Kitchens: Black, White and Gold

My biggest concern for the 'piano mansion' project that I'm working on is keeping it from being tacky or overt. I think with design there is power in subtlety and although the exterior is going to have a curvature and pitched roof recalling the shape of the piano, it will NOT be black and white. I'm thinking it will probably be grey brick but I'm still experimenting...any thoughts? I've also broadened my concept to the elegant and powerful experience of a concert hall in a larger sense. But I still want to pay homage to ebony and ivory keys through some of the interior finishes. This led me on a hunt for black and white kitchens. Add in some brass (think the orchestra) and we are really cooking.
via Betty Lou Phillips

via Betty Lou Phillips
Ali Cayne's Kitchen via Domino Mag
I heaven or what? There's so much drama, yet so much traditionalism, in both of these spaces. And don't even get me started on the copper cookware. My parents have a set of copper measuring cups hanging on our kitchen wall and I've always loved them...imagine a whole pots and pans set!


Unknown said...[Reply]

This is my new favorite combo also, mixed in with natural woods! Love it ! Have a great week!
xo Nancy

Unknown said...[Reply]

I love the gold and black accents, just gorgeous! It's the perfect mixture of classic design and a lil' bit of drama!

Andrea said...[Reply]

Gorgeous! I love this combination!! The source for the first pic is Betty Lou Phillips...

I cannot wait to watch you work your magic with the "piano mansion"!

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Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...[Reply]

I think this looks so classic and beautiful. And I love that you are doing a more overt color translation in a far less obvious room - the kitchen. Smarty pants. :)

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...[Reply]

This is definitely an A++++!
Love your plan and direction.

Hannah said...[Reply]

My absolute favvvvvorite color combo for a kitchen. Great inspiration!
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Kristen said...[Reply]

Such a dream kitchen!

jackie jade said...[Reply]

i'm in love with brass lately. both of these kitchens are gorgeous!
-- jackie @ jade and oak

Jackie said...[Reply]

I'm in awe of you...that sounds like a really tough project but I love your ideas so far!

Unknown said...[Reply]

Such a smart and talented girl you are. I love your inspiration photos and know I will LOVE your own interpretation!

Merritt said...[Reply]

love all this inspiration! Gold accents are my favorite - I've been seeing a lot of gold/brass faucets lately too (which I'm obsessed with!)

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Julia@Cuckoo4Design said...[Reply]

Yes, kitchen heaven! So goegeous!

Lesley Metcalfe said...[Reply]

Great concept! Can't wait to see the finished project.

Alexa said...[Reply]

There is something so sophisticated about a black stove. Love!

Unknown said...[Reply]

Wonderful collection of the posts!! These will be definitely helpful for everyone. Jenarae

Unknown said...[Reply]

YES!! Love black and gold in the kitchen! Classic look, especially when mixed with white tile! said...[Reply]

that kitchen stove is heaven! love how bold it is!

Unknown said...[Reply]

It’s lovely. Thanks for sharing this post.
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