Crisp ArchitectsTraditional Kitchen, New York

Rob Karosis, Photographer

Inspiration for a timeless enclosed kitchen remodel in New York with glass-front cabinets, wood countertops, white cabinets, an undermount sink, white backsplash and white appliances —  Houzz
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This photo has 75 questions
leslieann1 wrote:Nov 14, 2011
  • Heidi
    I just painted my walls Farrow and Ball lichen- it looks exactly the same as the picture
  • Molly Elmore
    I would love to have this color. I should have read the reviews. Ball Green was way off.

    Can someone send me what they found out about the color?
cityd wrote:Oct 30, 2013
  • cjgrey1
    I was told that I would not like my finished original wood floors in my kitchen--had them refinished six years ago and I still love them. Easy to care for and shows less dirt than any other flooring.
  • cityd
    Do you need solid wood to make a butcher block or it is OK to use laminate wood? Sorry if the answer is obvious. I live in a country where it is not common to have butcher blocks. They use here marble or quartz or other stuff, but almost no one uses wood countertops in the kitchen. That's why I need to get all the information on my own. I asked about solid maple wood here, and it looks like it is very expensive, but there are blocks of laminate maple wood at reasonable prices.
    Thanks a lot!
malyabryna wrote:Dec 21, 2013
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    Crisp Architects

    The wall color is "Ball Green" by Farrow and Ball.

  • cleides

    What kind and color is the granite on the countertop?

Judith Mcmurdo wrote:Oct 23, 2013
  • joyroush
    Are the countertops all Maple? The pictures make the counters by the sink look like some type of stone- optical illusion?!
  • PRO
    The idea really looks great. Include some contrasting colors as that would increase the ambiance effect of the room. The butcher block counter top is really awesome one.
pixey wrote:Sep 3, 2013
  • Laura Thoma
    This kitchen is inspiring! I was wondering what brand the cabinets are...I love the lines.
  • PRO
    Simply Knobs And Pulls
    I would love to use this photo on our website, could I have your permission?

    You can find all of the Top Knobs products here Hope that helps you find what you are looking for.
rosecottagehome wrote:Aug 31, 2012
  • rosecottagehome
    I think finishes on cabinet/ drawer pulls can differ from lighting. My new kitchen has this. The picture above is not my kitchen, one off of houzz, posted at the time to represent my dilemma, since my kitchen was still under construction. Check out the photo gallery to see what your preferences are.
  • spindarelli

    Anyone know what the make and actual colour of the (green) paint is in the picture at the top of the page?

mccorry wrote:Mar 22, 2012
  • kaseyo
    do you polyurathane or oil or both?
  • kate11803
    what is the countertop surrounding the sink made from?
mycarelink wrote:Jun 1, 2013
  • tcwoo
    Ty for the suggestion of another color. I have a north facing room that gets little warm light so I will look at forest hills.
  • Ed Win
    They have nice warm colours at Farrow & Ball I see, Ty!
salomie wrote:Mar 27, 2013
  • suzannekeller
    Im also interested in the countertop
  • Cindy Lubke

    I must have misunderstood: I thought the countertops were maple butcherblock (wood). But the above comment states "laminate". Can you explain?

blondmom1978 wrote:Jan 8, 2013
  • blondmom1978
    Yes,that did help thank you so much:)
  • rmeyer76
    What is the name/brand of the paint?
hmbrkall wrote:Feb 2, 2014
  • Amanda Freeman
    Sorry I found what I was looking for!
  • tidwellian
    absolutely love this kitchen, layout similar to my own, going to try to create something similar in my home. Thank you for the photos - just wonderful
viviessa wrote:Nov 23, 2012
  • nassau1
    What quartz countertop looks like butchetbloc
  • PRO
    Oak & Broad
    The island top looks like maple butcher block. The floor looks like White Oak :-)
cjcmus wrote:Nov 17, 2014
dolly20 wrote:May 11, 2014
  • dolly20
    Yes I would like to know the brand please. Thank you!
  • dolly20
    I am considering using the beadboard wallpaper instead of the real beadboard for my kitchen backsplash. The only thing I'm worried about is that my walls are textured. Will it work on textured walls?
wildhorses55 wrote:Mar 26, 2014
  • Ana Colon
    Are the countertops wood? I love wood but I hear it's not a good idea for countertops. Is there a laminate or anything out there that looks like wood?
  • patrickluci
    What Pantone was used on the cabinets.
Vivi wrote:Nov 29, 2013
  • PRO
    I think a picture light will do good for that painting on top of the fireplace.
  • joantheo

    Where is this light from?

kountrygirl wrote:May 15, 2013
  • Brandon Lake
    What is this countertop made of and how much maintenance does it require?
  • PRO
    Crisp Architects
    The counter is Maple butcher block and as far as as maintenance goes, mineral oil is a great product to use on the surface. You can also get the butcher block sealed.
Joanne Hoffmann wrote:Mar 29, 2013
  • Penny
    What color is the paint in this kitchen called?
  • PRO
    Crisp Architects
    Ball Green by Farrow and Ball, it may appear darker in the picture because of our photographer's edits so I would recommend ordering samples.
goldenstar19 wrote:Mar 27, 2013
wwillock wrote:Mar 27, 2013
  • wwillock
    Do you know the name of the pulls?
  • traci_morris
    i was also wondering how long they are? and did you use varying sizes on different drawer widths?
Crystal Andrushko wrote:Mar 19, 2013
  • Thongdee Phonthipsavanh
    Thank you very much that you send to me this photo .I Love it
  • petragu1
    Like the beadboard backsplash. What kind of paint was used and was it sealed?
mteach wrote:Feb 17, 2013
  • jkhayes
    I love this and already have this color on my kitchen wall. I would like to paint my cabinets white but I have black appliances and can't replace right now...would this look still work?
  • PRO
    Advantage Realty Professional
    I just painted the ceiling white already have the green walls and my cabinettes are a really pretty oak.........Ugh the ceiling is way to white - I picked out a color called swiss mocha thinking it would be rich and clean but it just looks stark. I love the walls please help. I need to pick a new color for the ceiling, thank you,
kate11803 wrote:Jan 24, 2013
cdiaz123 wrote:Jun 9, 2012
avamom2012 wrote:Feb 21, 2012
  • avamom2012
    Thank you for answering. Truly warm, inviting home.
  • amars
    My husband and I have been pouring through kitchens, and this one gets it! Very well done, classic, warm and inviting. Upscale but not pretentious or intimidating. Lovely.
katedhl wrote:Nov 15, 2011
dwarfism wrote:Nov 2, 2014
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    Crisp Architects
    Farrow and Ball "Ball Green"
  • Sharon Brazill
    what is the colour in the living room, it looks like a lighter green?
Millie Stires wrote:Feb 6, 2014
  • PRO
    Crisp Architects
    Thanks for your interest! I will check the drawings and get back to you asap.
Wendy Adams wrote:Jan 31, 2014
  • PRO
    Crisp Architects
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chansen57 wrote:Nov 12, 2013
  • PRO
  • thesoulgardener
    Is the same "Ball Green" colour used in the livingroom over the fireplace?
krbarber wrote:Nov 3, 2013
  • PRO
    Crisp Architects
    They are indeed butcher block counter tops.
  • Ericka Dobriner
    Who is the manufacturer of the Pendant Lights over the island? Thank you!
tracykg wrote:Oct 24, 2013
  • PRO
    Crisp Architects
    The lighting in the house, as well as the editing done by our photographer can distort the look of some of the paint colors, making them appear lighter or darker than they do in real life. I would always suggest getting paint samples to see how the color works for you. This color here is by a company called Farrow and Ball and is called "Ball Green"
  • markam1171
    I have the same color scheme with my kitchen except we are trying to get granite countertops -- any ideas on the color(s)/shades that would go with this kitchen?
Cyndy King wrote:Apr 23, 2013
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    Crisp Architects
    Although it appears this way, it is purely because of the photograph. Our photographer will edit and play with lighting to achieve the ideal shot, however as a result, the colors can appear different than they actually are. Keep this in mind when you find paint colors on Houzz and always order samples before hand to see how the color will look on your walls. Hope this helps. If you want something closer to what the picture looks like, I would suggest Benjamin Moore Forest Hills Green.
  • Cyndy King
    Great. I will try that. Thank You for your response.
sbretz3 wrote:Apr 12, 2013
  • PRO
    Crisp Architects
    Although it appears this way, it is purely because of the photograph. Our photographer will edit and play with lighting to achieve the ideal shot, however as a result, the colors can appear different than they actually are. Keep this in mind when you find paint colors on Houzz and always order samples before hand to see how the color will look on your walls. Hope this helps.
  • katelovesgardens
kathyunderwood wrote:Feb 8, 2013
sukreller wrote:May 27, 2012
  • PRO
    Crisp Architects
    All maple butcherblock and 30" of stone on either side of the sink.
  • Peter Poltor
    What type and color of stone is it?
dbeachva wrote:Jan 3, 2012
  • PRO
    Crisp Architects
    It is a limestone that Arena Stone Products,Inc. calls Fossil Green Antiqued.
joantheo wrote:Mar 7, 2018
  • PRO
    Crisp Architects

    The wall color is "Ball Green" by Farrow and Ball.

Linda Nelson wrote:Jan 31, 2018
  • PRO
    Crisp Architects

    One of the drawbacks to bamboo is that if it is not natural and has been carbonized, it can be soft and dent fairly easily, making it a not ideal fit for a high use area such as a kitchen. However, an un-carbonized bamboo floor is nearly as strong as red oak, so it is more durable, but still has a tendency to scratch from pet claws or high heels, etc.

monajamison wrote:Oct 5, 2016
  • PRO
    Crisp Architects

    The best advice we can offer would be to print the photo and bring it to a local paint store and ask them to match the color the best they can. If you get a few samples that are both a shade lighter and darker you can pick which color you think is best and works in the space. It's very important to see how a color reacts to the way light enters each space as that can drastically alter how you see the room.

Ali Thomsen Hutchinson wrote:Jul 6, 2016
  • PRO
    Crisp Architects

    Yes, the cabinets and beadboard are also painted with Benjamin Moore" Navajo White".

droberts54 wrote:Jun 8, 2016
  • PRO
    Crisp Architects

    The backsplash is painted beadboard.

marejohnson84 wrote:May 16, 2016
  • PRO
    Crisp Architects

    Hello, I apologize for any difficulty you are incurring. Please clarify a few things: Did you create an idea book to share with Crisp Architects? If this is a technical question, please contact Houzz customer service directly. Thank you.

joycedavis63 wrote:Apr 6, 2016
  • PRO
    Crisp Architects

    The floor is a solid oak wood floor with a clear finish.

quebec85742 wrote:Jan 10, 2016
  • PRO
    Crisp Architects

    Unfortunately the couch was supplied by the client by we have no information regarding the manufacturer or fabric.

jendela23 wrote:Dec 30, 2015
  • PRO
    Crisp Architects

    The ceiling height is 9'-10", the soffit height is 1'-6" and the upper cabinets are 3'-10" tall.

jenn tufano wrote:Dec 21, 2015
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    Crisp Architects

    If you look at our page on Houzz and the project titled "Connecticut Home" there are three total pictures of this kitchen taken from different angles / locations. Those are the only photographs we have of the project though.

ksikkink wrote:Dec 9, 2015
  • PRO
    Crisp Architects

    These are Clemson Pendants by Remains Lighting.

peterespo wrote:Nov 26, 2015
  • PRO
    Crisp Architects

    The countertop by the sink does indeed change. It is travertine.

Sue Hardin wrote:Sep 18, 2015
cjcmus wrote:Nov 17, 2014
  • PRO
    Crisp Architects
    Thanks for your interest, were you inquiring about the manufacturer or something different?
pybear60 wrote:Oct 19, 2014
  • PRO
    Crisp Architects
    Thanks for your interest! I will have to check back to the drawings for correct dimensions and get back to you asap.
bdragona wrote:Aug 2, 2014
  • PRO
    Crisp Architects
    I do not recall the product specifics off hand, I will check our records and get back to you on that. Thanks for your interest.
ppot wrote:Mar 26, 2014
  • PRO
    Crisp Architects
    Hoods are not required by code however ventilation is. A window or ceiling fan could suffice, but if needed, there are some creative ways to conceal the ductwork. It depends on the situation. There are also pop up vents available.
lbbradley wrote:Jul 11, 2013
  • PRO
    Crisp Architects
    To answer your question, butcher block wood counter tops are meant to be cut on and are designed to withstand frequent cutting and scratching. For maintenance, you would apply mineral oil from time to time to prevent over drying. The material is long lasting and timeless and offers great aesthetics as well as practical uses to any kitchen.
monsieh wrote:May 22, 2013
tenorians wrote:May 14, 2013
  • PRO
    Crisp Architects
    The floor is a solid oak wood floor with a clear finish. The molding and trim are from Spiegel Woodwoking out of Kingston, NY. The crown molding model number is #SAW318 and the trim model number is #IL228.
pegcherasia wrote:May 11, 2013
  • PRO
    Crisp Architects
    Mineral Oil is a great product to use. Another suggestion is pure raw almond oil, walnut oil. or raw tung oil. Raw tung oil is obtained by pressing the seeds from the nut of a tung tree. When applied in many fine coats over wood, tung oil slowly cures to a satin "wetted wood" look with slight golden tint. It resists liquid water better than any other pure oil finish. Mineral oil, however is cheap, easy to find, and easy to apply. I think any of these choices will work fine, you should choose what will work for you.
tenorians wrote:Apr 28, 2013
leahsbartlett wrote:Apr 6, 2013
  • PRO
    Crisp Architects
    That would be a question to ask the Houzz team. They can be reached by their email address:
Joanne Hoffmann wrote:Mar 30, 2013
  • PRO
    Crisp Architects
    Thanks for your interest, approximately 5' wide.
beautifulpansies wrote:Mar 27, 2013
  • PRO
    Crisp Architects
    Thanks for your interest! The backsplash is simply a painted beadboard paneling. There are more pictures of this renovation in our project album titled "Connecticut Home"
lzaeder wrote:Mar 24, 2013
  • PRO
    Crisp Architects
    Yes there is a cabinet, and the tall portion is 3'-1" tall, and the lower 2'-8" tall.
jeanrichwein wrote:Dec 2, 2012
  • PRO
    Crisp Architects
    That was purchased by the clients so I do not have information on them but they were individual frames roughly 5 x 7's.
pillbug wrote:Sep 11, 2012
  • PRO
    Crisp Architects
    What you are seeing here is paneling that is painted white. I do not recall the exact shade of white, I will try to find out and let you know asap.
scottnlisaa wrote:Jun 10, 2012
  • PRO
    Crisp Architects
    I spoke to the owner(who picked the colors) and this room is Farrow and Ball - Ball Green. The trim is Ben Moore Navajo White.
maribetholeynick wrote:Feb 28, 2012
Pat Scuteri wrote:Jan 27, 2012

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Five Star Painting added this to 8 Small Spaces Where Paint Can Make a Big ImpactAug 2, 2017

7. Kitchen nooks and crannies. Typically, I find there isn’t too much paintable space in the kitchen. But when I do find it, it’s between the cabinets, appliances and backsplash. When space is limited, I always encourage owners to go bold and use colors that offset the room’s features. For example, in a kitchen with white cabinets and natural stone countertops, pick a hunter green or dark blue. In large quantities, these dark shades might feel overwhelming, but in small quantities, they give the room a strong dimension.

Erin Carlyle added this to How to Create a Cohesive Color Flow Throughout Your HomeMay 12, 2016

2. Pay Attention to SightlinesSan Francisco interior designer and color expert Jennifer Ott frequently works with clients who want more variety in their wall colors. When that is the case, she suggests considering sightlines. When you’re standing in the living room, what other rooms will you see? If you have a view into the kitchen, the dining room and the foyer, then the colors for those spaces need to work well together. “It can start to look really wacky if you have a different color scheme in each room,” Ott says.Find an interior designer near you

Charmean Neithart Interiors added this to 12 Tried-and-True Paint Colors for Your WallsMar 17, 2013

Green. I have long admired the shade of green in this kitchen. I think it's perfectly paired with the white cabinets and does a good job of adding warmth. This mellow shade of green is Farrow & Ball's Ball Green 75.

Buckminster Green LLC added this to Contractor Tips: 10 Home Areas That Likely Need a ProOct 23, 2012

10. Painting. I know, it sounds ridiculous — if you can't paint, what DIY project can you do? Keep in mind, I'm not here to stop you from painting your own house. Just consider that a good, lasting paint job takes a lot of prep work. Sometimes this can involve wall repair, scraping paint (which can be a health risk if it's lead paint), priming and caulking over old finishes with various products. Depending on what you're working with, you may need someone with more experience to help. Next: The 10 Hats Your General Contractor Wears

What Houzzers are commenting on:

Jennifer Heinisch added this to Jennifer's ideas3 days ago

Butcher block counter tops - how much maintenance required?

HU-698493069 added this to My ideas3 days ago

I like the feel of this kitchen/den ensemble

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