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Dream Kitchen Inspiration

by habituallychic

08 . 03 . 15

There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think about gut renovating my tiny kitchen. Small New York City kitchens are probably why everyone goes out to restaurants or orders in. I have folders full of dream kitchen inspiration and this one has gone to the top of the list. It was designed by Portland based Jessica Helgerson Interior Design and actually might be bigger than most Manhattan apartments. I love the dark lower cabinets with brass hardware and lack of upper cabinets. The floor to ceiling white subway tiles are chic but also easily cleanable which is very important in a kitchen. I also appreciate that the website give some in depth detail of the project.

“The original kitchen was a narrow galley, with one window. In order to create the new kitchen we removed a wall between the old kitchen and an adjacent family room. We also opened up the connection between the kitchen and dining room with a large arched opening that lines up with the opening to the living room. In order to keep the family room function, we installed a comfortable sofa at one end of the room, and a television hides behind cabinet doors. We designed the island in a style reminiscent of a traditional Spanish table, but made it higher for counter use, and added storage and seating.”

“When we were first meeting with the client she walked us through the whole house, and when we complemented her on a beautiful glass-front cabinet in the bedroom she said she did love it, but had never found quite the right use for it. We suggested integrating it into the new kitchen, and it now lightens and adds interest to a long wall of storage.”

I wonder if the design firm takes on small East Coast projects.
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