ISSUE 48  |  Holiday Glamour

Steal This Look: Dwell in Mill Valley Kitchen

November 30, 2010 11:10 AM

BY Julie Carlson

Admired in a recent issue of Dwell Magazine (and in person, not long ago): The newly renovated kitchen of Dwell founder Lara Hedberg Deam and her husband, SF architect Christopher Deam. In his design for the kitchen, Deam limited the surfaces to either painted white or stained black and used a subtly luxurious mix of materials: marble, black-stained wood cabinets and walls, and a trio of hammered brass Beat Lights from Tom Dixon with gleaming gold interiors. To see the rest of the house, go to Dwell. Photos by Dustin Aksland.

Above: Deam sourced the 14-foot-long live-edge walnut slab for the kitchen table from Evan Shivley (415-663-9126), a modern-day sawyer who salvages wood from urban forests and operates Arborica in Marshall, California.

Above: The overscaled custom pivot door was designed by Deam and fabricated by Sand Studios in San Francisco and finished with metallic automotive paint, which is available in a wide array of colors and is exceptionally durable.

Above (L to R): Tom Dixon Beat Light Fat; $400. Tom Dixon Beat Light Tall; $400. Tom Dixon Beat Light Wide; $400; all at Y Lighting.

Above: Urban Hardwoods, with shops in Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, is a good source for live-edge tables.

Above: The Eames Molded Plastic Dowel Leg Side Chair is currently on sale at Design Within Reach for $339.15 (down from $399).

Above: Designed by Italian architect Antonio Citterio, the Hansgrohe Axor Citterio Kitchen Faucet in chrome is $347.21 through Amazon.

Above: Deam used Miele appliances throughout the project, including the Miele Built-In Coffee System; $3,049 at AJ Madison.