Designing Luxury A Morning Kitchen

When designing kitchens, we look to the efficiency of the design and how often our clients use the space. If they cook often and need to store numerous appliances we consider how to maximize storage. If they entertain and need area for display, we consider for example, shelving and counter space. Kitchen design requires expert space planning and understanding of the flow of this space. An aspect we have introduced into some of our client’s homes is the concept of the morning kitchen, which is also referred to as the breakfast cabinet.
Designing a morning kitchen adds more than just display and storage – it can create a routine. For example, this can become a place for a morning coffee ritual and convert into a beautiful event display space when hosting a dinner party. With pocket doors it can be concealed and becomes part of the overall kitchen design. Let us show you two of our favorite morning kitchens and how we created these custom designs for a client in Miami and one in Coral Gables.

Modern Morning Kitchen Design in Coral Gables

Opting for a monochromatic color palette, the interiors range from cool grays to black and cream tones. Our client requested a seamless transition of the color palette throughout the residence from the moment you arrive in the foyer to the bedrooms. We achieved an understated elegance with visual impact through this timeless concept.

Boasting luxe cabinetry by Studio Snaidero Hollywood and high-end appliances by Ferguson the gourmet chef’s kitchen opens up to the main living areas. Leather upholstered bar chairs pull up to a generous island with Brizo fixtures from Designer’s Plumbing.The Opustone backsplash and concealed storage let you focus on the captivating space. We originally designed the layouts and finishes for the residences in collaboration with co-developers Heidi Eckes-Chantré and Christopher Brown, however we personalized the existing finishes for our client. We reprogramed the layout to enhance the overall function adding an additional row of kitchen cabinets in black. Double ovens and fully equipped breakfast bar with sensory LED lighting are purposeful and aesthetically pleasing.

The morning kitchen is designed to be concealed with pocket doors. Once open you see two metal shelves backlit with LED lighting in a soft warm tone. Our client wished to use this space as their tea and coffee area. Underneath the counter area holding their espresso machine are three drawers designed to hold tea, coffee, tableware and any accessories used for this area.

Contemporary Matte Black Morning Kitchen Design in Miami

Choosing an interior style that is not often associated in Miami, we gutted the standard kitchen and partnered with Snaidero Hollywood to design a custom ultra matte-black kitchen that plays a major part in the design narrative of the grand room. Concealing cabinetry and major appliances, we revamped the kitchen with a sleek design making it feel part of the larger space.

Fully equipped with the state-of-the art Subzero freezer, warming drawer, cooktop and concealed hood, the kitchen is a space to entertain and welcome guests. The fourteen-foot island, which is an architectural statement, in book-matched Paonozzetto marble from Opustone, offers ample space for two cooks in the kitchen, so to speak.

Neatly tucked on the opposite side of the island are a row of black leather and oak counter stools by Mater. The beauty of this kitchen is that we extended the cabinetry and paneled the powder room door to blend through to the front of the apartment.The powder room is a simple elegant design with fixtures by Dornbracht and a pendant light by Lee Broom.

To the right of the foyer, we added additional storage, creating an expansive pantry in matching matte-black finish that looks and feels velvety to the touch. These built-in cabinets increased storage capacity while at the same time seamlessly interacting with the rest of the space. Adjacent to the kitchen, a breakfast closet beautifully opens to reveal chrome metal shelves displaying an espresso maker, where one can experience a morning coffee ritual. This convenient addition to the kitchen is a gem that can be appreciated with the pocket doors fully open. Underneath the nook of the stairway, a custom low cabinet bar was added creating additional storage for entertaining accoutrement with a matching Lamino Nero top.

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