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Wilshire Kitchen, Portland (Photo: Matt Niebuhr) transitional-kitchen

Wilshire Kitchen, Portland (Photo: Matt Niebuhr)

Breakfast nook--After. A custom built-in bench (cherry, like the cabinetry) works well for eat-in breakfasts. Period reproduction lighting, Deco pulls, and a custom formica table root the kitchen to the origins of the home.
All photos by Matt Niebuhr.

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October 9, 2014
bieberje wrote:
I LOVE the table! Is it a 36" deep table? Do you know which laminate?
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The dimensions are custom. It was sized for the space. Sorry, but I don’t recall the name of the laminate.
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November 25, 2013
biarritz2 wrote:
Love the color of the yellow walls. Do you know the brand and name?
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Benjamin Moore's Philadelphia Cream.
    Bookmark   November 25, 2013 at 8:07PM
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Thank you, I love the warm color, I've tried yellow before and it was too intense.
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July 22, 2013
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They are by Marvin.
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March 9, 2013
rgergely wrote:
Could you please tell me the color and source of the tile? Thank you!
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Blue Fog, Heath Ceramics in California.
    Bookmark   March 9, 2013 at 11:26AM
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February 28, 2013
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It's a custom table from Bars And Booths.
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January 22, 2013
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October 12, 2012
amstew70 wrote:
What color of IceStone, please?
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Alpine White--see tag. Thanks.
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August 2, 2012
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IceStone (recycled glass).
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June 25, 2012
eyebrow wrote:
what is wall color?
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Philadelphia Cream by Benjamin Moore.
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Thank you.
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A custom diner-style Formica table embraces the kitchen's retro roots. Direct access to the outdoors embraces the family's active lifestyle and opens the room up to natural light. To take full advantage of the storage space along the galley kitchen's walls, Howells took out the soffits from the original kitchen and extended the cabinetry all the way up to the ceiling. Table: Bars & Booths; chairs: Fritz Hansen; lighting: Rejuvenation
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6. Plan outdoor access. Again, this will depend on your home's layout and spatial considerations, but it's always great to place your kitchen adjacent to the outdoors. This will give you plenty of natural light (and an enviable kitchen sink window), and can also increase your entertaining space with an outdoor patio or dining area.

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