Silver service

Hand-painted cabinetry with silver-leaf detailing and divided-light, beveled glass doors gives this Clive Christian kitchen a regal air
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A calacutta marble tiled splashback and matching countertops help lighten the interior, complementing the refined look of the house.

Gracious interiors characterize many American homes, but the refined look is not always replicated in the kitchen.

Designer Valerie Corsaro of Clive Christian Ridgewood says the kitchen featured on these pages, which replaces a dark cherry wood kitchen, was designed to complement a sophisticated interior.

"For this reason, we specified hand-painted cabinetry that has a furniture look," says Corsaro. "The cabinet accommodating the double Sub-Zero refrigerator-freezer, for example, is designed to look like an armoire. There is also a freestanding hutch with divided lights and beveled glass doors, which holds an abundance of dishes, bowls and platters."


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All that gliters- in this Clive Christian kitchen it is silver, not gold. The kitchen, designed by Valerie Cosaro of Clive Christain Ridgewood, New Jersey, features hand-painted cabinets with silver leaf detailing on the pilasters, cornices and decorative molding. In keeping with the furniture look, the cooking centre is designed as a traditional hearth

But it is the hand-painted finish that sets this kitchen apart. The cabinets feature silver leaf that was laid sheet by sheet, and then glazed with an amber wash, which gives it a platinum finish.

"Silver is the new gold," says Corsaro. "In terms of the color palette, this is a very neutral kitchen, but we have given it a lot of bling. The metal elements, such as the silver-leaf detailing, antique brass knobs, English bronze faucets, and backsplash accent tiles add character, while still providing a subtle backdrop. It's a very light, tranquil space, with a touch of sparkle ideal for a growing family."

As with all Clive Christian projects, the kitchen was handcrafted in England.

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All that gliters- in this Clive Christian kitchen it is silver, not gold. The kitchen, designed by Valerie Cosaro of Clive Christain Ridgewood, New Jersey, features hand-painted cabinets with silver leaf detailing on the pilasters, cornices and decorative molding. In keeping with the furniture look, the cooking centre is designed as a traditional hearth

For details, contact Clive Christian Ridgewood, 57 East Ridgewood Ave, Ridgewood, NJ 07450, phone (201) 251 1003, fax (201) 251 1004. Or visit the website: www.clive.com.

Apr 04, 2008
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