When designing a workspace, the staff kitchen is often an afterthought, another space to tackle just as budgets have dried up. Not so at Food52’s New York office, designed by Brad Sherman and Nina Etnier of Brad Sherman Workshop. The stylish kitchen is surprisingly affordable when dissected into its key elements. Here, we look at the sources the designers used to pull the look together.
Above: The whitewashed kitchen is more tonal than flat white, with layers of bleached red oak, gray, and both matte and glossy white.
Above: Electrolux is paired with Ikea and custom tweaks for overall affordability.
Above: The designers had custom flat-panel kitchen cabinets made from MDF that they sprayed with Farrow & Ball’s Purbeck Stone paint color. The shelving brackets are also painted with the color.
Above: The designers worked with Ikea’s Hammarp Oak Countertop ($189 for the 98-inch length) and applied a bleach solution three times to get the whitewashed oak color. They then finished the counters with a food-safe sealant.
Above: Brad and Nina sourced shelving brackets from Amazon—Knape & Vogt White Heavy Duty Shelf Brackets ($11.29 each)—and paired it with reclaimed wood from the previous office to create open shelving in the kitchen.
Above: The subway tile in the kitchen is the 3×6 Campus Field Tile from Waterworks.
Above: Electrolux’s 32-Inch Built-In Refrigerator is $2,108 at AJ Madison.
Above: The Electrolux 24″ Built-In Dishwasher is $1,099 from Electrolux.
Above: The Electrolux 30-Inch Chimney Wall-Mount Hood is $1,049 from Electrolux.
Above: The Electrolux Wave-Touch Series 30-Inch Slide-In Induction Range is $3,188.10 at AJ Madison.
Faucets & Fixtures
Above: Ikea’s Ringskär Kitchen Faucet with Pull-Out Spout is $119.
Above: Ikea’s Domsjö Double Bowl Apron Front Sink in white is $312.98.
Above: Brooklyn Vintage Giant Bell Lampshades in a pewter finish are from UK company Industville and cost £79 ($105) each.
Above: The Miniature Ship’s Well Light with Guard from Davey Lighting is $645.
Above: The Solid White Oak & Rusted Steel Farm Table was designed by Brad and Nina for the kitchen and is now available on Food52 Provisions for $4,950.
Above: As a set, the Solid White Oak & Rusted Steel Farm Table and Two Benches is $8,650 on Food52 Provisions.
Above: Reiss Enamel Storage Canisters are available in pale gray for $44 to $62 depending on size at TRNK. For more ideas, see our post 10 Easy Pieces: Food Storage Containers, Plastic-Free Edition.
Above: The Noaway Countertop Walnut Compost Bin is $150 at Food52 Provisions.
Above: Anchor Hocking’s 3-Piece Glass Cracker Jar Canister Set is $17.14 on Amazon.
Above: The National MFG/Spectrum Brands Double Robe Hook in a chrome finish is $4.22 on Amazon.
Above: The American Black Walnut Bowl is $375 for the large size from Food52 Provisions.
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