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Classical KitchenTraditional Kitchen, New York

Photo Credit - Katrina Mojzesz

Interior Design - Katja van der Loo
Papyrus Home Design

Homeowner & Design Director -
Sue Walter, subeeskitchen.com

Elegant eat-in kitchen photo in New York with subway tile backsplash, marble countertops, recessed-panel cabinets, white cabinets, white backsplash and white countertops —  Houzz
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Questions About This Photo (228)
Annie Wolfson wrote:Aug 21, 2012
  • Kristy
    Hi! I'm wondering how thick the countertops are? Thank you for the awesome answers!
  • subeeskitchen
    The countertops here are 1 1/4" (standard).
selh05 wrote:Apr 16, 2013
  • lsmither

    What color is the wall color? I have a very similar look in my kitchen. I like the soft warmness to the walls.

  • bethhartunian

    love the pendants who makes these

Jennifer Emley wrote:Apr 3, 2013
  • subeeskitchen

    The perimeter stone is actually honed pietra di cardosa, sealed/treated for a darker finish. The island slab is honed calacatta gold marble.

  • wendysara

    I was designing a similar style -thoughts if the island cabinets were dark smokey charcoal?

helenbsweeney wrote:Mar 21, 2013
  • elkmom
    I have a dining area adjacent to the island...to the side. I have not picked out a fixture yet. Elsewhere will be can lights. Would 2 18inch be too large?
  • hooligan
    Where did you purchase the stools, please, and what is their height?

    Thank you!
kellyb66 wrote:Apr 2, 2013
  • ericadk1
    what is the light over the kitchen table?
  • Maria
    Love the light over the table. Who makes it?
ledesigns wrote:Apr 16, 2013
  • subeeskitchen
    Shelf is from Danver; hood is Proline. I sourced them separately. More photos of my newest kitchen at subeeskitchen.com
  • fbquickio2

    Are the pendants polished nickel or brushed?

Patti Kramish Design wrote:Aug 25, 2012
  • subeeskitchen
    I heard that too, but I think it a) looks funny to have the hood wider than the range/cooktop, and b) isn't necessary if you have a decent hood/blower. Maybe with a grill you'd get more smoke, but I do plenty of searing and frying and my blower has been fine (even with the "obstruction" of a shelf above).
  • lindamarie1

    Can you please tell me if your shelf is recessed at all to prevent high heat absorption under it?

delawarerita wrote:Oct 30, 2012
  • subeeskitchen
    Thanks -- the subway tiles are just plain ol' white cheapies! Not from Home Depot but almost the same. (We compared both and thought the ones from the tile store felt a little more substantial, but they were very close.) It's the grey grout that creates the illusion.
  • PRO
    Subway Tile Outlet
    These are white glass subway tiles in the back splash.
    White 3" x 6" Glass Subway Tile · More Info

    You can find them in different colors and sizes as well on our site. We also offer samples so you can get a good feel for the color of the tile before you put it on your back splash.
jshilander wrote:Apr 17, 2013
  • subeeskitchen
    Not sure - the invoices are filed away
  • dromara
    Would you share the model and manufacturer of the range hood? Thanks! We love it
sherkelsey wrote:Feb 27, 2013
  • subeeskitchen
    Ours are incandescent.
  • funya
    Thank you for sharing, Sue! I have been wanting to ask about the recessed lights, too, but hesitant to bother you with another question after seeing tons of them. So glad sherkelsey asked, and of course thankful to see your advice to it! I was about to get "6 LED (looks too big and ugly), but so happy to see this site before I purchase. Everything you did on your kitchen looks so perfect and just beautiful. Thanks for your generosity to share precious and valuable advices! While there are hundreds of choices/products on almost anything in the kitchen, getting a hint of how it looks together from such a lovely kitchen truly, truly helps. I and my 5yr daugher became fan of your blog, too! Wishing you the best.
dfogarty wrote:Jan 31, 2013
  • jazzlvr

    May I inquire the dimensions of the island?

eawills14 wrote:Jan 7, 2013
  • subeeskitchen
    Polished would show the etching even more. (I had polished in a bathroom once.) I like the look and feel of honed.
  • dawnmarie1017

    What type of material is the perimeter counter, the pieta cardosa? is it hard to maintain, esp with kids around?

rfscully wrote:Nov 17, 2012
  • PRO
    Subway Tile Outlet
    The back splash looks like 3x6 white subway tile. Very pretty space!
  • Tonya Davidson

    subeeskitchen - are these 3x6? White grout or grey?

caseysjl wrote:Aug 30, 2012
  • pascalpascal
    Luv the subway tile. what is the make/brand and where can I buy it?
  • Sandy Cohen
    How are the subway tiles spaced out? How large is the grout line?
aggie80 wrote:Jul 7, 2013
glendonwynne wrote:Jan 6, 2013
  • barbaraof
    Source of those stools? What I'm really wanting to find though is same shape w/wood seats (same concern you mentioned, cold surface, wood would be warmer and maybe a titch more comfortable) I may have to go with custom made one$, ouch. Thanks. Lovely kitchen.
  • sheller5921

    How are the stools holding up? Scratches? I am considering these and love the look, but concerned about having to be careful with the finish. Thanks!

seabreezecindy wrote:Apr 21, 2013
  • kj1981
    what kind of wood flooring is this?
  • Eleanore T
    Hi again. What were you thoughts around not having any window treatment in particular for the bay window area? I have a similar bay window/bench seat (but smaller) and need to decide if I want some kind of window treatment-maybe faux roman shade. I have two side windows along my left wall and will probably put something up bc I need privacy but the back bay window area faces the back yard and a tree takes center stage. Thanks.
srbuchsbaum wrote:Sep 23, 2012
  • camms
    I love this flooring, Can you please tell me what flooring it is,
  • PRO
Elle wrote:Jul 12, 2013
  • abbey13
    Can you please tell me what color it is around the windows please
  • hgill
    What kind of fridge? Size and company?
Denise Storm wrote:Apr 26, 2013
  • Lindsey Tanner
    I love these! I need them! Are they the 12" medium or 16" large!?!
  • livgab
    Simply elegant- can you tell me the wall color? molding too?
amandamather wrote:Feb 27, 2013
  • dkcnbla

    wow, i tried a sample of edgecomb gray recently and it was much darker/more taupey than appears in your kitchen!

vivikenny wrote:Feb 17, 2013
  • Ashley Cross
    Is the 12" overhand enough or do you wish it was deeper? Trying to make that decision currently. I can either extend my bar space out to 16" or double the thickness of my slab to 6cm but I can't do both. If 12" is enough that would be nice to know. Thanks!
  • subeeskitchen
    12" is plenty!
bjks2 wrote:Dec 13, 2012
lag901 wrote:Oct 4, 2012
  • kmorris301
    Where are the lights from?
  • subeeskitchen
    The pendants are from Hudson Valley.
Lauren Huff wrote:Oct 1, 2012
  • Lauren Huff
    Thanks! I love everything about your kitchen!
  • subeeskitchen
    Thanks! Check out my blog to see what I cook in it: www.subeeskitchen.com
debbieharrison wrote:Aug 30, 2012
  • cletus
    Do you ever find the island too deep? Reaching to the kids on the stools? Debating a 5' or 4' island.

aaarts4 wrote:Feb 10, 2014
maxsampson wrote:Jan 2, 2014
  • khgott
    Subeeskitchen- I adore this kitchen you've created...just perfect, wish I could drop it in my house! Would love to know the paint colors you used on the walls and trim as well as the cabinets. Was also wondering about your subway tile, are they handmade? Or can you purchase them in a showroom, they seem to have a soft sheen to them- and is the grout a light grayish ? Love to hear!
  • jayde1
    My island and light pendants are very similar to this. We omitted the door knobs on the concealed cupboards so they look like panels. We opted for a push door effect and we are having three pendants rather than two as that size island (9') allows for an odd number. Love the bar stools
couoconn wrote:Nov 17, 2013
  • sbriglio
    Edgecomb gray bm
  • couoconn
    Thank you
Jeff Miller wrote:Sep 29, 2013
  • Sam Dewick
    Hi jeffjamesmiller. I'm guessing those tiles are 3x6 polished white tiles (either marble or porcelain.) They're available in most tile outlets, though we carry a similar tile too.
  • msmaggie38654
    Lowes has that type I'm thinking
sammybuns wrote:Jun 30, 2013
  • PRO
    Granite Grannies
    That looks like a marble. You should look at Quartzites. Quartzite is a natural stone (as opposed to man made "quartz") quarried like granite or marble. It tends to look like marble, but is usually stronger than granite. Here are three of my favorite quartzites:

    White Macaubas Quartzite in NW DC · More Info

    Super White Quartzite Kitchen in Calvert County, MD · More Info

    Taj Mahal Quartzite Fireplace Surround · More Info

    OR if you just have to have marble in your kitchen, you could use solid marble as a backsplash for a more durable stone, like in this kitchen:
    Soapstone Counters with White Carrara Marble Full Backsplash · More Info

    Soapstone Counters with White Carrara Marble Full Backsplash · More Info
  • PRO
    Hue Betcha Design
    I would recommend quartz! I usually deal with Cambria(cambriausa.com) but quartz countertops have come along way with different design aspects. There are a lot of different designs to choose from some of which could come close to your marble look. My favorite from Cambria is New Quay! When choosing cambria you have available to your great customizable options in which most of the time can fit almost any budget. Also quartz is said to be as almost as hard as a diamond meaning that scratching or cutting into it would be rather hard.
kimmiemurphy wrote:Mar 17, 2013
  • subeeskitchen
    From a local lighting showroom that's now out of business. It is a Preciosa brand, and the model has been discontinued (though the company may have newer, similar models).
Ruby Blue wrote:Mar 8, 2013
  • subeeskitchen
    So nice! Thanks
  • Celine Tremblay

    True ! All white, tiny grey and wood ! How simpler can it be? Yet, the outdoors is really welcomed in, a simple bouquet and we're on balcony... Perfect classic " art de vivre " !

    Very Beautiful !!!

sturner49 wrote:Feb 10, 2013
  • subeeskitchen
    The range is a BlueStar: 48", all-gas, 8 burners, 2 ovens.
  • cntipper
    Do you love the BlueStar? I have read really wonderful things about it on gardenweb, but just wanted another opinion! Thank you!
Debbie Erickson wrote:Dec 1, 2012
  • PRO
    Hard to tell but looks like a Dornbracht faucet.
  • subeeskitchen
    Both sinks have Dornbracht faucets. ("Tara")
bamabuilder wrote:Sep 6, 2012
  • ekzita
    mi piace.......
  • subeeskitchen
    Pietra cardosa
azlocker wrote:Feb 3, 2014
carolinelatta wrote:Jan 8, 2014
vzbt7y wrote:Nov 14, 2013
  • PRO
    VT Industries
    We have a variety of options very similar to this same look. Check it out: http://vtindustries.com/. Let us know what questions we can help answer.
j990839 wrote:Apr 5, 2013
  • subeeskitchen
    Thanks. The cabinets are just pure white. A close match is Benjamin Moore Super White.
fimky wrote:Apr 1, 2013
viet6255 wrote:Mar 21, 2013
  • subeeskitchen
    Hi - Please refer back to the previously posted questions - I know there are a lot of them but all of your questions have been addressed. The cushions are quite firm - they're 3" foam wrapped in batting, and then the Sunbrella fabric holds up very well. If anything I wish they would soften a bit because they make the seat height a tiny bit too high. Definitely like having the custom cushions, though.
ryderali wrote:Mar 21, 2013
  • subeeskitchen
    33" from base of pendants to countertop. We use 200-watt clear bulbs.
ejbmom wrote:Mar 19, 2013
  • subeeskitchen
    The chairs were from Restoration Hardware (10+ years ago). We had the slipcovers made by a local seamstress. Ordered the Sunbrella fabric from outdoorfabrics.com. Great fabric if you have kids - everything washes right out.
hbhwatkins wrote:Mar 14, 2013
  • subeeskitchen
    Wish the desk area could've been a little wider, so that at least one drawer could be wide enough for file folders. Also wish there was an overhang on the short ends of the marble, so that a bar stool could be brought around (better for conversation that 4 in a line).
Mariana Conant wrote:Mar 8, 2013
  • subeeskitchen
    Benjamin Moore Satin Impervo "White" is what we used on trim. Cabinetmaker had his own finish in "white". Also matches Benj. Moore "Super White".
corametivier wrote:Mar 6, 2013
  • subeeskitchen
    Thx -- it's from our old (and sadly, almost dead) native dogwood tree. I bring in a few cuttings every spring.
jillmc22595 wrote:Feb 4, 2013
  • subeeskitchen
    This is closest picture as of now -- planning to post more soon on subeeskitchen.com (my food blog). There are electrical strips on each short end of the island (if you zoom this picture you might be able to see them.) There are also outlets inside each short-end cabinet -- one for the stand mixer (with lift) and one for the wireless printer)
zeldaa wrote:Jan 27, 2013
  • subeeskitchen
    The glass/crystal chandelier is a Preciosa brand (discontinued model), from a local lighting showroom.
Cheryl Cummings wrote:Jan 25, 2013
  • subeeskitchen
    The floor is fir (from Russia, because we spec'd long boards to match the rest of the house). It's stained in Puritan Pine ( I think). Not sure I would recommend fir, though, unless you had an open floor plan like we do and were trying to match old wood. (It's VERY soft.)
gbrice11 wrote:Jan 12, 2013
  • subeeskitchen
    The chandelier is by Preciosa.
sgleaf wrote:Jan 11, 2013
  • subeeskitchen
    The overhang is 12". The kids have learned not to kick. Cabinets clean easily with Mr. Clean magic erasers.
daneddy wrote:Jan 3, 2013
  • subeeskitchen
    The cabinets and trim are pure white - no tint. (Trim color is the same throughout the house.) The wood floors and abundant natural light keep the room from feeling cold.
daneddy wrote:Jan 3, 2013
  • subeeskitchen
    We specified long boards (again to match the old floors); these came from Russia (!). 2 1/4" wide. They are stained with MinWax Puritan Pine. Be warned that fir is very very soft -- it will have a "patina" in no time. You have to be prepared for this.
E M wrote:Jan 2, 2013
  • subeeskitchen
    The knobs are very simple -- also RH, but I think they were "Aubrey". Finish for all is brushed.
pascalpascal wrote:Dec 26, 2012
  • subeeskitchen
    The design was a truly collaborative effort among architect, interior designer and homeowner (me).
Kristy Bartos_Geboy wrote:Dec 4, 2012
  • subeeskitchen
    The farm-style table is vintage.
williamsfp wrote:Nov 12, 2012
  • subeeskitchen
    I had these custom made by a local sewer. Ordered the Sunbrella fabric (stain-resistant) from outdoorfabrics.com.
janie62 wrote:Oct 31, 2012
  • subeeskitchen
    Cabinets were custom-made. Island is approx. 5'x9'.
jlogan wrote:Sep 12, 2012
  • subeeskitchen
    Benjamin Moore "Edgecomb Gray".
hutchinsonj517 wrote:Sep 3, 2012
  • subeeskitchen
    Thanks -- the flooring is long-plank fir (to match the rest of the 100-yr-old house). Very soft, though.
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                            Mitchell Parker added this to Houzz Call: Show Us the Photo That Inspired Your ProjectDec 20, 2016

                            Inspiration: Margaret Powers came across this photo while planning her home remodel, and it created a jumping-off point for opening up her floor plan with a new bump-out. “When I saw the photo, I instantly gained a vision for the odd bump-out on the side of the house,” Powers says. “Because of this photo, we made the bold move to remove the walls and pocket doors, and flood the whole downstairs with natural light. The image was embedded in my brain and was my reference point throughout the whole project.”

                            Lisa Higgins added this to Dream Spaces: 12 Beautiful White KitchensMar 12, 2014

                            This warm and welcoming kitchen, with its gleaming wood floors (long-plank fir finished with Minwax’s Puritan Pine), features an island covered in Calacatta gold marble. (Note the storage cabinets tucked behind the bar stools.) Other nice touches: the two large Hudson Valley Haverhill brushed-nickel pendants, classic Philippe Starck Emeco brushed-aluminum bar stools and contrasting gray countertops of Pietra del Cardoso.

                            Laura Gaskill added this to Easy, Beautiful, Cheap: Managing the 3 Points of Home ProjectsOct 16, 2013

                            Easy + Beautiful = Not CheapIf you do have the funds or are willing to wait and save up, shopping smart for the things you love and hiring pros when needed will certainly make your life easier. It's important to be honest with yourself about your skills, determination and patience — perhaps a DIY kitchen remodel appeals to your frugal heart, but if you have zero carpentry skills and no strong desire to learn about plumbing, wiring and the like, a remodel is probably best left to the pros. Of course, when you are talking about a kitchen remodel, "easy" is a relative term!

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                            Expand and renovate ... or move? We require very different things of a home depending on our stage in life. A family growing and welcoming new children will need more space. Space needs may diminish again after retirement, and in our later years, mobility and accessibility are important factors to consider. So, when faced with these changes, do you adjust your home to fit your needs, or do you move on?

                            What Houzzers are commenting on:

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                            Stools in front of storage doors. No handles on doors

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                            Like the cabinets. Seating area.

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