Brettkelly Residence, Oakland, CA contemporary-kitchen

Brettkelly Residence, Oakland, CA

Photography: Frederic Neema

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mrparkerson wrote:
Pendant lights - Could you please tell me who makes the pendants?
   Comment   November 13, 2013
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Dotter & Solfjeld Architecture + Design
I am sorry, but I do not know the maker of these.
November 13, 2013 at 8:01pm   
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Thanks for the response but I think I found it - I believe it's called Drink Pendant Light, which I found on Ylighting.
November 14, 2013 at 2:34pm   
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Karen Russell wrote:
Using paint to separate rooms - What's the best way to use paint to create a separation between rooms? In this photo, it looks like both colors are on one wall.
   Comment   March 24, 2013
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Dotter & Solfjeld Architecture + Design
The colors are on different walls. Kathy Farley was the color consultant on this house. I would change the color either in an inside or outside corner.
July 16, 2013 at 1:23pm   
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Amy Wax
I try to choose colors for rooms to seperate them when I have an architectural feature to define the division of the rooms. More importantly I think the colors should flow from one room to the next, especially when the rooms are so open to one another . If there is no architectural divider to work with then I would run a small piece of molding from top to bottom. That is rarely necessary, it's a last resort option. Although if the colors are strong enough or if one of the colors is strong enough, the molding really does disappear.
July 18, 2013 at 4:56pm   
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krissnodgrass wrote:
Windows - Hi there, Are these Pella windows? Thx
   Comment   February 16, 2013
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Thank you. What are the dimensions? especially height. We're expanding ours, and I love how high these are.
February 17, 2013 at 9:08am   
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They are 48 x48 inches
February 17, 2013 at 7:42pm   
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micherine wrote:
How tall are the ceilings? What are the dimensions of the kitchen windows? Thanks in advance!
   Comment   November 29, 2012
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Hi Micherine,
The ceilings in this kitchen are 9 feet high.
The windows are 4 feet square,
December 12, 2012 at 9:55am   
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lisapeyton wrote:
The floors are beautiful. Are they red oak? What is the stain?
   Comment   October 30, 2012
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The floors are Australian Spotted Gum, a particularly hard wood.
Thanks for you interest.
Wencke Solfjeld
November 7, 2012 at 11:55pm   
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lmolta wrote:
What have used to cover the exposed pipe? Paint, pipe covering?
   Comment   October 14, 2012
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Cool, thanks for your reply. Do you think it could withstand heat and moisture if it's an active heating pipe? Any suggestions? Thanks!
October 23, 2012 at 7:23pm   
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I would check with the manufacturer of the wallpaper you choose and make sure the glue can handle heat as well. Good luck.
October 23, 2012 at 7:36pm   
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kgenius wrote:
Kgenius - Where can I find that credenza. I love the branches painted on it?
   Comment   October 10, 2012
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Jody Brettkelly
Hi Kgenius, Jody the homeowner here. Its from Roche Bobois
October 11, 2012 at 10:32am   
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Anna Thayer wrote:
Where can I find the orange bar stools?
   Comment   October 7, 2012
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i'd love to know that brand name of the orange bar stools
October 14, 2012 at 8:00am     
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Dotter & Solfjeld Architecture + Design
It is Catifa 46 Counterstool and can be purchased from
Thanks for your interest.
November 8, 2012 at 12:10am   
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gersonperson wrote:
Dimensions of and materials used for island? - Beautiful design. We are considering an island that can seat 4 in a similar configuration. Can you share the dimensions of the island and the materials you used? thanks!
   Comment   December 24, 2013
Logan McPherson wrote:
Help - Where is the carpet from?
   Comment   December 14, 2012

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Jennifer Ott Design added this to Zest for Orange Stays Strong in Fall 2012
I love the trend of swapping out upper wall cabinets for windows in a kitchen. It makes a space so gloriously open and filled with light. What a pleasure it must be to cook and entertain in here! With such abundant natural light bouncing through the room, you can also introduce darker and bolder colors — such as electric orange — without worrying that the space will appear cave-like or too technicolor.
The open kitchen area makes up the home's central hub. An island countertop used for eating, homework, entertaining and crafts works extremely hard for a family that loves having impromptu parties.Solfjeld says that pulling in the outdoors and establishing a more seamless connection with the surrounding landscape was a challenge with this home. "The house doesn't need much adornment. Jody and Kevin are art collectors and the windows already frame such amazing views," she says.Kitchen: custom, Steve Strand, Strand Builders; cabinetry: San Francisco Design Center

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