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In the undertaking of Scarlett Shao and Joseph Casper’s 1930s wooden row house remodel in Brooklyn, the couple worked with not one firm but three: Hatched, a Brooklyn-based design-build firm, Matt Ransom of Overhead Architecture, and designers Studio Oink out of Leipzig, Germany. The result is an overwhelming success of modern design, inclusive of an excavated basement transformed into a bright open kitchen rendered in birch plywood and accented with light and pastel color. Here we decode the essential elements to recreate the look.
Above: The kitchen is anchored with polished concrete floors, a wall of paneled storage in Finnish birch plywood sourced from Koskisen overhead, and custom kitchen cabinets and an island. The cabinets are made of birch plywood lightened with a natural bleaching agent by GDR (Good Dog Rosie), the millwork arm of Hatchet’s team. Photograph by Matthew Williams courtesy of Studio Oink from An International Affair: Studio Oink Collaborate with a NY Design Team on a Young Family’s Brooklyn Townhouse. Materials
Above: Kitchen walls are painted in Farrow & Ball’s Skimming Stone.
Above: The kitchen counters are finished with Mutina Pico Tiles designed by the Bouroullec brothers, a matzo-like, thin matte porcelain with sunken dots. (See the same tile used in another project by Studio Oink in Steal This Look: A Conceptual Bathroom, German Edition. Fixtures
Above: The kitchen faucet is the Nivito RH-330 Faucet in Matte White; $620.
Above: The track lighting installed in the kitchen ceiling is the Dot Sistema Light by Davide Groppi in matte white.
Above: The hanging lamp layered with the track lighting is the Muller Van Severen Neon Light, a static garland of glass available in white (shown), yellow, and pink neon. Appliances & Hardware
Above: The range is the Fisher & Paykel 36 Inch Duel Fuel Range; $6,799 at AJ Madison.
Above: The filter on the back counter is the Walter Ceramic Water Filter in White.
Above: Kitchen cabinet hardware is the Ledge Pull in Satin Nickel; $24 to $84 depending on size from Schoolhouse. Accessories
Above: The Oji Masanori Large Brass Tool Holder is $370 CAD at Mjölk.
Above: The Oji Masanori Brass Knife Stand is $370 CAD at Mjölk.
Above: The HAY Medium Color Crate in Soft Pink and Off White are seen as below-island storage in the kitchen; $16 each at HAY.
Above: The Hasami Porcelain Tall Bowl in Black is $30. The kitchen is equipped with Hasami stacking bowls and stacking plates (starting at $10) in black and natural; available at Kanso.
Above: Seen in the kitchen is the Butler Spice Mill in oak from De Jong and Co.; $110. The mill was also featured in our post 10 Easy Pieces: Salt and Pepper Grinders from Around the World.
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