Decked Out Deco
Steven Cooper, Cooper Pacific Kitchens, West Hollywood, CA
Custom products, exquisite finishes and luxury details helped earn this kitchen by Steven Cooper of Cooper Pacific Kitchens in West Hollywood, CA the top honor in this high-end category. The 550-sq.-ft. space in Bel Air, CA – which included a kitchen, butler’s pantry and food pantry – required a structural redesign as well as entirely new products and finishes in order to project the French Art Deco-inspired kitchen theme the clients desired.
Dividing walls at the islands were removed to give the space a more open, welcoming feel, and differing ceiling heights were adjusted to provide a more cohesive look. Since the ceiling in the adjoining breakfast nook could not be changed due to structural elements, Cooper created a tray ceiling to improve the transition from area to area.
In keeping with the formal and refined elements of the home, Cooper chose a variety of luxury materials for use throughout the space. Transitional custom cabinetry from Premier Custom Built is finished in white along the perimeter, with shagreen leather at the drawer heads and antique mirrored doors on the upper cabinets. Brass trim surrounds the drawers, coordinating with the Shearron custom antique brass knobs and pulls from Wilmette Hardware.
The brass trim continues on the island, providing a dramatic contrast with the cabinets’ rich black finish. Shagreen leather is showcased here at the island posts. The island also sports a Franke sink and Miele Futura integrated dishwasher, with an integrated refrigerator and freezer from Miele located on the facing wall.
Brilliant Black with a custom brass trim was the choice for the La Cornue Chateau 165 range, which is backed by a pale stone backsplash that coordinates with the Cristallo natural quartzite countertops featured throughout. A Wolf microwave oven and Sub-Zero undercounter refrigerator are also included in the design.
Tying the classic black and white design together is the diamond-pattern flooring, which features honed Avenza marble as well as honed Calacatta Pacifica marble.