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Steal This Look: An Airy Kitchen in London, Ikea Hacks Included

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Steal This Look: An Airy Kitchen in London, Ikea Hacks Included

February 28, 2017

We recently posted on the ingenious kitchen of food photographers Holly Wulff Petersen and Rénee Kemps. In an 800-square-foot space in East London, the two designed an all white working kitchen complete with custom pale concrete countertops, Ikea cabinets (hack included), Smeg appliances, and storage units from an industrial supply outfit.

Here, we dissect the key elements of the kitchen (there are some surprises, including DIY lighting and more Ikea than meets the eye). Here’s a look.

 An overview of the serene, bright white kitchen. For more, see our post Kitchen of the Week: An Artful Ikea Hack Kitchen by Two London Foodies.
Above: An overview of the serene, bright white kitchen. For more, see our post Kitchen of the Week: An Artful Ikea Hack Kitchen by Two London Foodies.
Countertops were made using Marine-grade MDF plastered with micro-concrete. Learn more from Remodeling loading=
Above: Countertops were made using Marine-grade MDF plastered with micro-concrete. Learn more from Remodeling 101: Concrete Countertops.
In one corner of the kitchen is a group of open storage shelves (from Ikea and industrial supply shops) and more Smeg appliances.
Above: In one corner of the kitchen is a group of open storage shelves (from Ikea and industrial supply shops) and more Smeg appliances.
A long dining table was constructed using the metal legs from five vintage folding tables and a custom top. The table is surrounded with a set of Ikea stools inspired by the Alvar Aalto Stool 60.
Above: A long dining table was constructed using the metal legs from five vintage folding tables and a custom top. The table is surrounded with a set of Ikea stools inspired by the Alvar Aalto Stool 60.

Materials

Benjamin Moore’s Super White is $37.99 per gallon.
Above: Benjamin Moore’s Super White is $37.99 per gallon.
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Above: Ikea’s Sektion kitchen cabinets: the Kitchen Base Cabinet with 2 Drawers is $188 at Ikea.
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Above: Renée and Holly used edge pulls from Ikea (they’re no longer available). For a similar look, consider the Rounded Three-Inch Tab Pull in satin-brushed nickel from Complete Cabinet Hardware; $7.56. See 10 Easy Pieces: Silver Finish Edge Pulls for more.

Appliances

The Smeg FQ55FX French Door Refrigerator is a UK model, available for £loading=
Above: The Smeg FQ55FX French Door Refrigerator is a UK model, available for £1,549 ($1,927) at the Appliance Depot in the UK. The closest US model is the Smeg FTU17X7 French Door Refrigerator available via Smeg dealers.
The cooktop in the kitchen island is the Linea Aesthetic PX0 4-Burner Gas Hob, available through Smeg in the UK.
Above: The cooktop in the kitchen island is the Linea Aesthetic PX140 4-Burner Gas Hob, available through Smeg in the UK.
The Smeg Classic Aesthetic Free-Standing Gas Range is available through Smeg dealers.
Above: The Smeg Classic Aesthetic Free-Standing Gas Range is available through Smeg dealers.
The Smeg -Inch Pre-Finished Dishwasher is available through Smeg dealers.
Above: The Smeg 24-Inch Pre-Finished Dishwasher is available through Smeg dealers.

Lighting

The G0 Oversize Filament Bulb is $38 at Schoolhouse Electric.
Above: The G150 Oversize Filament Bulb is $38 at Schoolhouse Electric.
The Reiss White Enamel Lampshade is £48 ($60 USD) at Labour & Wait.
Above: The Reiss White Enamel Lampshade is £48 ($60 USD) at Labour & Wait.
Labour & Wait sells Bulb Holders for £5 ($6.) each.
Above: Labour & Wait sells Bulb Holders for £5 ($6.25) each.
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Above: Labour & Wait’s Twisted Fabric Cable comes in four different colors; £4.50 ($5.59).

Furniture

The Ikea Omar
Above: The Ikea Omar 2 Section Shelving Unit  is made of steel; $123.96.
The CB
Above: The CB2 Coterie Kitchen Cart in Stainless Steel is $699.
The Melltorp White Kitchen Table  is similar to the DIY table that Renée and Holly made in the kitchen; $65 at Ikea.
Above: The Melltorp White Kitchen Table  is similar to the DIY table that Renée and Holly made in the kitchen; $65 at Ikea.
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Above: Ikea’s Frosta Birch Plywood Stool is $14.99.
Another industrial stainless steel shelf option is the Vestil Stainless Steel Shelving Unit for $loading=
Above: Another industrial stainless steel shelf option is the Vestil Stainless Steel Shelving Unit for $1,285 at DLY Industrial Supply.

Small Appliances and Accessories

The KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer in Silver Metallic is $350 at Williams-Sonoma.
Above: The KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer in Silver Metallic is $350 at Williams-Sonoma.
The Martha Stewart Collection Heirloom Copper Tea Kettle is $99.99 at Macy&#8
Above: The Martha Stewart Collection Heirloom Copper Tea Kettle is $99.99 at Macy’s
The Cast Iron Mortar & Pestle is $49.99 at the Kitchen Shoppe.
Above: The Cast Iron Mortar & Pestle is $49.99 at the Kitchen Shoppe.
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Above: German Glass Olive Oil Cruets are €31 ($32.83) each at Manufactum in Germany.
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Above: Ikea’s Knagglig Wood Box Crate in Pine is $4.99 for the smallest size.
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Above: Ikea’s Grundtal Magnetic Knife Rack in Stainless Steel is $8.99. Hang it vertically as Renée and Holly did to achieve the same look.
Pallares Solsona Wood Handle Kitchen Knives make up the majority of the knives stored on the magnetic rack. They range from $57 to $75 each at March.
Above: Pallares Solsona Wood Handle Kitchen Knives make up the majority of the knives stored on the magnetic rack. They range from $57 to $75 each at March.
The Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Liquid Hand Soap is $39 from Aesop.
Above: The Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Liquid Hand Soap is $39 from Aesop.
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Above: The 6.1.2 Hole Slab Long Board from OnOurTable is $150 CAD ($114 USD). For more on the boards, see our post Design Sleuth: Charcuterie Boards at Luce in Portland, Oregon.

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