The emphasis for this project was to establish a masculine, yet subdued home for our international client. Taking into consideration our client’s love of black and white, we centered our design to create a striking juxtaposition between the two contrasting colours – a theme repeated throughout the home.
At the center of this theme and home is the kitchen where black is the dominant feature – from the ebony-stained white oak custom millwork to the conspicuous black-toned hardware, the kitchen evokes a sense of drama and boldness. The island’s countertop was finished in black marble with varying tones of cream and gold veins accented with a high gloss cyprum rose-gold faucet – the pièce de résistance of the kitchen. To balance the darker tones, the backsplash and remaining countertops were finished in white quartz. Large format carrara-patterned floor tiles were used throughout the main level to provide an elegant backdrop to the contrasting theme. A dramatic floor to ceiling black custom millwork wall was flanked by mirroring black marble fireplaces and demarcates the living and dining spaces.
The open-tread all-black staircase was reconfigured to enhance the front entryway and to allow natural light to flood the surrounding spaces. Crisp white painted walls act as the perfect backdrop to contrast the sleek staircase. The powder and steam rooms were kept intimate with finishes in a warm dark palette. The seductive play between dark and light continued to the lower level where the custom bar was awash in black walnut millwork and paired with backlit white onyx countertop.
Additional warmth was brought into the home through materials and finishes, with satin brass hardware and highlights referencing the bespoke nature of the home, with white, nude and grey toned velvety furnishings echoing the textural plushness of luxury and with shades of indigo-coloured accents bringing in hints of nature – ultimately a space of elegant repose.
Tanya Ali & Ronee Cheung