CLEAN LINES

Riverhead Building Supply Design Showroom uses space to full advantage

This apartment on Manhattan’s Upper East Side is blessed with an abundance of natural light. When it came time to remodel the kitchen, the client’s desire to take full advantage of that lighting was integral to their plans. Upon meeting with the client, Amanda Giuliano of Riverhead Building Supply Design Showroom recognized her client’s taste for art, natural wood tones, clean lines and worldly influences. Amanda’s walk-through with the client helped to identify the specific needs and wants for the kitchen, including enjoying the natural light from the kitchen’s single window. The shape of the space presented several design obstacles. The architect for this project, German Barrios of German Barrios Design, was an amazing creative partner. Working together helped them to showcase this home’s potential.

Amanda recommended Landmark cabinetry by Tedd Wood Fine Cabinetry. This is a semi-custom line, allowing the designer the flexibility to add custom aspects only where necessary. The result for the client is beautiful cabinetry with superior functionality that does not impact the budget. The door style is Yellowstone with a reversed raised center panel. The door frame is a simple shaker style with a slight bullnose on the interior lip profile on the frame. The cabinets are quarter sawn oak in a light stain called Dovetone.

Using the space to its full advantage, Amanda created ample storage. Included are tray dividers, roll-outs, pot drawer storage, a broom closet, two pantries, double pail wastebasket, wine bottle storage, cutlery dividers and stacked cabinetry for additional storage. The kitchen also houses a gourmet suite of appliances, two beverage centers and a built-in coffee maker. 

The warmth of the wood tones against the stainless steel, cool grey elongated subway tile and quartzite countertops are a perfect blend between subtlety and attraction and reflect the natural light. This fashion forward space maintains its sensibility while showcasing the home’s elegance, art, color and personality.