With large windows on each side of a relatively narrow kitchen space plus light through the doorway on the end, there are three exposures that keep this from looking cave like. Polished black stone and tile blend with cabinet color to create an inky but sophisticated modern kitchen by L.A. designer Mark Schomisch. While the Parsons table island depends on slabs for its architecture, the imposing wall behind the range hood is composed of large-scale tiles, set in vertical bands. The combination of natural light on one side and an expansive stretch of pale, reflective blue-green glass subways break up what might otherwise be a monotonous amount of the same wood.
There is a window in the center and the slightly reflective surface of the cabinets helps but this strictly urban kitchen is intended to be used between sunset and l’heure bleu.