Designer Chango & Co. wanted to pay homage to this classically built home while also incorporating contemporary and eclectic elements that embody the homeowner's style. The end result is a fun yet formal home with a personality of its own.
The kitchen was bright white, but because it got constant light from the garden, Barry mellowed it with "a shadowy color, one you can't quite describe — mushroomy, taupey, tree-barky. I love colors you can't describe," she says. "It instantly made the room warmer and more intimate. In fact, it feels more like a room than a kitchen." Cabinets are painted Farrow & Ball's Light Gray. Walls are covered in a strié paper, Drag, also by Farrow & Ball. Conrad window shade.
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Creating a pantry wall 12 inches deep allows for greater additional storage without encroaching on the floor space. A built-in wine rack over herringbone pattern subway tile creates an eye-catching accent in harmony with the kitchen's aesthetic.