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Steal This Look: An English Kitchen with a Rustic-Modern Edge

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Sep 30, 2015 01:03 AM
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by Alexa Hotz last modified Sep 29, 2015

One of our favorite projects of all time is London architect David Kohn's conversion of a former stable into a house that seamlessly blends past and present, rustic and clean-lined. Today we're spotlighting the stable's compact eat-in kitchen, a soulful layering of wood and white bricks that also has a sense of modernism (thanks in part to a highly covetable midcentury table and set of chairs by Pierre Jeanneret). We've sourced a checklist of products—from a compact refrigerator to a Swedish broom—to achieve a similar look. Above: Kohn's kitchen is evidence that rustic and modern can happily coexist in a compact space. For a full tour of the project, see A Stable Reborn in Rural Norfolk . The Basics Above:  Benjamin Moore's Steam Paint  is a color that appears quite yellow on a swatch, but on the wall is a very neutral white: not too yellow, not too blue. It's the white that was used at couture kitchen store  March in San Francisco  and is a close match to the white paint on the stable's brick walls; $36.99 per gallon of Ben Interior Paint. Above: The  Viking Professional Series Pro-Style 30-Inch Induction Range  is $8,059 from Elite Appliance. For more  Kitchen Range  options, visit our Shop section. Above: The small kitchen features a compact under-counter refrigerator; the  Avanti Built-In Outdoor Refrigerator  works inside and out and has an extra-long power cord and casters for portability; $689 at Best Buy. For more ideas, see our recent post  10 Easy Pieces: Compact Refrigerators . Above: The traditional  Churchman's Kitchen Pillar Taps  are £112 ($170) at Bath Shop 321. Tap Shop 321 has the Churchman's  High Neck Kitchen Pillar Taps  faucet for £58 ($88). Above: The  Universal Fireclay Farmhouse Kitchen Sink  features a convenient offset drain; $1,475 from Waterworks. For more ideas, see  10 Easy Pieces: White Kitchen Farmhouse Sinks . Furniture Above: A highlight of the kitchen is the pair of vintage  V-Type Chairs  designed by Pierre Jeanneret in 1958-59. The chairs have a black-stained teak frame and a caned seat and back. They're available in the armchair version for (gulp) $10,000 each through midcentury dealer 1950 and many other sellers on  1st Dibs . Above: We found a vastly less pricey stand-in at West Elm; the Upton Dining Chair with an upholstered seat and caned seat back; $254. Above: The kitchen table is another Jeanneret teak design, the PGI University Dining Table, from 1950. It's hard to come by, and pricey, but an alternative period piece, minus the tapered legs, can easily be sourced from a flea market or vintage dealer, such as Midcentury LA, whose restored vintage  Danish Teak Dining Table , shown here, is $900. Accessories Above: Large and Small Suede Pot Holders in English Toast are $22 and $18.50 at March. Above: From Fern Handcrafted Furniture in New York's Hudson Valley, the  Amoeba Cutting Boards  are a set of three boards made from locally sourced slabs of maple, black walnut, and cherry in three different sizes; for pricing and information, contact Fern. Above: The classic  Bialetti 6800 Monka Express Stovetop Percolator  is $20.25 for the three-cup size from Amazon. For more options, see  10 Easy Pieces: Stovetop Espresso Makers . Above: From World Kitchen, the classic  Revere 2 1/3-Quart Copper Bottom Kettle  is $23.51 on Amazon. Above: A set of six small glass  Weck Jars  is $27 at Heath Ceramics. The jars are also available from  Schoolhouse Electric , starting at $4 per jar. Above: Cleaning products from Australian company Murchison-Hume are now widely available in the US. The  Heirloom Dishwashing Liquid , in a large amber glass bottle, is an eco-friendly solution said to improve the condition of your wastewater as it drains; $21 from The Line. Above: A variety of antique  Wooden Serving Trays and Bowls  are available at Galerie Half in LA; contact for pricing and availability. Above: Featured in the Remodelista 100 , the  Model One Radio , designed by Henry Kloss for Tivoli Audio, is $149.99 from Lumens. Above: From Swedish company Iris Hantwerk, which employs visually impaired craftspeople, the Swedish Broom has a birch handle and palmyra fiber brush; £18.50 ($27) at Objects of Use. Our Steal This Look column appears every Tuesday morning; click here to browse past posts. For another kitchen featuring white-painted bricks, see  An Architect-Designed Compound in Shanghai . For more rustic cutting boards, have a look at  British Roots: Hampson Woods' Curvy Handled Serving Boards . N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on February 25, 2014, as part of our Winter Break issue. More Stories from Remodelista Trend Alert: 17 Deconstructed Kitchens Blenheim Forge: Grassroots Kitchen Knives from South London Kitchen of the Week: The Dinesen Wood Kitchen






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