Caroline Stangle had envisioned a kitchen with black cabinetry even before she and her husband purchased their South End town house. “I pictured a glass and steel wall with dark, moody cabinets,” she says. Melinda Guglietta, principal of Bespoke of Winchester, created several cabinetry finish samples to find just the right depth of color and subtle level of sheen that were achieved by replicating the dark, chalky shade of Farrow & Ball Railings. Paired with unlacquered brass it strikes just the right note.
1. Drawn to the authentic marble-like appearance, Stangle chose manufactured stone slabs by Neolith for the counters and backsplash. “Similar products didn’t have the continuous veining pattern we wanted for the waterfall island,” she says.
2. A stainless steel La Cornue range replaced a fireplace (the kitchen was formerly a living room) while the ductwork for the hood runs through the top tier of cabinetry and