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Steal This Look: A Compact Multi-Color Kitchen in London

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Steal This Look: A Compact Multi-Color Kitchen in London

July 12, 2022

London architect Ben Allen of Studio Ben Allen designed his own kitchen around his signature pigmented concrete countertop adorned in bright teal green. Complementing the colorful countertops are vintage Dansk enameled pots, pegboard style wood shelving, and light wood. We like the look so much that we’ve detailed the key elements here. complete with appliances, furniture, and accessories to match.

the kitchen is designed with cabinets in oak triply, a three layered plywood, a 9
Above: The kitchen is designed with cabinets in oak triply, a three-layered plywood, and a wall of matte gray tiles from Villeroy & Boch. Photograph by French + Type, courtesy of Studio Ben Allen from Kitchen of the Week: An Architect’s Colorful “Modern Cottage” Kitchen in a London Highrise. Read about the Dansk pitchers in Remodelista Reconnaissance and High/Low: Bright Enameled Pitchers with Wrapped Handles.
the concrete countertops are tinted with lanxess dye. photograph by french + ty 10
Above: The concrete countertops are tinted with Lanxess dye. Photograph by French + Type, courtesy of Studio Ben Allen from Kitchen of the Week: An Architect’s Colorful “Modern Cottage” Kitchen in a London Highrise.

Materials

a similar white to the wall color is the classic benjamin moore decorator&# 11
Above: A similar white to the wall color is the classic Benjamin Moore Decorator’s White OC-149. For more essential white paint colors see our posts 10 Easy Pieces: Architects’ White Paint Picks.

Fixtures & Appliances

the kitchen faucet is the dornbracht tara wall mounted mixer in matte white mou 12
Above: The kitchen faucet is the Dornbracht Tara Wall-Mounted Mixer in Matte White mounted with the taps to the side of the spout.
the siemens iq500 built in oven is a similar model to the siemens wall oven in  13
Above: The Siemens iQ500 Built-In Oven is a similar model to the Siemens wall oven in the kitchen.
the bosch 500 series \24 inch black frameless induction cooktop is \$\1,749 at  14
Above: The Bosch 500 Series 24-Inch Black Frameless Induction Cooktop is $1,749 at ABT.

Lighting & Furniture

the pendant light above the small dining table is the artek alvar aalto golden  15
Above: The pendant light above the small dining table is the Artek Alvar Aalto Golden Bell Ceiling Lamp in brass; $715 at Aalto USA.
the chairs are designed by jasper morrison for magis. the folding air chair in  16
Above: The chairs are designed by Jasper Morrison for Magis. The Folding Air Chair in White is £163 each at Jasper Morrison.
to recreate the custom backsplash, mount something such as the kreis design peg 17
Above: To recreate the custom backsplash, mount something such as the Kreis Design Pegshelf Large Floating Wooden Shelf; $129 at Kreis Design. For more see our post 7 Favorites: Modular Wooden Pegboard Organizers on The Organized Home.
for something similar to the vintage robin day teak kitchen table, the \1960s t 18
Above: For something similar to the vintage Robin Day teak kitchen table, the 1960s Teak Dining Table is $1,110 at Chairish.

Hardware & Accessories

the knobs are the mid century knobs in brass; \$\17 at schoolhouse. 19
Above: The knobs are the Mid-Century Knobs in Brass; $17 at Schoolhouse.
the le parfait super jar canning jars are \$\20 each for the 3\2 ounce size on  20
Above: The Le Parfait Super Jar Canning Jars are $20 each for the 32 ounce size on Amazon.
the another country pottery series pitcher in terracotta is £58. 21
Above: The Another Country Pottery Series Pitcher in Terracotta is £58.

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