March 1, 2024


Home living innovation

Deep blue kitchen cabinetry and a trick to make a peninsula resemble an island

Just after seeing a kitchen that Alina Wolhardt designed in a new creating close by, the owner of this Bay Village rental hired Wolhardt to renovate her very own kitchen. Instead than just redo the counters and cabinetry, Wolhardt opened matters up. “The kitchen area and eating location ended up powering a wall with a coat closet on one particular facet and the washer and dryer on the other,” suggests the founder of Wolf in Sheep Style and design. “It blocked all the gentle and designed the living room truly feel darkish and enclosed.” Wolhardt took down the wall and relocated anything to the still left of the eating area. “The open principle format would make the area brighter and a lot more economical by bringing all the storage to a person put, away from the home windows,” she says.

a dining room table: The designer had a wall removed to brighten up this condo's kitchen. She also urged her client to go with a bold blue for the cabinets.

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The designer had a wall eradicated to brighten up this condo’s kitchen area. She also urged her client to go with a daring blue for the cupboards.

1. Mid-century fashion eating chairs from West Elm encompass the owner’s existing desk, which sits on a durable cowhide rug. The Rejuvenation cone pendant has a brass interior that casts a heat glow.


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2. A mixed-media piece on wood by Roxbury-centered Cyrille Conan adds zing and echoes the form of the pendants above the island. “I usually like to consist of an energetic artwork to full a room,” Wolhardt suggests.

3. Wolhardt used black metal accents with gold-toned specifics for distinction: Gubi pendants with rotating shades, a Brizo faucet, and Stellar Works stools from Casa Style and design Team. “I adore how the black pops from the blue,” she states.

4. Despite the fact that the proprietor at first requested a neutral kitchen, Wolhardt countered with Benjamin Moore Blue Danube for the coloration of Venegas and Corporation cabinetry. “When I proposed we go daring she went for it,” the designer suggests.

5. The Caesarstone backsplash and counter tops have grey veining with blue undertones that tie to shade of the cabinetry.

6. The lack of ability to move the electrical traces prevented Wolhardt from reworking the kitchen area peninsula into an island, even though she uncovered a partial fix. “The waterfall edge lends the illusion of an island,” she suggests.

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