An Architectural Firm's Design-Forward Café

When it came to re-inventing their company’s common areas, one of Cincinnati’s largest architectural firms sought to emphasize the firm’s open, collaborative environment and sophisticated approach to design.

Filled with natural light and open air, the large open space features multiple alcoves, group tables, and casual conversational seating. The focal point of the café is a state-of-the-art kitchen island with whisper-quiet beveled drawers, multiple dishwashers and under-counter microwaves hidden behind MAISTRI cabinets, and a sliding countertop. The refrigeration columns remain tucked out of sight behind discreet, no-handle panels, and indirect lighting keeps every element in perfect focus.

NOLI Modern
NOLI Modern
NOLI Modern
NOLI Modern

Open Living Starts With The Kitchen

For a husband-and-wife pair of home cooks who know their way around a kitchen (and the best way for a kitchen to function) NOLI was their first choice for their Over-the-Rhine home. The kitchen features 70 feet of cabinets in a beautiful lacquer matte finish, creating an efficient and appealing workspace – everything a kitchen should be. The harmonious combination of the VIVA beveled-edge slab door, warm backlit counters and stainless appliances speaks for itself. Add in two islands of granite counter surface area for a total of 52 feet, and you get a recipe for la dolce vita.

The home cooks wanted to extend their cozy and bright kitchen aesthetic to the living room, too. Practical panelled cabinetry and sleek surface tops allow the life in this room to take center stage. This home is evidence that the beauty of Italian design transcends the space.

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NOLI modern white kitchen

A Designer’s Dream in the Brewery District

The sharpest eye for detail in the business belongs to the modern design firm owner. When it was time to remodel his Brewery District loft, he knew exactly what to do. The kitchen combines his love of and expertise in Italian modern design, featuring a showstopping, monolithic masterpiece. The Brazilian quartzite stone and custom-colored oak throughout the kitchen creates long, lean lines that accentuate the utility of the space.

By following the Italian design tenets of less noise, more efficiency, through seamless panelled appliances, slab doors and continuity of surface, this kitchen comes to life as the centerpiece of the home. All that a kitchen should be is embodied in this design: efficient, aesthetically pleasing, and intuitive.

An Architect’s Take on Modern

This architect and his wife chose NOLI for their Findlay Market townhouse.

This kitchen needed to be as functional as aesthetically pleasing, and be the focal point of the house. A classic, simple layout met the design objectives. The monolithic island is an architectural counterbalance to the kitchen wall and its flush-mount or panelled appliances.

The kitchen is full of the familiarity and polish of modern design that make it so appealing. The high-gloss white lacquer and quartz set the stage for the contrasting, beautiful – and functional – marble seating counter. Sleek slab doors and reduced angles of the GIZA cabinets, combined with clever tile backsplash lighting, make for a show-stopping kitchen that is a beautiful – and fully utilized – centerpiece.

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Italianate House

Modern Italian meets vintage detail in this historic property. The frameless kitchen cabinets provide ample storage without intruding on working and living space. The beautiful gray finish of the oak table creates a palette that brings together every hue, from the distressed wood floors, to the silver fixtures, to the antique door and transom. Concealed, built-in lighting enhances workspace function while adding visual appeal.

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Urban Condo

Bold simplicity epitomizes this NOLI modern Italian kitchen design. Customized frameless kitchen cabinets in cement offer generous storage in a configuration that blends seamlessly within the space. Integrated appliances and the seamless countertops, sink and backsplash enhance the aesthetic appeal. The striking white surface of the kitchen island captures the eye and amplifies the spacious feel of this kitchen. Built-in lighting compliments the space’s natural light.

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Historic Renovation

This bright modern Italian kitchen creates visual interest by pairing warm wood tones with the clean, light tonal grey frameless cabinets. True to the style of a NOLI kitchen, the custom designed cabinets and appliances blend seamlessly within the space. Beautiful surfaces and finishes meet the eye, and thoughtful hidden features and storage offers a design that is functional and flows.

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