“I had never worked with a blue palette before,” says Glenn Ban, a designer better known for neutrals and organic pieces. But, inspired by the blues and whites in Tiina Laakkonen’s shop in Amagansett, New York, he decided to branch out and try ocean hues for his cottage in Provincetown, Massachusetts.
Sourcing from P-Town shops, antique dealers, and Ikea, Ban created the perfect blue, white, and breezy kitchen.
Stephen Kent Johnson, from A Beach Cottage in Provincetown, Styled for Budget-Minded Summer Living. Above: The Ikea kitchen features wood Karlby countertops and a Grundtal stainless steel rack, now discontinued. (Scroll down for an alternative.) Above: Ban stashes the Ikea table, along with a few other pieces, over the winter in a storage locker. The Danish midcentury chairs came from Beall & Bell on the North Fork. Above: The vintage midcentury Danish and German pottery vases are from Ruby Beets. The James Keating work on the left was a gift, and the abstract work on the right is by Jen Bradley from the Schoolhouse Gallery in Provincetown. Steal This Look Above: Ban has several blue serving bowls on display. This 16-inch-wide Centerpiece Bowl by Terrafirma Ceramics is $244.95. Above: Ikea’s 365+ kitchen basics line features some attractive cork options, including coasters, water bottles, and this glass Pitcher with Lid; $7.99. Above: The Henning Koppel Vase for Georg Hensen is $38.40 at RoyalDesign.com. Above: The Wooden Table Lamp with a linen shade is $39.95 at Light Accents. Above: Perennial Remodelista favorites, the Elly Dish Towels at Ikea are $3.99 for a pack of 4. Above: The 20-inch-wide Summit RE203W is $369.05 at Build.com. (See 10 Easy Pieces: Best Appliances for Small Kitchens.)