Rehab Diaries: Color Block Kitchen in Brooklyn by

Issue 73 · Color Therapy · May 23, 2013

Rehab Diaries: Color Block Kitchen in Brooklyn

Issue 73 · Color Therapy · May 23, 2013

In her renovation of a parlor floor in a 19th century Park Slope townhouse in Brooklyn, New York architect Alta Indelman shows that a little color can go a long way.

Working within the constraints of a 15 1/2-foot-wide house, Indelman responded to her clients' brief for an open loft-like kitchen, dining room, and living room by making two strategic structural openings; one at the stair hall and the other between the kitchen and dining room. A random sprinkling of bright colors and newly installed reclaimed flooring throughout weave the new with the old in an unexpected but cohesive way.

Photography by Elizabeth Felicella.

Alta Indelman, Abet Laminati kitchen cabinets, reclalmed wood floors, white Kartell pendant, Remodelista

Above: Indelman achieved her color accents by using different color cabinet faces, which she sourced from Abet Laminati.

Alta Indelman, Abet Laminati kitchen cabinets, reclalmed wood floors, white Kartell pendant, Remodelista

Above: The subway tiled backsplash and white marble island countertop provide a classic backdrop to the color accents.

Alta Indelman, Abet Laminati kitchen cabinets, reclalmed wood floors, white Kartell pendant, Remodelista

Above: "We conducted many color studies to the get the 'random' brights just right," Indelman says.

Alta Indelman, Abet Laminati kitchen cabinets, reclalmed wood floors, white Kartell pendant, Remodelista

Above: A full-sized washer and dryer were accommodated under a kitchen counter.

Alta Indelman, Abet Laminati kitchen cabinets, reclalmed wood floors, white Kartell pendant, Remodelista

Above: Indelman created two strategic structural openings to enhance the loft-like feel on this level. The first is between the kitchen and the dining room and the second is between the dining room and the stair hall.

Alta Indelman, painted blue wall, reclalmed wood floors, Remodelista

 Above: A painted blue wall continues the color theme that began in the kitchen.

Alta Indelman, painted blue wall, reclalmed wood floors, Remodelista

Above: Reclaimed wood flooring throughout this level unifies the spaces.

Alta Indelman, kitchen in Park Slope, Remodelista

Above: A "before" image of the kitchen.

Alta Indelman, kitchen in Park Slope, Remodelista

Above: Indelman was able to fit a kitchen island into the the space.

"Before" and "After" images are compelling to say the least; see Rehab Diaries for more.



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