design project, open shelving became a significant component of the overall design, both for style and for functional purposes. The openness of the kitchen shelves, and the spacing of the design objects placed upon them, help to create visual intrigue and functionality that embraces the footprint of this residential interior space while opening it up to the open concept floor plan that melds the kitchen and living spaces in the home. The extensive use of kitchen shelving also helps to emphasize horizontal linear qualities in the space, which ensures to visually stretch the kitchen, giving the illusion that it is larger than it is. This makes spending time within this small, but visually spacious designer kitchen more enjoyable, both from within the kitchen and the attached small living room space.

As part of this contemporary kitchen, our kitchen design team suggested to use our Italian Cesar Maxima 2.2 kitchen model, which is paired with a white silk lacquer finish that creates a matte yet modern look. To ensure maximum durability, the kitchen countertops were made of a Caesarstone quartz material in a pure white countertop finish. The wall cabinets in this modern custom kitchen are in an L-shape, while the kitchen base cabinets were only extended to one side of the L in order to make space for a substantial modern kitchen island. This kitchen island mirrors the L-shape of the kitchen design and offers two seating opportunities. The kitchen island also features a stainless-steel leg, which creates a light, stylish design element. A hood is incorporated into the kitchen cabinets in this space, allowing for a ventilation function without the visual boldness of a large hood. Last but not least, it was decided to leave some of the kitchen appliances, including the oven, exposed, which both makes sense from a functional as well as design point of view.

Photographer © Peter Murdock


“We just completed our kitchen renovation and
the outcome is absolutely stunning!”

Dmitri B. - August 2019