the velvety darks and luminous lights of Flemish still life paintings, this San Francisco kitchen is the work of award-winning design firm NICOLEHOLLIS and celebrated architecture firm Leong Architects. Upon entry, the room’s first impression is one of timeless luxury. This welcoming vibe is bolstered by a mix of classic industrial notes and enduring materials well suited to the utilitarian functions of a residential kitchen.
Highlights include an Apparatus Twig pendant that hangs just above a grey island topped in Belgian blue limestone. On the far wall, a swirling backsplash of Calacatta Gold marble is sandwiched between simple white cabinets below and vintage-style steel and glass cabinets above. In the far dining corner, a rich wood built-in continues the team’s calibrated mix of past and present – combining timeless wood craftsmanship with the precision clean-lines of contemporary design.
Circling back to the kitchen’s original source of inspiration… renowned Flemish art scholar Walter Liedtke once described the region’s still lifes as “essays in color and texture… testaments of life lived comfortably…” This kitchen is just that – a work of living art, re-imagined from timeless scenes of beauty.
Interior Design: NICOLEHOLLIS
Architecture: Leong Architects
Photography: Josephine Liu