When property developer Pete Monaghan was ready to renovate
his own East London home, he married modern and staunchly minimal finishes with unique vintage furniture and lighting. “We didn’t want to live in a catalog-shopped home,” says Pete of his and his partner’s approach to the overall design. Here, we take the kitchen, done in calm off-white and concrete, and showcase a list of resources to match.
Above: The floors are tinted and polished concrete with radiant heating. Outside, the polished concrete continues for a cohesive feel. Photograph by The Modern House from Reighton Road in London: A Calm, Contemporary Revival of a Victorian Apartment. Above: A vintage dining table, chairs, and pendant light are just some of the vintage pieces sourced by Gennaro Leone owner of Spazio Leone. Photograph by The Modern House from Reighton Road in London: A Calm, Contemporary Revival of a Victorian Apartment. Above: The bespoke kitchen cabinetry is made with oak dovetail joins and German-made soft-close runners and hinges. Photograph by The Modern House from Reighton Road in London: A Calm, Contemporary Revival of a Victorian Apartment. Materials & Appliances Above: The walls of the kitchen are painted in Farrow & Ball Slipper Satin. The backsplash is created in Moroccan-style Tadelakt, color-matched to Slipper Satin. Above: The Caesarstone countertop was color matched to the Farrow & Ball Slipper Satin of the walls. For more see our post Remodeling 101: 7 Things To Know About Engineered Quartz Countertops. Above: The cooktop is the Bora Pure Cooktop Extractor System “because it does not require an overhead extractor, which helps the kitchen feel more minimal and calming,” says Pete. Faucets & Fixtures Above: The Kohler Purist Single-Hole Kitchen Faucet is the simplest version of Kohler’s top-rated Purist line. It has an eight-inch spout that rotates 360 degrees with a 9.7-inch clearance; $583.54 in a polished chrome finish at Amazon. For more options see our post 10 Easy Pieces: Modern Single-Lever U-Shaped Kitchen Faucets. Above: A similar sink to the small square inset stainless steel sink in the kitchen is the Blanco Quatrus RO Undermount Kitchen Sink for $425 at Perigold. For more options see our post 10 Easy Pieces: Stainless Steel Kitchen Sinks. Lighting & Furniture Above: The pendant light is the Cocoon Pendant Lamp designed by Pier Giacomo and Achille Castiglioni available for $1,382 on Chairish. It’s also available for $1,021.94 from Vintage in Mode Deluxe on Etsy. Above: The dining table is the DS1 Table designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh for Cassina; $1,642 from a seller on Chairish. Above: The dining chairs are vintage Leather Spaghetti 101 Chairs by Giandomenico Belotti for Alias in 1970. The chairs can occasionally be found on Chairish or 1st Dibs (as seen here). Accessories Above: The Grogged Vessel I is a piece by ceramic artist Iva Polachova who scratches the surface of the vessel before matte white glaze is applied; £780 at The New Craftsmen. Above: The Hawkins New York Recycled Glassware Tumbler is $8 for the medium size.
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