Black & White Statement
Amy Klosterman, Michelle Jefferson
AB Design Elements, Scottsdale, AZ
“A balance of black and walnut against the crisp whites of a contemporary kitchen…it was a lesson in restraint and asymmetry for a couple who wanted a quietly elegant kitchen within a home full of colorful art,” note designers Amy Klosterman and Michelle Jefferson. The couple also loves creative cooking, so the space is designed to encourage interactive cooking with kids and grandkids. A Monogram pizza oven and nearby wine room are fun additions for the couple.
Along the perimeter, a custom cold-rolled steel hood is flanked by slatted walnut panels that visually separate it from the custom black contemporary cabinets from F1 Cabinets that include Emtek cabinet edge pulls. A Monogram range sits below the hood. That same detail is repeated on the oven wall, which features a GE Advantium microwave and coffee maker, as well as the pizza oven. A Monogram refrigerator and freezer stand next to the pizza oven.
The island across from the range includes Brizo’s Litze faucet, sink, ice maker and Monogram dishwasher. The eating island includes a 30″ induction cooktop, microwave drawer, second dishwasher and prep sink with faucet, along with walnut butcher block floating counter. Both islands and the floating eating counter are stained black walnut and feature waterfall edges.
Clerestory windows allow for daytime natural light, so the light fixtures are rarely turned on.