1929 Farmhouse RenovationFarmhouse Kitchen, New York
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The original kitchen did not have any built-in cabinets, only freestanding furniture pieces. This inspired the farmhouse feeling they created in the kitchen, with only a bit of adornment added to the cabinet doors. The hardware is vintage unlacquered brass found at a salvage yard. The farmhouse sink, narrow glass countertop cabinet and lack of upper cabinetry also lend a period feel. The pendant lights are refurbished vintage lights. The countertops are honed Danby Imperial marble.The couple used overhead lights and recessed lights only when absolutely necessary, to stay in keeping with the period. They prefers sconces and table lamps — these are the only recessed lights you’ll see in the house.Kitchen sink, faucets: Waterworks; wall paint: Old White, cabinet and trim paint: Hardwick White, both by Farrow & Ball
1. Change the mood with paint. Muted, drab tones like mouse’s back, wheat and duck-egg green are ideally suited to English cottage style. Try painting your kitchen cupboards and trim to match, and paint the walls one shade lighter.2. Swap hardware for sturdy bin pulls and wooden knobs. Changing out the hardware on kitchen cupboards or a dining room built-in can make it feel like you have new cupboards. Channel an English country cottage with classic bin pulls or smooth wooden knobs.