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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.

the kitchen is defined by its blue and white motif and scandinavian looking flo 9
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.
standout copper accents—the faucet and overhead pendant lights—warm up the  10
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.
opposite the bertazzoni range is a cupboard that acts as the pantry in the narr 11
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

the walls are painted with benjamin moore&#8\2\17;s cloud white. 12
Above: The walls are painted with Benjamin Moore’s Cloud White.
farrow & ball&#8\2\17;s hague blue no. 30 paint is the bright blue colo 13
Above: Farrow & Ball’s Hague Blue No. 30 Paint is the bright blue color on the cabinets; $110 for a gallon of Estate Emulsion.
the base cabinet that coordinates with the apron front farmhouse sink is ikea&a 14
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.

the ikea sektion base cabinet with two shelves and doors is behind the custom c 15
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

the bertazzoni \24 inch wall mount & undermount canopy hood is \$944 at us  16
Above: The Bertazzoni 24-Inch Wall Mount & Undermount Canopy Hood is $944 at US Appliance.
the bertazzoni professional series \24 inch pro style gas range; \$\2,099 at aj 17
Above: The Bertazzoni Professional Series 24-Inch Pro-Style Gas Range; $2,099 at AJ Madison.
the \27 inch integrated over and under refrigerator/freezer is \$7,540 at sub  18
Above: The 27-Inch Integrated Over-and-Under Refrigerator/Freezer is $7,540 at Sub-Zero dealers.
the bosch 800 series custom panel ready dishwasher is \$999 at bosch. 19
Above: The Bosch 800-Series Custom Panel Ready Dishwasher is $999 at Bosch.

Faucets & Fixtures

the watermark  \2 hole deck mount kitchen faucet in polished copper is \$\1,66 20
Above: The Watermark  2 Hole Deck Mount Kitchen Faucet in Polished Copper is $1,661; available through Watermark.
the barclay \23 3/8 inch single bowl farmer sink is similar to the apron front  21
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

the teti wall ceiling light vico magistretti for artemide is \$65 at hive moder 22
Above: The Teti Wall Ceiling Light Vico Magistretti for Artemide is $65 at Hive Modern.
the menu gm \15 pendant light in copper is \$370 at huset. 23
Above: The Menu GM 15 Pendant Light in Copper is $370 at Huset.
the designers commissioned a wood armoire like larder from scherr&#8\2\17;s 24
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

peggy has a stock of handmade short white mugs from brooklyn based workaday in 25
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.)
source similar mixing bowls to those in the kitchen from replacements. the vint 26
Above: Source similar mixing bowls to those in the kitchen from Replacements. The vintage Friendship Blue Stripe 7-Inch Mixing Bowl is $52.46.
for something similar to the vintage spongeware pitcher and teapot in the kitch 27
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.
the morandi black small bud vase is \$\18 at canvas. 28
Above: The Morandi Black Small Bud Vase is $18 at Canvas.
the large thick cutting board, hand carved from fallen wood in mexico for abc c 29
Above: The Large Thick Cutting Board, hand-carved from fallen wood in Mexico for ABC Carpet & Home, is $270.
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