Renovation Tales: My NYC Kitchen Transformation, Part I

My kitchen undoubtedly underwent the most dramatic transformation in the renovation of the apartment (check my instastories for before and after images). My goal was to open up the space and have it feel both light and airy, with a sense of luxury and sophistication.

I removed the upper cabinets that had been there previously, replacing them with two tiers of floating shelves in Calacatta Nuvo from Caesastone that blend seamlessly with my backsplash and kitchen counter.  I kept the bottom cabinets and kitchen island dark, painting everything in Farrow & Ball’s almost black “Railings”.

I wrapped the Caesarstone countertops around the sides of my counters and kitchen island to create a bold white frame against the dark finish, balanced by the pair of black oversized Mooi drum pendant lights that hang from the ceiling.  The floating shelves both function as storage and display, allowing me to curate my favorite objets d’art mixed with pieces from my favorite kitchenware brands like Year and Day, LSA, and Revol.

Interior Design: Erin Fetherston

Construction: Dama Construction Group

Photos by Sarah Elliott