When Susan Niffenegger and Roger Zeller moved from Zurich to a home in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, they wanted to update the house with "a very clean look." Along with refinished oak cabinetry, the leathered black pearl granite countertops help achieve this effect with grace.
The all-black kitchen in this apartment in Manhattan's Flatiron district is offset by neighboring bright white spaces.
Architect Brian MacKay-Lyons purchased this 1830 schoolhouse in Nova Scotia over fifty years after it fell into misuse. The leather furniture and original benches provide a warm counterpoint to the black granite countertop and sink.
In a completely revamped row house in Manhattan, the brand new kitchen is a thing of beauty. An Ann Sacks tile backsplash softens the surrounding stainless steel, while the absolute granite countertop adds a muted counterpoint.
After an elegant midcentury vacation home near Lake Masson in Quebec found itself at risk of being demolished, architect Alain Carle stepped in. Inside, the red-stained cedar planks are enhanced by a LED lighting strip by Systemalux and black countertops cut from Nero Assoluto granite.