Chef Joan McNamara of Joan’s on Third in Los Angeles lives a few blocks down from her West Third Street restaurant in a
bright, industrial loft. Her enviable kitchen, sandwiched between living and dining areas, features both marble and stainless steel countertops and is clearly chef-designed (see the line up of copper saucepans for proof). To replicate the look, we’ve detailed some of the kitchen’s key design elements below.
Above: The marble-topped kitchen island. For more on marble counters, see our post Remodeling 101: Marble Countertops. Photograph by Laure Joliet from Joan McNamara’s Industrial Chic Loft in LA. Above: Modern white cabinets stand in contrast with the black Shaker-style kitchen island. Photograph by Laure Joliet from Joan McNamara’s Industrial Chic Loft in LA. Above: A row of small copper saucepans above the range. Photograph by Laure Joliet from Joan McNamara’s Industrial Chic Loft in LA. Above: A drawer filled with white ramekins, used for cooking sessions with friends. Photograph by Laure Joliet from Joan McNamara’s Industrial Chic Loft in LA. Above: Hand-carved wooden spoons were passed down from Joan’s mother. Photograph by Laure Joliet from Joan McNamara’s Industrial Chic Loft in LA. Above: Joan likes to shop the Paris flea markets for vintage flatware; Isle Sur la Sorgue in Provence is another favorite source. Photograph by Laure Joliet from Joan McNamara’s Industrial Chic Loft in LA. Materials Above: Farrow & Ball’s dark Off Black paint is similar to the color on the kitchen island cabinetry. Above: Subway Ceramics’ 3-by-6-inch Ceramic Tile is similar to the tile in McNamara’s kitchen, only set with white grout. Appliances Above: The GE Monogram 36-Inch Professional Wall-Mount Hood is $2,599 at AJ Madison. Above: The GE Monogram 36-Inch Pro-Style Gas Range is $6,000 at AJ Madison. For more, see 10 Easy Pieces: Freestanding 36-Inch Kitchen Ranges.
Faucets & Fixtures Above: The Kohler Polished Chrome Wall-Mount Kitchen Faucet with Soap Dish is $896.59 at Faucet Direct. Above: The kitchen sink is the Kohler Gilford Vitreous China Utility Sink in white; $694.69 at Home Depot. Lighting Above: The Apartment Pendant with a black cord is $139 at Schoolhouse Electric. Above: Pair the simple industrial pendant with the Opal Open Globe Shade for a similar look to the trio of lights over the kitchen island; $74 for the shade at Schoolhouse Electric.
Accessories Above: Similar to the cabinet pulls in McNamara’s kitchen is the Jamison Collection P114 11-Inch Center Bar Cabinet Pull; $3.77 at K&B Hardware. Above: The Mauviel Copper Butter Warmer is $90 at Williams Sonoma. Above: The Simplex Traditional Solid Copper Whistling Kettle in a mirror chrome finish; $299 from Richmond Kettle Co. Above: The Le Creuset Signature Dune Oval Casserole is $433 at Peter’s of Kensington. Above: The Waring Professional Kitchen Blender in chrome and black is $51.99 at Amazon. It’s one of our selects in 10 Easy Pieces: The Best Blenders. Above: The Baker’s Dozen Large Wood Spoon Set from Sir/Madam is made up of 13 unique beechwood kitchen spoons; $160. For more standard kitchen spoons, the French Tasting Spoon is $5.95 at Crate & Barrel. Above: McNamara’s collection of different sized white ramekins can be replicated, over time, starting with the basics: a Set of 4 Porcelain Ramekins for $7.99 at Bed, Bath & Beyond.
Above: Similar to the vintage flatware that McNamara collects, the Sabre Paris Khaki 5-Piece Place Setting is $76.50 at Yvonne Estelle’s. For more, see 10 Easy Pieces: Bistro-Style Stainless Flatware.
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