Fifty (Modern European) Shades of Grey

I recently discovered that the Fifty Shades of Grey apartment , located in the luxury Escala Building, in Seattle (okay…, the one that inspired the story and that the story takes place in) has a great European kitchen! It is not white (like in the story), but is done in exotic wood, covered with clear high gloss lacquer finish. As a matter of fact, the kitchens and vanities in the entire building, are all modern European cabinetry, designed and supplied by Pedini. Even the window treatments in the story follow a design from Europe.

The Fifty Shades of Grey apartment, featuring a modern kitchen by Pedini
This modern kitchen is in the penthouse apartment, at the Escala building, in Seattle, WA. – the inspiration for Fifty Shades of Grey story.

 

 

 

Escala, in Seattle, WA. is where the Fifty Shades of Grey story takes place
Escala, Seattle, furnished entirly with European cabinetry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The modern master bathroom, at the Escala penthouse, done in high gloss white lacquer cabinetry, by Pedini
The Fifty Shades of Grey master bathroom – only one shade of white…

The Escala is not the only luxury building that is featuring Pedini kitchens. According to the company, in NYC alone, there are three luxury buildings under construction right now, that will be offering Pedini kitchens and vanities in every apartment. But Pedini is not the only modern European kitchen company that is suppliying European kitchens to luxury apartment buildings – all around the US, many high rise buildings are featuring European cabinetry. Poggenpohl, Snaidero and Bulthaup are just a few of the manufacturers that are often featured in these buildings and the developers offering them outside of metropolitan areas as well.

Many developers are realizing that  the buyers (and renters) of these luxury apartments are looking for the highest quality product, with the latest technology and they usually prefer the sleek contemporary European kitchen look, over the more traditional American cabinetry.

European modern wood veneer kitchen by Pedini
The B unit kitchen design, at the Escala building, in Seattle, WA., featuring Pedini cabinetry

 

 

 

 

One of the vanities, in the Escala Building, in high gloss lacquer, over wood veneer
One of the vanities, in the Escala Building, in high gloss lacquer, over wood veneer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of the modern kitchens, at the Escala building - ebony veneer, with a high gloss finish
The Escala building kitchens, by Pedini.

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Amir J. Ilin, the president of Küche+Cucina, a design firm he started 24 years ago. Ilin’s work has been featured on HGTV, on Donald trump’s The Apprentice, in numerous national publications and on many national magazine covers. He is also the recipient of various design awards, among them “Best of Show Design Award”, from Signature Kitchens & Baths 8 times! Ilin was commissioned to design special projects in very exclusive homes, some located far away from his base in NJ. He was also chosen to create the cabinetry for the newly renovated Plaza Hotel, in NYC, as well as several luxury multi-unit projects around the country. To date, Ilin was involved in installations of more then 3,000 kitchens around the US and the islands, as well as many outside the US, many for well known clients.

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Jessica

    The designs are Hi-tech and is very appealing. It has a potential worth to get you a good value for your property, for sure.

  2. this site is very interesting and the designs is pretty cool. i am looking for a very helpful site that would give me fresh ideas on how my kitchen would look like..

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