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Steal This Look: A Renovated Loft Kitchen in Brooklyn

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Steal This Look: A Renovated Loft Kitchen in Brooklyn

October 8, 2019

When architect Elizabeth Roberts renovated the Williamsburg, Brooklyn loft of Ted Lee, a cookbook author, and E.V. Day, a sculptor, she designed a chef’s-style kitchen pairing budget Ikea cabinets with high end appliances. Here, we dissect the key elements of the kitchen to recreate the look.

A Carrara marble topped kitchen island anchors the space while Ikea cabinets reach the ceiling. Photograph by Dustin Aksland from A Kitchen for a Cookbook Author and a Sculptor, Williamsburg Edition.
Above: A Carrara marble topped kitchen island anchors the space while Ikea cabinets reach the ceiling. Photograph by Dustin Aksland from A Kitchen for a Cookbook Author and a Sculptor, Williamsburg Edition.
Roberts matched original wood lintels above the windows with custom poured concrete window sills. Photograph by Dustin Aksland from A Kitchen for a Cookbook Author and a Sculptor, Williamsburg Edition.
Above: Roberts matched original wood lintels above the windows with custom poured concrete window sills. Photograph by Dustin Aksland from A Kitchen for a Cookbook Author and a Sculptor, Williamsburg Edition.

Materials

Benjamin Moore Decorator&#8
Above: Benjamin Moore Decorator’s White paint is $69.99 per gallon from Benjamin Moore retailers.
The kitchen is made up of glossy white laminate Abstrakt cabinets from Ikea, a kitchen cabinet style no longer available. Ikea&#8
Above: The kitchen is made up of glossy white laminate Abstrakt cabinets from Ikea, a kitchen cabinet style no longer available. Ikea’s new alternative is the Ringhult Door in High Gloss White, from $69 at Ikea.

Appliances

The Viking Side-by-Side Stainless Steel Refrigerator (VCSB54SS) is $9,889 at Designer Appliances.
Above: The Viking Side-by-Side Stainless Steel Refrigerator (VCSB5423SS) is $9,889 at Designer Appliances.
The Viking Professional Built-In Double Electric Convection Wall Oven is $6,399 at Pacific Sales.
Above: The Viking Professional Built-In Double Electric Convection Wall Oven is $6,399 at Pacific Sales.
The Viking Professional Series Fully Integrated Dishwasher (VDW30
Above: The Viking Professional Series Fully Integrated Dishwasher (VDW302WSSS) is $1,639 at AJ Madison.
The Viking Professional 5 Series 36-Inch Gas Cooktop (VGSU5366BSS) at $data-src=
Above: The Viking Professional 5 Series 36-Inch Gas Cooktop (VGSU5366BSS) at $1,669 at AJ Madison.
A downdraft ventilation unit is integrated into the kitchen island. The Viking Professional 5 Series Downdraft Ventilation System (VDD5360SS) at $data-src=
Above: A downdraft ventilation unit is integrated into the kitchen island. The Viking Professional 5 Series Downdraft Ventilation System (VDD5360SS) at $1,739 at AJ Madison.

Faucets & Fixtures

The Hansgrohe Axor Starck Pot Filler Deck Mounted Faucet has a 360-degree swivel range; $566.05 at Kitchen & Bath Authority. For more see  Easy Pieces: Articulated Deck Mount Kitchen Faucets.
Above: The Hansgrohe Axor Starck Pot Filler Deck Mounted Faucet has a 360-degree swivel range; $566.05 at Kitchen & Bath Authority. For more see 10 Easy Pieces: Articulated Deck Mount Kitchen Faucets.
The Danze Parma Single-Handle Pre-Rinse Faucet is made of brass with a stainless steel or chrome finish, it starts at $4.98 on Amazon. For more see  Easy Pieces: Pull-Down Sprayer Faucets.
Above: The Danze Parma Single-Handle Pre-Rinse Faucet is made of brass with a stainless steel or chrome finish, it starts at $413.98 on Amazon. For more see 10 Easy Pieces: Pull-Down Sprayer Faucets.
The Franke Professional Series is data-src=
Above: The Franke Professional Series is 12 inches deep; $1,590 at AJ Madison (other depths and sizes available). For more see 10 Easy Pieces: Stainless Steel Kitchen Sinks.

Furniture

The Michel Thonet Era Barstool is an off-the-shelf option for the vintage stools in the kitchen; $5 at Design Within Reach.
Above: The Michel Thonet Era Barstool is an off-the-shelf option for the vintage stools in the kitchen; $295 at Design Within Reach.

Accessories

Source a vintage kitchen scale from your local flea market or online like this one, the Báscula Cocina Verde in Retro Mint for €35 at Deco and Living.
Above: Source a vintage kitchen scale from your local flea market or online like this one, the Báscula Cocina Verde in Retro Mint for €35 at Deco and Living.
The John Boos Reversible Maple Cutting Board is $83.33 on Amazon.
Above: The John Boos Reversible Maple Cutting Board is $83.33 on Amazon.
The All-Clad Stainless Steel Dutch Oven with a Domed Lid is $334.95 on Amazon.
Above: The All-Clad Stainless Steel Dutch Oven with a Domed Lid is $334.95 on Amazon.
The Sarreid Vintage Mortar & Pestle is $7data-src=
Above: The Sarreid Vintage Mortar & Pestle is $71 on Chairish.
The Tivoli Audio Henry Kloss Model One Radio is $9.99 at B&H.
Above: The Tivoli Audio Henry Kloss Model One Radio is $179.99 at B&H.
N.B.: This post is an update; it was first published on November 14, 2017.

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Product summary  

Michael Thonet

Era Barstool

$295.00 USD from Design Within Reach

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