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Steal This Look: A Pale and Perfect Under-the-Eaves Kitchen in Copenhagen

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Steal This Look: A Pale and Perfect Under-the-Eaves Kitchen in Copenhagen

June 2, 2020

Caroline and Steffan Feiffer’s attic apartment in a 1737 townhouse in Copenhagen made waves when it hit the internet. The couple renovated the space themselves, and made the most of the corner allotted for a kitchen. Their solution? Integrated appliances, storage alcoves, and instead of a counter-cluttering dish rack and knife block, wall-mounted alternatives. Here’s a look at their sources.

The all-white kitchen sits beneath a lofted home office on the top floor of the historic building. Photograph courtesy of Katrine Rohrberg from Danish Heritage: A Copenhagen Townhouse Renovated by Hand.
Above: The all-white kitchen sits beneath a lofted home office on the top floor of the historic building. Photograph courtesy of Katrine Rohrberg from Danish Heritage: A Copenhagen Townhouse Renovated by Hand.

Materials

Caroline and Steffan painted the walls and beams of the attic floor tonal white. For a similar color, try Benjamin Moore White Dove, one of the  favorite whites chosen by architects (see  Easy Pieces: Architects&#8
Above: Caroline and Steffan painted the walls and beams of the attic floor tonal white. For a similar color, try Benjamin Moore White Dove, one of the 10 favorite whites chosen by architects (see 10 Easy Pieces: Architects’ White Paint Picks).
The countertops are made from local terrazzo. For something similar, the Eco Cosentino Luna Quartz Kitchen Countertop is available from Lowes.
Above: The countertops are made from local terrazzo. For something similar, the Eco Cosentino Luna Quartz Kitchen Countertop is available from Lowes.

Lighting & Appliances

The pendant hanging above the kitchen is the Noguchi Akari Pendant Lamp 55A; $305 at Modern Nest.
Above: The pendant hanging above the kitchen is the Noguchi Akari Pendant Lamp 55A; $305 at Modern Nest.
Most of the kitchen appliances are integrated behind cabinet panels. The GE 30-Inch Profile Smooth Surface Electric Cooktop is similar to the cooktop Caroline and Steffan chose. It&#8
Above: Most of the kitchen appliances are integrated behind cabinet panels. The GE 30-Inch Profile Smooth Surface Electric Cooktop is similar to the cooktop Caroline and Steffan chose. It’s $699 at Lowes.

Wall Storage

Above the sink is a stainless steel wall-mounted dish rack (the same dish racks seen at Atelier September). They sourced it from French designers Tsé and Tsé, who no longer import the Indian kitchen staple. You can find an identical Middle Plate Rack for £0 from The Plate Rack in the UK.
Above: Above the sink is a stainless steel wall-mounted dish rack (the same dish racks seen at Atelier September). They sourced it from French designers Tsé and Tsé, who no longer import the Indian kitchen staple. You can find an identical Middle Plate Rack for £160 from The Plate Rack in the UK.
The Wüsthof Satin Finish Magnetic Knife Holder Bar is $59.95 for the -inch size at Williams-Sonoma.
Above: The Wüsthof Satin Finish Magnetic Knife Holder Bar is $59.95 for the 14-inch size at Williams-Sonoma.

Kitchenware

The Pallarès Solsona Wood Handle Kitchen Knives are $
Above: The Pallarès Solsona Wood Handle Kitchen Knives are $22 for the paring knife and $28 for the 6-inch long kitchen knife at March.
 On the stove is an Alessi 9090 Coffee Maker, designed in 79 by Richard Sapper. It&#8
Above: On the stove is an Alessi 9090 Coffee Maker, designed in 1979 by Richard Sapper. It’s available for $235 on Amazon.
Caroline has a large, Size  Milton Brook Ceramic Mortar & Pestle with a data-src=
Above: Caroline has a large, Size 10 Milton Brook Ceramic Mortar & Pestle with a 12.5 inch diameter. It’s made of porcelain and beechwood, available at Wade in the UK (we also featured it in our first book, Remodelista, a Sourcebook for the Considered Home, in a roundup of 100 standout household objects). For more, see 10 Easy Pieces: The White Mortar and Pestle.
For a ceramic jug similar to the one on the countertop, the Bellocchi Water Jug ($5) in yellow speckle is made in Marche, near the Umbrian border in Italy, for Il Buco Vita. The jug is currently out of stock (contact Il Buco Vita for restock information), but the Wine Pitcher from the same collection is available, also $5.
Above: For a ceramic jug similar to the one on the countertop, the Bellocchi Water Jug ($175) in yellow speckle is made in Marche, near the Umbrian border in Italy, for Il Buco Vita. The jug is currently out of stock (contact Il Buco Vita for restock information), but the Wine Pitcher from the same collection is available, also $175.
 Hay Yellow Rainbow Plates, from the Kitchen Market collection designed by Frederik Bille Brahe, are Caroline&#8
Above: Hay Yellow Rainbow Plates, from the Kitchen Market collection designed by Frederik Bille Brahe, are Caroline’s plates of choice. They’re made from lacquered porcelain and are $14 each at the MoMA Design Store.
German Weck Storage Jars are used inside cabinets to keep dried goods and spices. Prices start at $3 each for the smallest size at Schoolhouse.
Above: German Weck Storage Jars are used inside cabinets to keep dried goods and spices. Prices start at $3 each for the smallest size at Schoolhouse.
The Vintage Just Andersen Danish Pewter Pitcher can be sourced from Chairish and other online vintage dealers.
Above: The Vintage Just Andersen Danish Pewter Pitcher can be sourced from Chairish and other online vintage dealers.

For more kitchen design ideas from Copenhagen, here’s a look at some of our favorite restaurant interiors:

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