The kitchen is the heart of a home. It is that common space where the family and friends gather from time to time to convene and share over food and drink. It should not only embody the nuances of the rest of the dwelling, but, in a sense, lead the rest of the home toward the desired theme. This is exactly how Michelle Zacks describes her “space lift” of Marly Ellis’ Brooklyn kitchen, which was did not at all reflect the look of the rest of the apartment. In keeping with the theme, Michelle Zacks kept with the white and bright décor of the other rooms in the apartment, adding a white backsplash to the area behind the sink. As a focal piece, reclaimed wood stained a dark color was used as shelving to sit in contrast with the brightness of the remainder of the kitchen, and as a means of tying the room together with the beautiful hardwood flooring. Overall, the result is a perfect backdrop to the original decorative woodwork and stained glass. This kitchen design brings both a modern feel and old world charm to inspire the soul.
Images: Claire Espartos for HomePolish