Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - 58

Moody
HUES

BELOW "Black and brass, while

a current trend, is also a very
historic mix," said the designer.
"The shades are enhanced by
the mid-century globe chandeliers above the island."

Dark shades &
gold accents liven up
a busy kitchen

BEST USE OF
COLOR

RIGHT Undercabinet lighting
allows the metallic glazed
backsplash and black and
white quartz countertops to
shine. A hidden appliance
pantry houses the coffee
center.

SOURCES
DESIGNER: Paul Bentham,

Lauren Levant Interior;
PHOTOGRAPHER: Dave
Bryce Photography
APPLIANCES: Bluestar,

OWNERS OF A HISTORIC HOME were looking to

add some drama and character to their kitchen - a
space for the busy family to gather and also entertain guests. The clients allowed Paul Bentham,
head designer of Pittsburgh, Pa.-based Lauren
Levant Interior, "run the ball" with the colors.
"With the property being an older, traditional
home with a slightly heavier feel in the existing
moldings and furnishings and a wonderful openplan layout, we felt we could do something a little
moodier than the average white finish," he said.
HAPPENING HUES

Black is the main shade of choice in the new
kitchen, as is seen on the majority of the cabinets
and the concealed hood. Rift white oak in a smoke
stain was used for the remainder of the cabinets
that house the refrigeration wall, which serves an
annex away from the main cooking space, as well
as tall storage pantries.
These two dark shades are carefully contrasted
by brushed-brass plumbing fixtures, hardware and
chandeliers above the island. Bentham chose the
black and gold combination because of its popularity now and in the early 1900s when it was used
for bespoke furniture in more dramatic settings.
The perimeter countertops offer a dramatic mix
of black and white veining, and a metallic-glazed
subway tile provides an eye-catching backsplash.
To offset the dark colors, he chose a soft gray
color for the island countertop, as well as dining
stools upholstered in anti-stain gold velvet. Lighting also plays a part in brightening up the kitchen
with multiple recessed fixtures, the multi-light
pendants and undercabinet lighting that also calls
out the shimmering backsplash.
"The overall color scheme nods to the historic
roots of the home and surrounding area but modernizes the space with pops of glitz and glam,"said
Bentham. "And using a lot of black in a kitchen is
not as terrifying when you see it on a smaller scale."
The judges chose this kitchen as a winner â
because it is dramatic and fresh.

58

/ SEPTEMBER 2019 / KBBONLINE.COM / The official publication of NKBA (NKBA.org) and KBIS (KBIS.com)

Miele, Prestige, &
Sub-Zero; CABINETRY/
CROWN MOLDING: QCCI;
COUNTERTOPS: Silestone;
FLOORING: Porcelanosa;
HARDWARE: Omnia &
Restoration Hardware;
LIGHTING: Tech Lighting;
PLUMBING: Newport
Brass; SEATING: Jessica
Charles; TILE: Wizard
Enterprises; UPHOLSTERY:
Pindler


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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019
Contents
Editor’s Note
Show Note
NKBA Note
Happenings
Trends Perfect surfaces: walls, floors & countertops
NKBA Insiders Sharing today’s
Better Business The benefits of professional creds
Hot Topic Wellness: the new buzzword
Research Roundup A market report on outdoor kitchens
Stories from the Field Solutions to common project challenges
KBIS 2020 A guide to what to see and do at the show
Small Spaces Tight guest bath goes glam retreat
Balanced Budget Builder basic to farmhouse inspired
Before & After Dark & dated to big & bright
What’s Hot Showers & dishwashers
Last Word Designer takes chances
Check out the winners of the 2019 Designs of the Year competition!
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Intro
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Cover2
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - 1
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Contents
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - 3
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - 4
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - 5
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Editor’s Note
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - 7
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Show Note
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - NKBA Note
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - 11
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Happenings
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - 13
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Trends Perfect surfaces: walls, floors & countertops
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - 16
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - 17
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - NKBA Insiders Sharing today’s
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - 19
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - 20
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Better Business The benefits of professional creds
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Hot Topic Wellness: the new buzzword
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Research Roundup A market report on outdoor kitchens
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Stories from the Field Solutions to common project challenges
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - 26
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - KBIS 2020 A guide to what to see and do at the show
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Small Spaces Tight guest bath goes glam retreat
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Balanced Budget Builder basic to farmhouse inspired
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Before & After Dark & dated to big & bright
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - 41
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - What’s Hot Showers & dishwashers
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Check out the winners of the 2019 Designs of the Year competition!
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