Justine Cook of Harp Studio is deft at imbuing spaces with what she calls “detailed minimalism”—so much so that she designed her own kitchen in half an hour.
“We had to unexpectedly remove an 1980s kitchen we were going to ‘make do and mend’ with during renovation,” she says of that project. “So it was all using materials we had.”
The result was so appealing that, when it came time to design the kitchen at one of her rental properties, called Mole Cottage—a diminutive holiday let in Wales—Justine looked at back at that thirty-minute kitchen: “I was happy with the look, so I transferred the style to the cottage,” she says.
Once again, Justine worked within tight restraints—a small space; only reclaimed and secondhand materials—yet the limitations led to a kitchen that’s poetic yet efficient.
Have a look around:
Photographs by Harry Crowder, courtesy of Harp Studio, except where noted.
(“It’s way oversized,” Justine says of the sink, “but that’s what makes it magical.”)
The cottage is currently available to rent on weekends through summer. To book a stay, email [email protected], and to take a full (virtual) tour, see Mole Cottage in Wales: A Calm, Creative Holiday House.
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Frequently asked questions
What is the Tiny Kitchen Mole Cottage?
The Tiny Kitchen Mole Cottage is a small kitchen renovation project done by Justine Harp Studio, which features reclaimed materials.
Who designed the Tiny Kitchen Mole Cottage?
The design of the Tiny Kitchen Mole Cottage was done by Justine Harp Studio, a renowned interior design firm.
What type of materials were used in the renovation project?
The renovation project utilized reclaimed materials such as salvaged wood, vintage tiles, and recycled fixtures.
Why did Justine Harp Studio choose to use reclaimed materials?
Justine Harp Studio believes in sustainable design and the use of reclaimed materials aligns with their commitment to reducing environmental impact.
Did the Tiny Kitchen Mole Cottage go through any structural changes?
Yes, the renovation project involved some structural changes to optimize the use of space and create a functional kitchen area.
What are some notable features of the Tiny Kitchen Mole Cottage?
Some notable features of the Tiny Kitchen Mole Cottage include open shelving, a farmhouse sink, a vintage stove, and a reclaimed wood countertop.
Is the Tiny Kitchen Mole Cottage a practical and functional space?
Yes, despite its small size, the Tiny Kitchen Mole Cottage is designed to be practical and functional, making the most of the available space.
Can I get design inspiration from the Tiny Kitchen Mole Cottage for my own kitchen renovation project?
Absolutely! The Tiny Kitchen Mole Cottage serves as a great source of design inspiration, particularly for those interested in using reclaimed materials.
Where can I see more pictures of the Tiny Kitchen Mole Cottage?
You can find more pictures of the Tiny Kitchen Mole Cottage on the Remodelista website at https://www.remodelista.com/posts/tiny-kitchen-mole-cottage-justine-harp-studio-reclaimed/.
Can I hire Justine Harp Studio for my own kitchen renovation project?
Yes, Justine Harp Studio offers design services. You can contact them through their website or by reaching out to them directly.