When architect Susan Yun and designer Penelope August paired up to
renovate an 1828 Manhattan townhouse for an artist, they weren’t afraid of color. Rather than play it safe with an all-white modern kitchen, Yun and August deployed a palette of purple, marigold, copper, brass, and pink glass. The look, while idiosyncratic, has plenty of genius ideas to replicate. Here’s a list of the details. Above: An overall view of the U-shaped kitchen. Photograph by Devon Banks, courtesy of Yun Architecture from Layers of History—and Color—in an Artist Couple’s 1828 Manhattan Townhouse. Above: The kitchen has terrazzo counters and a copper sink. Photograph by Devon Banks, courtesy of Yun Architecture from Layers of History—and Color—in an Artist Couple’s 1828 Manhattan Townhouse. Materials
Above: Yun painted the walls with Benjamin Moore’s Atrium White. Above: The custom kitchen cabinets are painted in Farrow & Ball’s Calluna. Above: The countertop, backsplash, and integrated sink are all made with terrazzo cast with recycled glass with colors individually selected by Yun and August. For something similar, Wausau Tile’s Terrazzo Recycled Glass Tile Rio is available at Daltile. You can also source the style from Vetrazzo. Appliances Above: The Viking Professional 5 Series 36-Inch Under Cabinet Range Hood is similar to the hood within the custom housing in the kitchen. It’s $1,099 for the 36-inch model in stainless at AJ Madison. Above: The client’s favorite color is yellow, so she went with a Lacanche Vougeot Modern Range in Provence Yellow. Says August: “I advocated for the marigold yellow enamel over a more lemon yellow” to pair with the dusty pale purple cabinets. Above: The Dualit 2-Slice Countertop Toaster in stainless steel is $259.95 at Williams-Sonoma.