Sink Base Cabinet (CS-SB30)
30"W * 24"D * 34-1/2"H
Price ( Piece ):
- Product Model CS-SB30
Why the design works: “This space had low ceilings, pink carpet and a dining room that was actually larger than the living room,” Stein says. “It felt cramped and wasn’t even remotely functional. Raising the ceiling was an obvious starting point, but the addition of three large skylights in the kitchen flooded the space with light, taking the transformation to the next level.” Designer secret: “Going with a bright white palette, the brass was an integral part of adding warmth to the space,” Stein says. “Unlacquered brass ages naturally, acquiring a lovely patina that evolves over time.”“Uh-oh” moment: The various additions to the home had left it with various window types — wooden, aluminum and vinyl. After Stein and the homeowners agreed to replace all the windows, they realized that because of the additions, all the window sizes were different, and current sizes wouldn’t match unless they went custom, which wasn’t in the budget. “In the end, we were able to sit down with the window representative and the contractor to come up with creative framing ideas that solved the problem and looked fantastic,” Stein says. STEFANI STEIN
Splurges and savings: “By going with classic subway tiles on the walls, we were able to splurge on honed Carrara countertops,” Stein says. The nitty-gritty: Wall paint: Bit of Sugar, Behr; cabinet paint: White Cliffs, Portola Paints & Glazes; floor: limed oak; wall-mounted shelves: cerused white oak; countertops: custom-stained maple butcher block; exposed beams: pine with hand-distressed finish; cabinet hardware: unlacquered brass, Rejuvenation; lighting above sink: Schoolhouse Electric; rugs: Jamal’s Rug Collection; desk lamp: West Elm; desk chair: Martin & Brockett; fixtures: Waterstone; vintage bronze lidded bowl: Hollywood at Home; oven and range: refurbished vintage, Viking Team: Tessa Neustadt (photographer)See more of this home Kate Marker Interiors
3. Farm CharmDesigner: Kate Marker of Kate Marker InteriorsLocation: Barrington, Illinois Size: 405 square feet (about 38 square meters), including breakfast nook; 27 by 15 feetYear built: 2013Special feature: Light wood stools, chairs and a farmhouse table layer on white cabinets (Linen White by Benjamin Moore) for a creamy, vintage look. Homeowners’ request: This was a new construction project in which the homeowners, a couple with three young children and another on the way at the time, wanted a timeless look that incorporated traditional and modern pieces. “Timeless with a twist,” says designer Kate Marker. Because it was new construction, the space had no limiting factors to begin with.Plan of attack: The white cabinet paint came first, followed by the light wood furniture pieces. The rest of the house is a soft blend of grays, creams and light blues, so Balboa Mist, a soft neutral by Benjamin Moore, was selected as the wall color.