Urban Pioneer

Folk-art details and complementary hues create an inviting culinary setting in Cambridge. Check out all five of our featured Boston Home Kitchens.

By Rachel Slade | Boston Home |

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Photos by Bob O’Connor
Styling by Chrissy Beale

Architecture by Charles R. Myer & Partners
Built by Smith & Awudo Construction

APPLIANCES: Dishwasher: Fisher & Paykel tall double drawer. Range: Bluestar dual-fuel RNB Series. Range Hood: Bluestar Proline. Refrigerator: Perlick Signature Series freestanding double-drawer refrigerator and freezer. All purchased through Eurostoves.

BACKSPLASH: Ceramic field tile in Zeppelin green, DiscoverTile.

CABINETRY: Custom wood painted with Benjamin Moore “Gray Mirage” (exteriors) and “American Cheese” (interiors), Boston Woodworks.

COUNTERTOPS: Zinc and solid walnut, Brooks Custom.

DINING TABLE: Custom heart pine top, Longleaf Lumber; custom base, Tresfort Metal Works.

FLOORING: Natural cork in carbon, Father & Son Floorcraft.

HARDWARE: One-inch antiqued brass pulls, White Chapel.

LIGHTING: Carravaggio Steng-Flo ceramic pendant, Omnilight.

PAINT: “Midnight Rain” (bookshelf interior), “Bittersweet Chocolate” (painted countertops), and “Cotton Balls” (ceiling), all Benjamin Moore.

SINK AND FAUCET: Custom integral zinc sink, Brooks Custom; pedal-operated chrome faucet, Chicago Faucets.

Smart Moves

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1. PAINT WITHIN

Colorful interior cabinetry is a twist on the classic ivory kitchen.

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2. COZY SEATING

The generous built-in banquette welcomes friends and family into the kitchen. A wraparound shelf showcases the owner’s pottery collection and unifies the room.

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3. HANDS-FREE FIXTURES

The foot-operated faucet, a design common in commercial kitchens, reduces the spread of dirt and germs.

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4. FOLK-ART DETAILS

Thoughtful, handmade details like this punched-tin medallion give the room a homey look.

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5. EASY ACCESS

Custom drawer inserts keep pans separated and within reach.

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6. SIMPLE TOUCHES

A few drill holes turn the Shaker-front cabinets into works of art.

Get the Look

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A FULL PLATE

Belmont four-piece setting, $125, Simon Pearce.

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TEA FOR TWO

Heath Ceramics teapot, $190, Didriks.

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COCKTAIL HOUR

Woodstock pitcher, $140, Simon Pearce.

Check out all five of our featured Boston Home Kitchens.

Source URL: http://www.bostonmagazine.com/2012/10/home-kitchen-design-urban/