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Steal This Look: A Botanical Stylist’s Creative Kitchen Remodel in London

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Steal This Look: A Botanical Stylist’s Creative Kitchen Remodel in London

May 12, 2020

Leave it to a botanical stylist to come up with a kitchen like this one: serene and bright, with an installation of dried and living botanical displays. It’s the kitchen of Yasuyo Harvey, who got her start in London working with designer Faye Toogood. Yasuyo and her husband, Phil, remodeled the kitchen of their 1930s house in Worcester Park with the help of friend Ryuta Hirayama, who works with architects Jonathan Tuckey Design. The plans included an extension, custom maple plywood cabinetry, and white composite countertop. Here’s a list of the key elements along with sources for glassware and baskets:

The bright white composite countertop has an integrated dish drainer. For more on countertops like these, see our posts Remodeling loading=
Above: The bright white composite countertop has an integrated dish drainer. For more on countertops like these, see our posts Remodeling 101: Corian Countertops (and the New Corian Look-Alikes) and Remodeling 101: 7 Things To Know About Engineered Quartz Countertops. The faucet is made from plumbing parts for a budget, DIY option (for more see Trend Alert: 10 DIY Faucets Made from Plumbing Parts). Photograph courtesy of The Modern House in The Botanical Life: Inside Stylist Yasuyo Harvey’s Quiet London Remodel.
Another view of the kitchen from the hallway reveals the custom ply cabinets. The cabinets to the left are designed with cutout pulls (for more, see Remodeling loading=
Above: Another view of the kitchen from the hallway reveals the custom ply cabinets. The cabinets to the left are designed with cutout pulls (for more, see Remodeling 101: Cutout Cabinet Pulls). Photograph courtesy of The Modern House in The Botanical Life: Inside Stylist Yasuyo Harvey’s Quiet London Remodel.

Paint

For a bright, clean white similar to the shade seen in the kitchen here, Benjamin Moore&#8
Above: For a bright, clean white similar to the shade seen in the kitchen here, Benjamin Moore’s Super White Paint is a favorite among architects; see our post Architects’ Favorite Pure White Paints for more.

Lighting

The Zangra Opal Stick Lamp with a white frame is €96.60 at Zangra in Belgium.
Above: The Zangra Opal Stick Lamp with a white frame is €96.60 at Zangra in Belgium.

Appliances

The Fisher & Paykel Active Smart 36-Inch French Door Refrigerator is integrated into a custom maple plywood frame. The fridge is $
Above: The Fisher & Paykel Active Smart 36-Inch French Door Refrigerator is integrated into a custom maple plywood frame. The fridge is $2,729 at AJ Madison.
The French Lacanche Beaune Range in matte black is the same model shown here in the couple&#8
Above: The French Lacanche Beaune Range in matte black is the same model shown here in the couple’s kitchen. Prices start at $9,600 through Lacanche, where you can also find reconditioned models for less.
The kitchen is equipped with a Eureka Mignon Instanteneo Espresso Grinder; $449 at Clive Coffee.
Above: The kitchen is equipped with a Eureka Mignon Instanteneo Espresso Grinder; $449 at Clive Coffee.

Cookware & Tableware

For similar glassware to Yasuyo&#8
Above: For similar glassware to Yasuyo’s collection, Parigi Stemware from Italy comes as a wine, water, and champagne glass; $15 each at March.
By Japanese potter Masami Sunata, the white porcelain Shinogi Plate is $90 at Makié who carries many other pieces by Sunata as well.
Above: By Japanese potter Masami Sunata, the white porcelain Shinogi Plate is $90 at Makié who carries many other pieces by Sunata as well.
The 4-Quart Staub Cast Iron Dutch Oven is $5 at Williams-Sonoma.
Above: The 4-Quart Staub Cast Iron Dutch Oven is $285 at Williams-Sonoma.
From designer Silvia Song, the Nested Maple Bowls start at $9 at March.
Above: From designer Silvia Song, the Nested Maple Bowls start at $149 at March.
The Falcon Prep Set in White with Blue Rim is $90 at Falcon Enamelware.
Above: The Falcon Prep Set in White with Blue Rim is $90 at Falcon Enamelware.

Décor & Storage

The Le Parfait Super Glass Storage Jar is $38.90 for a set of four on Amazon.
Above: The Le Parfait Super Glass Storage Jar is $38.90 for a set of four on Amazon.
Sourced from E. Dehillerin in France, the French Flour Sifter is offered in three sizes at Makié in New York; $5 for the loading=
Above: Sourced from E. Dehillerin in France, the French Flour Sifter is offered in three sizes at Makié in New York; $155 for the 11-by-4-inch size.
For a twist on a standard terra cotta plant pot, Skagerak makes the Edge Pot in Sierra Yellow; $59 at Amara.
Above: For a twist on a standard terra cotta plant pot, Skagerak makes the Edge Pot in Sierra Yellow; $59 at Amara.
The Round Open Weave Bamboo Basket measuring 7 inches in diameter is $0.50 at The Lucky Clover Trading Company.
Above: The Round Open Weave Bamboo Basket measuring 7 inches in diameter is $0.50 at The Lucky Clover Trading Company.

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