An apartment in São Paulo designed by architecture firm
Felipe Hess features a compact kitchen opening onto a humble dining area. We like the look so much that we set out to re-create it with similar elements, both vintage and new.
Above: Photograph by Fran Parente courtesy of Felipe Hess. Above: Photograph by Fran Parente courtesy of Felipe Hess.
Materials Above: Benjamin Moore’s Ben Interior Super White paint is $39.99 a gallon. Above: The Stoneware Elements Field Tile in a hexagon shape is available in a few different blue and green hues, similar to the floor tiles in the São Paulo kitchen. Available through Ann Sacks.
Appliances Above: Bertazzoni’s Professional Series 24-Inch Counter-Depth Bottom-Freezer Refrigerator is a freestanding refrigerator that fits in a 24-inch cutout; $1,149 at AJ Madison. Above: The Frigidaire 18-Inch Full Console Dishwasher in stainless steel is $713.10 at AJ Madison. Above: The demure Miele Double CombiSet Gas Cooktop measures just 12 inches wide and is available for natural gas or liquid propane; $1,149 at AJ Madison. Above: The GE 27-Inch Electric Wall Oven is $1,073 for the stainless steel model at AJ Madison.
Lighting & Furniture Above: Source a Vintage Thonet Bench like this one via Jayson Home on eBay, Etsy, and Chairish. Above: Muuto’s Unfold Pendant Light in green is $215 at Danish Design Store. Above: Thonet’s Era Armchair and Era Dining Chair are available in black, coffee, and white, $395 and $295, respectively, at Design Within Reach. Above: The Industrial Buffet Sideboard by CDI Furniture is $1,230 at English Elm. Above: San Francisco-based Ohio Design makes a simple Parsons-style table called the Brooks Table for $1,869 to $3,629.
Accessories Above: The Bialetti Red Moka Six-Cup Espresso Maker in red is $39.95 at Crate & Barrel. Above: Anthropologie’s Highland Knobs are $8 each. Above: Handy in the kitchen, Weck Storage Jars range from $3 to $8 each at Schoolhouse. Above: The Breville Bit More Two-Slice Toaster is $79.95 at Williams-Sonoma. Above: A vintage 1960s-style Slimline Phone in ivory is $49.95 at the Vermont Country Store.
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