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Steal This Look: A Polychromatic Dream Kitchen in Hackney, London

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Steal This Look: A Polychromatic Dream Kitchen in Hackney, London

June 26, 2018

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.

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: 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.
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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.
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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

The Plain English Osea kitchen cabinets are painted with Papers & Paints&#8
Above: The Plain English Osea kitchen cabinets are painted with Papers & Paints’ Olive Colour .

The beadboard-back dining bench was custom-made by the couple’s contractor, Lionhead Construction, and painted in Little Greene’s Pink Slip.
Above: The beadboard-back dining bench was custom-made by the couple’s contractor, Lionhead Construction, and painted in Little Greene’s Pink Slip.
Kitchen countertops are Belgian blue limestone. Artistic Tile stocks Belgian Bluestone Honed Limestone Stone Slab and CoorItalia carries Belgian Blue Limestone.
Above: Kitchen countertops are Belgian blue limestone. Artistic Tile stocks Belgian Bluestone Honed Limestone Stone Slab and CoorItalia carries Belgian Blue Limestone.

Floors throughout the house are Dinesen Oak Classic planks.
Above: Floors throughout the house are Dinesen Oak Classic planks.

Appliances

A Gaggenau Vario 400 fridge and freezer is integrated behind Plain English cabinets.
Above: A Gaggenau Vario 400 fridge and freezer is integrated behind Plain English cabinets.
The cooktop is a Gaggenau Vario 400 Series 36-Inch Gas Cooktop. Contact AJ Madison for price information.
Above: The cooktop is a Gaggenau Vario 400 Series 36-Inch Gas Cooktop. Contact AJ Madison for price information.
Two Gaggenau 400 Series Glass Door Wall Ovens are inset into kitchen cabinets. Contact Leiberts for price information.
Above: Two Gaggenau 400 Series Glass Door Wall Ovens are inset into kitchen cabinets. Contact Leiberts for price information.

Faucets & Fixtures

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 data-src=
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.
 “Initially we wanted a hot water tap, which we got,&#8
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.
For a deep-set stainless steel sink, the Franke Professional Series 34-Inch Undermount Single Bowl Stainless Steel Sink is $data-src=
Above: For a deep-set stainless steel sink, the Franke Professional Series 34-Inch Undermount Single Bowl Stainless Steel Sink is $1,568.88 for the 12-inch size. For more, see our post 10 Easy Pieces: Stainless Steel Kitchen Sinks.

Lighting

The canister lights among the Douglas fir support beams are Osca LED Round Matt White Lights from Astro Lighting.
Above: The canister lights among the Douglas fir support beams are Osca LED Round Matt White Lights from Astro Lighting.
The Niche Pinch Prisma Pendant Light is $695 at Niche.
Above: The Niche Pinch Prisma Pendant Light is $695 at Niche.
Flanking the ventilation hood above the kitchen counter are two Navire Jib Sconce lights in powder-coated black from Atelier de Troupe; $700 each.
Above: Flanking the ventilation hood above the kitchen counter are two Navire Jib Sconce lights in powder-coated black from Atelier de Troupe; $700 each.
Hanging over the dining table are two Louis Poulsen Ph5 Pendant Lights in pink; $996 each at Design Within Reach.
Above: Hanging over the dining table are two Louis Poulsen Ph5 Pendant Lights in pink; $996 each at Design Within Reach.
A row of brass Workstead Orbit Sconces, $7 each, run the length of the kitchen/dining room.
Above: A row of brass Workstead Orbit Sconces, $725 each, run the length of the kitchen/dining room.

Furniture

The couple opted for a pairing of British-designed oak dining furniture. The table is the Another Country Dining Table Four for £data-src=
Above: The couple opted for a pairing of British-designed oak dining furniture. The table is the Another Country Dining Table Four for £1,595 at Another Country.
The dining bench is the Studioilse 443 Bench with a leather seat cushion; $data-src=
Above: The dining bench is the Studioilse 443 Bench with a leather seat cushion; $1,310 at Hive Modern.

Hardware

The Nicolai Utility Rail in Natural Brass that hangs on the kitchen wall is $9 at Schoolhouse.
Above: The Nicolai Utility Rail in Natural Brass that hangs on the kitchen wall is $189 at Schoolhouse.
The Plain English cabinets are equipped with Spinneybeck Leather Sling Pulls in Warm Beige. Contact Spinneyback for more information.
Above: The Plain English cabinets are equipped with Spinneybeck Leather Sling Pulls in Warm Beige. Contact Spinneyback for more information.
Lights throughout the kitchen operate by way of Buster & Punch 3G Toggle Switches in White and Brass; £69 each.
Above: Lights throughout the kitchen operate by way of Buster & Punch 3G Toggle Switches in White and Brass; £69 each.
The kitchen is equipped with Buster & Punch
Above: The kitchen is equipped with Buster & Punch 2G UK Plug Sockets in White; £31 each.

Other Accessories

The Vitamix Professional Series 750 Heritage Blender has preprogrammed settings,  speeds, and pulse; $599.95 at Williams Sonoma. For more blenders, see our post  Easy Pieces: The Best Blenders.
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.
The Confetti Tweed Lumbar Pillow is $data-src=
Above: The Confetti Tweed Lumbar Pillow is $128 at Schoolhouse.
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Product summary  

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443 Bench

$1,310.00 USD from Hive Modern

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