Art in the Suburbs

LocationRye, New York

This Rye, NY family kept a full house with a family of five and a steady entertaining schedule. Without the space and style they desired, it was natural that it was prepped for a complete overhaul with Derek Zylewicz of Urban Homes, Inc. The couple’s goal for the remodel was to create a multi-functional kitchen – cooking, entertaining, home-work center, eat – you name it, all in an artistic contemporary setting.

An addition expanded the footprint. Then, opening the space to the family room, dining room, and patio granted the all-encompassing aesthetic requested by the couple. As a way to fulfill the various needs, the island features a large surface for prep work, an integrated table for dining, open shelving for storage, and concealed charging stations for phones and other electronics. A computer desk with floating shelves and a concealed printer and router provide further functionality to the room. Style wise, clean-lined custom cabinets conceal small countertop appliances to maintain a sleek appearance and uncluttered counters.

Various materials and textures as well as dashes of red accessories add interest to the overall neutral color palette. The effect of all these elements: a modern mix of both materials and functions. Learn more about this designer at Urban Homes Inc.