A Craftsman Home by Eneia White That Will Make You Want to Paint Your Kitchen Black

After a younger family members purchased a recently up-to-date Craftsman-type property in Washington, DC, they immediately realized they’d have to have a additional functional 1st flooring to accommodate their newborn toddler, canine, and no scarcity of browsing relatives and buddies. The house owners enlisted the assist of New York–based interior designer Eneia White to help define the open up-concept most important level, like the kitchen area, eating room, residing place, and entry.

“It was enjoyable constructing zones for this venture,” says White. “They wanted the household furniture and finishes to assist produce definition. Open up strategy areas can be fairly challenging for new householders, as we have to weave choices from each area in a way that feels cohesive—with the illusion that it was collected and made over time.”

Though the dwelling receives a healthy dose of pure light-weight, the existing decor lacked definition. White landed on an unpredicted black-on-black color palette that created what she calls a “softer, a lot more approachable” side to the shade.


“We are likely to lean on additional uplifting colours to make spaces dynamic, so we took a possibility likely dark,” she claims. “But I love the boldness of this tone-on-tone relationship.” Thanks to an abundance of intriguing textures, quirky shapes, and the cozy scale of the furnishings, the house even now feels warm and inviting.

“We took a hazard likely dim, but I love the boldness.”

A custom sectional by Kravet was fabricated with entertaining in thoughts: ample seating, deep cushions for lounging, and a efficiency cloth. It “ate up the budget” and experienced a 30-7 days lead time, White studies but “The wait was truly worth it. It’ll be a staple in their house for several years to arrive.”

The homeowners requested a longer kitchen island for web hosting, and alternatively of possessing a new island designed, White shopped for a cabinet design and style to mimic the present body of the island. It was included on to one conclusion just before the new countertops had been templated.

White kept extra kitchen renovations to a minimum amount by portray cabinets—Sherwin Williams Caviar—and swapping the backsplash for a large gloss tile by Nasco. “The a little textured and reflective backsplash tile reflects light-weight, and the brass pendants over the island include a trace of custom,” says White. “Playing with a typically hefty shade was a really enjoyment problem.”


kitchen designed by eneia white dc project

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Black Sherwin Williams Caviar cabinetry and a black Nasco Stone + Tile backsplash build dimension. The cream midcentury counter stools by Rove Ideas insert contrast, and brass pendant lights by Shades of Light-weight reflect purely natural gentle to keep the search from straying way too darkish.

Dining Place

dining room designed by eneia white dc project

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White painted the brick fire in Sherwin Williams Extra White, then produced a tuxedo-like outcome with a black dining table and black eating chairs, both by Nuevo Residing. The graphic black-and-white artwork is by Leftbank. The partitions and tray ceiling are painted Sherwin Williams Contemporary Gray.

Dwelling Area

living room by eneia white dc project

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The star of the space is an added-deep customized sectional by Kravet in a neutral functionality cloth best for a younger family members. The media credenza is by Common Furniture, and the coffee table is Ballard Designs.


entry way by eneia white dc project

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Textural pieces attract the eye in the entry, like a console by Hooker Home furniture, table lamp by Circa, and mirror by Ballard Designs.

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