In a San Francisco renovation, open shelving offers an attractive way to organize and display plates and glassware.
For the kitchen, master bath, and kids’ bathroom, in a renovated midcentury house, the designers chose three different hues of Savoy stacked mosaic tile from Portland-based manufacturer Ann Sacks. The countertop is PentalQuartz.
In the kitchen of a renovated São Paulo apartment, Silestone countertops were installed above custom plywood cabinets finished with automotive paint.
By eliminating walls and incorporating a series of interior gardens, architect José Roberto Paredes created an eclectic and inspired El Salvador beach house. In the kitchen, rough-hewn materials like a eucalyptus-log-and-thatch roof offset the monolithic concrete island and glossy subway tile backsplash. Claudia & Harry Washington built the vivid wooden sliding walls, which are inspired by the palm leaves that change color and create diagonal patterns in trees near the house. The bar stools were a street market discovery.
In a centuries-old building in Montreal, Belgian architect and designer Gaeten Havart undertook a DIY kitchen renovation that makes the most of inexpensive materials. Inspired by Danish furniture brand Vipp, Havart overhauled Ikea Akurum cabinets, electro-painting them with a resistant black matte coating. To create a streamlined effect, he capped the cabinet doors with the same finish as the metal appliances and added handles.
Black stone worktops, waxed concrete walls, and the traditional rustic tiles (called “witjes”) give textural and tonal variety and offset the warm woody tones that dominate this kitchen within a Dutch houseboat. The rustic theme is continued in the iron hooks and bars—simple but effective fittings. “The kitchen is the real heart of our home,” says the resident. “We spend most of our time here, or outside on the terrace.”
Interior designer Florence Deau renovated a beachside pied-a-terre in Royan, France, to include a screen made from the same wood used for the kitchen cabients and millwork to create consistency throughout the space.