Danish-American couple Catherine and Toke Nygaard moved from California to a Victorian
townhouse in East London. Their remodel, by Mike Tuck Studio, includes the ultimate Scandi-meets-Brit kitchen made up of Plain English cabinetry, Dinesen flooring, modern British craft furniture, and an unexpected color palette (pink and green). The look as a whole works so well, it’s infectious: All of us at Remodelista are taking note. Here’s a list of the kitchen’s key elements, right down to every light fixture (there are many) and accessory.
Above: A shot of pink by way of a custom beadboard dining bench and pink Louis Poulsen pendant lights. Photograph by Luke Hayes from Kitchen of the Week: A Greatest-Hits Kitchen for a Danish-American Couple in London. Above: The kitchen cabinets and island are from Plain English’s Osea kitchen, done up in a custom shade of olive green (see source below). Photograph by Luke Hayes from Kitchen of the Week: A Greatest-Hits Kitchen for a Danish-American Couple in London. Above: Can’t go wrong with a Plain English-meets-Gaggenau approach. The cooktop and vent hood shown are both from Gaggenau (see below for the source). Photograph by Luke Hayes from Kitchen of the Week: A Greatest-Hits Kitchen for a Danish-American Couple in London. Materials Above: The Plain English Osea kitchen cabinets are painted with Papers & Paints’ Olive Colour . Above: The beadboard-back dining bench was custom-made by the couple’s contractor, Lionhead Construction, and painted in Little Greene’s Pink Slip. Above: Kitchen countertops are Belgian blue limestone. Artistic Tile stocks Belgian Bluestone Honed Limestone Stone Slab and CoorItalia carries Belgian Blue Limestone.
Above: Floors throughout the house are Dinesen Oak Classic planks. Appliances Above: A Gaggenau Vario 400 fridge and freezer is integrated behind Plain English cabinets. Above: The cooktop is a Gaggenau Vario 400 Series 36-Inch Gas Cooktop. Contact AJ Madison for price information. Above: Two Gaggenau 400 Series Glass Door Wall Ovens are inset into kitchen cabinets. Contact Leiberts for price information. Faucets & Fixtures Above: The Quooker Fusion Round Mixer Tap is a combination boiling water and mixer tap. Contact Quooker for ordering information. For more, see our post Remodeling 101: The Verdict on Hot Water Taps. Above: “Initially we wanted a hot water tap, which we got,” says Toke. “However, we realized you can’t really reach far with it and needed a more flexible one to clean the sink, hence the more industrial one.” It’s the Abode Stalto Professional Kitchen Tap for £403.84 on Amazon in the UK.
Above: For a deep-set stainless steel sink, the Franke Professional Series 32-Inch Undermount Single Bowl Stainless Steel Sink is $1,321 for the 10-inch depth. For more, see our post 10 Easy Pieces: Stainless Steel Kitchen Sinks. Lighting Above: The canister lights among the Douglas fir support beams are Osca LED Round Matt White Lights from Astro Lighting. Above: The Niche Pinch Prisma Pendant Light is $695 at Niche. Above: Flanking the ventilation hood above the kitchen counter are two Navire Jib Sconce lights in powder-coated black from Atelier de Troupe; $650 each. Above: Hanging over the dining table are two Louis Poulsen Ph5 Pendant Lights in pink; $996 each at Design Within Reach. Above: A row of brass Workstead Orbit Sconces, $985 each, run the length of the kitchen/dining room.
Furniture Above: The couple opted for a pairing of British-designed oak dining furniture. The table is the Another Country Dining Table Four for £1,579 at Another Country. Above: The dining bench is the Studioilse 443 Bench with a leather seat cushion; $1,310 at Hive Modern.
Hardware Above: The Nicolai Utility Rail in Natural Brass that hangs on the kitchen wall is $199 at Schoolhouse. Above: The Plain English cabinets are equipped with Spinneybeck Leather Sling Pulls in Warm Beige. Contact Spinneyback for more information. Above: Lights throughout the kitchen operate by way of Buster & Punch 3G Toggle Switches in White and Brass; £74 each. Above: The kitchen is equipped with Buster & Punch 2G UK Plug Sockets in White; £31 each.
Other Accessories Above: The Vitamix Professional Series 750 Heritage Blender has preprogrammed settings, 10 speeds, and pulse; $599.95 at Williams Sonoma. For more blenders, see our post 10 Easy Pieces: The Best Blenders. Above: Connecticut potter Guy Wolff designed the Hartford Pot for terracotta importer Seibert & Rice. Made by hand in Impruneta, Italy, the pot is 16 inches tall, frost-proof, and $500 at Seibert & Rice.
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