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A Japanese-Inflected Kitchen with Bosch Home Appliances

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A Japanese-Inflected Kitchen with Bosch Home Appliances

February 1, 2017

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.

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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.

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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.)

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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

The Empty Kitchen

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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.

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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.

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Mud Australia

MUD Carafe

$82.00 USD from Lekker Home
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Mud Australia


$26.00 USD from Lekker Home

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