ISSUE 5  |  Pattern Language

Sponsored: A Japanese-Inflected Kitchen with Bosch Home Appliances

February 01, 2017 1:00 PM

BY Remodelista Team

Bosch sponsored post

In partnership with Bosch Home Appliances, we challenged ourselves to style a recently remodeled New England kitchen three ways to reflect a change of mood and season. First up: a wintry Japanese look. For a Zen feel, we paired natural materials like clay and wood, plus a single branch of foraged white pine.

Because the kitchen has a monochrome palette and a full suite of ultra-minimal, Bauhaus-inspired Bosch appliances, it lends itself to a variety of looks (perfect for the restless aesthete). Read on to learn more.

Photography by Joyelle West for Remodelista. Styling by Justine Hand and Kaylei McGaw.


Above: The Plymouth, Massachusetts, kitchen was recently remodeled by architect Sheila Bonnell with all-new Bosch appliances. A Bosch Wall Oven in stainless steel, the same one that architect Bonnell chose for her own home, is tucked under the honed black granite countertop.


Above: We’ve noticed a penchant for Western antiques in many Japanese homes, a trend which we applied here with a vintage ironstone platter. (Proof that it’s always OK to mix and match.)


Above: At the heart of the new kitchen is a Bosch Gas Cooktop with a Bosch Downdraft Hood that disappears when not in use.

On the open shelves above it, we placed a Hasami Cream and Sugar Set from Pod Shop in Cambridge ($56), a Hasami Wooden Tray from Lekker Home ($18), and a Japanese Boulder Mug from Tea Gschwendner ($9.95). On the top shelf, a vintage vase is perched next to a Mud Jug from Lekker; $26.

On the stove: a Demeyere Industry5 Sauté Pan ($260 at Sur La Table) with a vintage Japanese zokin pot holder.

Japanes inspired kitchen foraged greens

Above: Simple flowers and structured branches help conjure a Japanese feel, especially East Asian mountain natives like azaleas. These sprigs, foraged from the yard, are waiting to be trimmed and arranged in a pair of vintage Japanese vases.

Japanese inspired kitchen dishwasher

Above: Bonnell hid a Bosch Dishwasher behind a cabinet front to match the adjacent cabinetry. Paperwhite narcissus bulbs bloom in a handmade planter.


Above: We finished the room with a gray Jute Boucle Runner from West Elm ($149), a Small Blackline Cutting Board by Black Creek Mercantile from Lekker Home ($175), and simple vintage and contemporary glassware sprinkled throughout.

Japanese inspired kitchen with Bosch stove

Above: The white pine branch sits in a Mud Carafe from Lekker Home; $82.

The Empty Kitchen

One Kitchen Three Styles, Japanese Before

Above: Bonnell combined two cramped spaces—the original kitchen and a small nook beyond—into one unified space. Note how the shelves line up with the window panes and the lines of the drawers extend around the stove.

One Kitchen Thee Ways Japanese Before 2

Above: Bonnell replaced all the upper cabinets with open shelving to achieve an airy feel, and used Joan Gaspas’s “disappearing” Atlas Pendant Lights ($269 from Y Lighting) overhead so as not to disrupt the overall sight lines. The walls are painted a custom shade of warm gray and the cabinets are painted in Benjamin Moore Linen White. “I like this palette because it is both clean and warm, so it works equally well in traditional and contemporary homes,” Bonnell says.

For more information on the appliances, visit Bosch Home Appliances.


High/Low: Wall-Mounted Lampe Gras

February 01, 2017 8:00 AM

BY Julie Carlson

Spotted in Pottery Barn’s new small-space collection, featuring lower-priced pieces for urban living; a dead-ringer for the classic Bernard-Albin Gras–designed wall lamp.


Above: Designed by French engineer Bernard-Albin Gras in the 1920s, the Lampe Gras Wall Lamp has an industrial vibe.



Above: The Lampe Gras Model 214 Wall Lamp is $580 at Design Within Reach and is available in black, white, and chrome.



Above: The Leighton Wall Adjustable Sconce is made of aluminum and brass; it’s currently $127 (on sale from $159) at Pottery Barn. The wall-mounted base is 42.25 inches high.

See more High/Low posts:

High/Low: The “It” Live-Edge Trestle Table

The High/Low Holiday Table

High/Low: Rugged Campaign Chair



ISSUE 5  |  Pattern Language

The Laslett: A Hotel with Character at Notting Hill Gate

February 01, 2017 6:00 AM

BY Annie Quigley

A hotel for homebodies: The Laslett in Notting Hill, London, feels like home only better. Housed in five interconnected Victorian townhouses, the hotel has an eclectic vibe: Prints by local artists line the walls, neighbors drop by for coffee, a vintage bar cart makes the rounds each night, and stacks of well-loved Penguin Classics can be found on every nightstand. Here’s a look inside.

Photography courtesy of The Laslett.

The Laslett Notting Hill Library

Above: Named for a Notting Hill community activist, the Laslett is inspired by the vibrancy of the neighborhood. Tom Bartlett (of London architecture and interiors firm Waldo Works) partnered with Tracy Lowy of UK “hotel alternative” company Living Rooms to create spaces that “celebrate the characterful and cultural heritage” of Notting Hill—starting with open-to-the-public common areas. Seen here: the library, where floating shelves are “brimming with British art and design books.”

The Laslett Notting Hill Master Bedroom Suite

Above: Each of the 51 guest rooms includes local touches: vintage finds from nearby Portobello Market, bespoke Imo benches and bedside tables by London design company Pinch Design (see our post Pinch Design: Almost Bespoke Armoires), and textiles by Eleanor Pritchard. (We’re currently awaiting Pritchard’s forthcoming collection.)

The Laslett Notting Hill Master Bedroom Suite

Above: Rooms and suites feature antiques from collector Jerome Dodd, who recently held a pop-up shop of his objets d’art in the lobby. (Dodd’s shop, Les Couilles du Chien, is a cult favorite on Portobello Road.) The cast iron Gil Lamps on the bedside tables are an original design created for The Laslett by Nocturne Workshop; £560 ($699) each.

The Laslett Notting Hill Bedroom

Above: Guest rooms feature a mix of patterns, dashes of orange, and curated gallery walls of local artists’ work, all styled by fashion industry creative director Ben Kelway.

The Laslett Notting Hill Master Bedroom Suite Bathroom

Above: The light-filled bathroom in a master bedroom suite. On a ledge by the soaking tub: organic skin care and shampoo by London-based Neal’s Yard Remedies.

The Laslett Notting Hill Master Bedroom Suite Dining

Above: Dining nooks are furnished with Classic BA Dining Chairs by Race Furniture, a World War II–era English design company specializing in theater seating.

The Laslett Notting Hill Shop

Above: In the lobby, behind large-scale French doors, is a small gift shop. The couch is the Noelle Sofa by Pinch Design. (Available via room service: vintage stockings by Mrs. Miller, “a nod to cheeky Brit humor.”)

The Laslett Notting Hill Henderson Bar

Above: Tucked behind a matching set of black-framed glass doors is the cement-topped Henderson Bar. The lounge serves a selection of breakfast goods by morning and classic cocktails by night.

The Laslett Notting Hill Henderson Bar

Above: Also on offer: afternoon tea. The chairs are a riff on a Prouvé Fauteuil design; see Vitra for options.

The Laslett Notting Hill Harland Miller Bar Cart

Above: A vintage cocktail trolley offers bespoke cocktails during the early evening hours; during off hours, it’s a welcome focal point in the lobby.

The Laslett Notting Hill Library

Above: Another view of the library and breakfast nook.

The Laslett Notting Hill Library

Above: The library is anchored by another of Pinch Design’s no-fuss Noelle sofas, this time in a deep charcoal.

The Laslett Notting Hill Exterior

Above: The Laslett’s posh exterior belies its inner quirk.

For availability and rates, visit The Laslett online.

For more, check out some of our favorite townhouses in Notting Hill and beyond:

ISSUE 5  |  Pattern Language

10 Easy Pieces: Wall-Mounted Modern Square Bath Sinks

February 01, 2017 4:00 AM

BY Alexa Hotz

Sourcing the simplest version of something is often the hardest task in a remodeling project. Looking for a clean, modern white bath sink? Here are our top picks.

Vero Wall-Mounted Ground Square Handrinse Basin

Above: The Duravit Vero Wall-Mounted Handrinse Basin is 17 3/4-inch square; $360 at Home & Stone.

Kohler Purist Wading Pool Square Sink

Above: The Kohler Purist Wading Pool Wall-Mount Bathroom Sink is 24 inches by 23.5 inches; $872.85 at Kohler.

Ceramica Classic Wall-Hung Basin

Above: The Ceramica Globo Classic Wall-Hung Basin is $366.70 at YLiving.

Scarabeo Thin Line Wall-Mounted Ceramic Washbasin

Above: The Scarabeo Wall-Mounted Ceramic Washbasin with Overflow comes in a variety of glazes; $367.50 at eFaucets.

American Imaginations Square Vessel Bathroom Sink

Above: The Square Vessel Bathroom Sink with Overflow by American Imaginations is $609.99

Barclay Mini Nova Single Hole Wall-Hung Basin

Above: The Barclay Mini Nova Single Hole Wall-Hung Basin is $283.40 at eFaucets.

Audrie Wall-Mount Bathroom Sink

Above: The Audrie Wall-Mount Bathroom Sink from Signature Hardware is $159.95.

Sierra White China Vessel Bathroom Sink

Above: The Kingston Brass Sierra White China Vessel Bathroom Sink with Overflow Hole and Faucet Hole; $185.99 at All Modern.

Simple Wall-Mounted Vessel Bathroom Sink

Above: The Simple 19.7″ Wall Mounted Vessel Bathroom Sink with Overflow by WS Bath Collections is $278.99 at All Modern.

For more bath fittings, see our posts: