In an artist space in Philadelphia, photographer Jason Varney designed and built his
dream kitchen as studio kitchen, backdrop, prep space, and for occasional entertaining. With the majority of the work done by Varney, the design makes use of DIY cabinet fronts, readymade paneling, classic appliances, and luxe accents where it counts. Here is a list of the key elements to recreate the look.
Above: The kitchen island is finished with readymade White Oak Tambour Panels from SurfacingSolution cut to fit. Photograph by Jason Varney ( @varneyphoto) from Kitchen of the Week: A Philadelphia Photographer Builds His Dream Kitchen with Ikea Cabinets and Semihandmade Fronts. Above: The Custom steel range hood is by Michelle Kwiecien. The floors are white oak. Photograph by Jason Varney ( @varneyphoto) from Kitchen of the Week: A Philadelphia Photographer Builds His Dream Kitchen with Ikea Cabinets and Semihandmade Fronts. Materials Above: Cabinet and drawer fronts are painted in Benjamin Moore Silver Song 1557. Above: The kitchen island end panels are painted in Benjamin Moore Blue Note 2129-30. Above: The kitchen backsplash and countertops are Statuary Marble; $310 per square foot for an 11/4-inch slab at Artistic Tile. For more see Remodeling 101: The Difference Between Carrara, Calacatta, and Statuary Marble. Above: The cabinets are from Semihandmade’s new collection DIY Quarterline by designer Sarah Sherman Samuel. They’re a paintable version of her Quarterline fronts, which Jason describes as “classic Shaker style with a thinner border for a modern edge.” Above: The Berenson Hardware Metro Matte Black Pull is $14.61 is 8 13/16 inches at My Knobs. Appliances Above: The Bluestar 36-Inch Built-In Refrigerator is in matte white; $14,690 at AJ Madison. Above: The Bluestar 36 Inch RNB Series Range (RNB366BV2) in matte white is $7,995. Above: The Bluestar 42-Inch Pro-Line Hood (PL042ML) is $2,825. Above: The Bluestar 24-Inch Dishwasher Panel (DWBS24CCPLT) is $2,545. Faucets & Fixtures Above: The Kraus Oletto Single Handle Matte Black Faucet is $189.95 at Amazon. Above: The Kraus Pax 33-Inch Stainless Steel Sink (KP1TS33S-2) is $399.95 at Build. Lighting & Furniture Above: The Lostine Grace Articulating Wall Sconce in Black is $1,145. Above: The Lostine Gordon Stools in Natural are $585 each.
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