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Steal This Look: A Bright Blue, Budget-Forward Kitchen in Brooklyn

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Steal This Look: A Bright Blue, Budget-Forward Kitchen in Brooklyn

May 1, 2018

Peggy Wang, editorial director at Buzzfeed, worked with a friend, designer Keren Richter of White Arrow, to renovate her Ridgewood, Queens, row house. The two wanted something brighter, updated, and cost-efficient. The kitchen checks all the boxes: bright blue cabinets (Ikea with custom fronts) and modern appliances. “We found the top-notch appliances [a Bertazzoni oven, panel-ready Bosch dishwasher, and Sub-Zero fridge] on Craigslist,” Richter says. Here’s a full breakdown of the look, with sources to match.

Steal This Look A Bright Blue BudgetForward Kitchen in Brooklyn The kitchen is defined by its blue and white motif and Scandinavian looking floors (the existing subfloors, bleached). Photograph by White Arrow from Before and After: A Buzzfeed Founder’s Renovated Rowhouse, Budget Edition.
Above: The kitchen is defined by its blue-and-white motif and Scandinavian-looking floors (the existing subfloors, bleached). Photograph by White Arrow from Before and After: A Buzzfeed Founder’s Renovated Rowhouse, Budget Edition.
Steal This Look A Bright Blue BudgetForward Kitchen in Brooklyn Standout copper accents—the faucet and overhead pendant lights—warm up the blue kitchen. Photograph by White Arrow from Before and After: A Buzzfeed Founder’s Renovated Rowhouse, Budget Edition.
Above: Standout copper accents—the faucet and overhead pendant lights—warm up the blue kitchen. Photograph by White Arrow from Before and After: A Buzzfeed Founder’s Renovated Rowhouse, Budget Edition.
Steal This Look A Bright Blue BudgetForward Kitchen in Brooklyn Opposite the Bertazzoni range is a cupboard that acts as the pantry in the narrow kitchen. Photograph by White Arrow from Before and After: A Buzzfeed Founder’s Renovated Rowhouse, Budget Edition.
Above: Opposite the Bertazzoni range is a cupboard that acts as the pantry in the narrow kitchen. Photograph by White Arrow from Before and After: A Buzzfeed Founder’s Renovated Rowhouse, Budget Edition.

Materials

Steal This Look A Bright Blue BudgetForward Kitchen in Brooklyn The walls are painted with Benjamin Moore&#8\2\17;s Cloud White.
Above: The walls are painted with Benjamin Moore’s Cloud White.
Steal This Look A Bright Blue BudgetForward Kitchen in Brooklyn Farrow & Ball&#8\2\17;s Hague Blue No. 30 Paint is the bright blue color on the cabinets; \$\1\10 for a gallon of Estate Emulsion.
Above: Farrow & Ball’s Hague Blue No. 30 Paint is the bright blue color on the cabinets; $110 for a gallon of Estate Emulsion.
Steal This Look A Bright Blue BudgetForward Kitchen in Brooklyn The base cabinet that coordinates with the apron front farmhouse sink is Ikea&#8\2\17;s Sektion Base Cabinet One Bowl Sink (\$\170) fitted with a custom front to accommodate the sink from Scherr&#8\2\17;s.
Above: The base cabinet that coordinates with the apron front farmhouse sink is Ikea’s Sektion Base Cabinet One Bowl Sink ($170) fitted with a custom front to accommodate the sink from Scherr’s.

Steal This Look A Bright Blue BudgetForward Kitchen in Brooklyn The Ikea Sektion Base Cabinet with two shelves and doors is behind the custom cabinet fronts (also from Scherr&#8\2\17;s). The base cabinet is \$\203 at Ikea.
Above: The Ikea Sektion Base Cabinet with two shelves and doors is behind the custom cabinet fronts (also from Scherr’s). The base cabinet is $203 at Ikea.

Appliances

Steal This Look A Bright Blue BudgetForward Kitchen in Brooklyn The Bertazzoni \24 Inch Wall Mount & Undermount Canopy Hood is \$944 at US Appliance.
Above: The Bertazzoni 24-Inch Wall Mount & Undermount Canopy Hood is $944 at US Appliance.
Steal This Look A Bright Blue BudgetForward Kitchen in Brooklyn The Bertazzoni Professional Series \24 Inch Pro Style Gas Range; \$\2,099 at AJ Madison.
Above: The Bertazzoni Professional Series 24-Inch Pro-Style Gas Range; $2,099 at AJ Madison.
Steal This Look A Bright Blue BudgetForward Kitchen in Brooklyn The \27 Inch Integrated Over and Under Refrigerator/Freezer is \$7,540 at Sub Zero dealers.
Above: The 27-Inch Integrated Over-and-Under Refrigerator/Freezer is $7,540 at Sub-Zero dealers.
Steal This Look A Bright Blue BudgetForward Kitchen in Brooklyn The Bosch 800 Series Custom Panel Ready Dishwasher is \$999 at Bosch.
Above: The Bosch 800-Series Custom Panel Ready Dishwasher is $999 at Bosch.

Faucets & Fixtures

Steal This Look A Bright Blue BudgetForward Kitchen in Brooklyn The Watermark  \2 Hole Deck Mount Kitchen Faucet in Polished Copper is \$\1,66\1; available through Watermark.
Above: The Watermark  2 Hole Deck Mount Kitchen Faucet in Polished Copper is $1,661; available through Watermark.
Steal This Look A Bright Blue BudgetForward Kitchen in Brooklyn The Barclay \23 3/8 Inch Single Bowl Farmer Sink is similar to the apron front sink in the kitchen. It&#8\2\17;s \$556.3\2 at Quality Bath.
Above: The Barclay 23 3/8-Inch Single Bowl Farmer Sink is similar to the apron-front sink in the kitchen. It’s $556.32 at Quality Bath.

Lighting & Furniture

Steal This Look A Bright Blue BudgetForward Kitchen in Brooklyn The Teti Wall Ceiling Light Vico Magistretti for Artemide is \$65 at Hive Modern.
Above: The Teti Wall Ceiling Light Vico Magistretti for Artemide is $65 at Hive Modern.
Steal This Look A Bright Blue BudgetForward Kitchen in Brooklyn The Menu GM \15 Pendant Light in Copper is \$370 at Huset.
Above: The Menu GM 15 Pendant Light in Copper is $370 at Huset.
Steal This Look A Bright Blue BudgetForward Kitchen in Brooklyn The designers commissioned a wood armoire like larder from Scherr&#8\2\17;s to match the cabinets and finished it also in Farrow & Ball Hague Blue. For something off the shelf, see the Hemnes Cabinet (\$\179, shown) or Sundvik Wardrobe (\$\189) from Ikea.
Above: The designers commissioned a wood armoire-like larder from Scherr’s to match the cabinets and finished it also in Farrow & Ball Hague Blue. For something off-the-shelf, see the Hemnes Cabinet ($179, shown) or Sundvik Wardrobe ($189) from Ikea.

Accessories

Steal This Look A Bright Blue BudgetForward Kitchen in Brooklyn Peggy has a stock of Handmade Short White Mugs from Brooklyn based Workaday in her kitchen; \$44 each. (If you&#8\2\17;re in New York City, you can test the exaggerated handles out at De Maria in SoHo.)
Above: Peggy has a stock of Handmade Short White Mugs from Brooklyn-based Workaday in her kitchen; $44 each. (If you’re in New York City, you can test the exaggerated handles out at De Maria in SoHo.)
Steal This Look A Bright Blue BudgetForward Kitchen in Brooklyn Source similar mixing bowls to those in the kitchen from Replacements. The vintage Friendship Blue Stripe 7 Inch Mixing Bowl is \$5\2.46.
Above: Source similar mixing bowls to those in the kitchen from Replacements. The vintage Friendship Blue Stripe 7-Inch Mixing Bowl is $52.46.
Steal This Look A Bright Blue BudgetForward Kitchen in Brooklyn For something similar to the vintage spongeware pitcher and teapot in the kitchen, a Classic Spongeware Pitcher can be found for \$98 from Tory Burch.
Above: For something similar to the vintage spongeware pitcher and teapot in the kitchen, a Classic Spongeware Pitcher can be found for $98 from Tory Burch.
Steal This Look A Bright Blue BudgetForward Kitchen in Brooklyn The Morandi Black Small Bud Vase is \$\18 at Canvas.
Above: The Morandi Black Small Bud Vase is $18 at Canvas.
Steal This Look A Bright Blue BudgetForward Kitchen in Brooklyn The Large Thick Cutting Board, hand carved from fallen wood in Mexico for ABC Carpet & Home, is \$\270.
Above: The Large Thick Cutting Board, hand-carved from fallen wood in Mexico for ABC Carpet & Home, is $270.
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