Room of the Week 7.24

I’ve been skipping on my usual Thursday ‘Room of the Week’ feature lately, so apologies for those who look forward to it! It’s just that recently I’ve been posting so many rooms that I felt it a bit redundant. But, I’ve collected up some absolute stunners (in my book anyway) that require the coveted title. So… what do you think about this one?

Imagine, for a minute that this is your home. Or, actually, it’s not quite yet your home. You’re looking for something a bit more modern and clean, perhaps, and the space is heavy with huge dark wood built-ins that are beautiful, buuuut… maybe not quite what you had in mind. Do you walk away? Give up on the possibility of what it could be? NO! You paint it all in white, keeping the oversized original architecture just as it is. You don’t even need to touch the ceiling because it’s absolutely fantastic. The fireplace? It definitely stays. You tear out everything else, build in clean modern islands topped with marble (what else?). You add a modern lighting fixtures, but in white so they blend incredibly well. You put in flooring that is a bit more ideal for a kitchen, top it off with a fabulously placed mirror, and you, my dear, have created a culinary dream. Well done.

(Room via desire to inspire.)

6 responses on “Room of the Week 7.24

  1. Anonymous

    That room is incredible looking but not very practical for cooking. Assuming there is a fridge in here, its too far from the sink which is far from the ovens which is awkwardly placed around the islands. Such an amazing space Im surprised it doesn’t have a better lay out. But I suppose if your home looks like this, you are probably eating at 3 Michelin starred restaurants everynight 🙂

  2. Anonymous

    agreed! the islands are WAY too far from each other! i’m assuming it’s to keep the space in front of the fireplace open. i wish i could see the other side of the rom, which i assume (or rather, hope) would be cupboards and a fridge (or two), etc etc. but you’re probably right… if this is your kitchen you might not necessarily be cooking in it every night!

  3. Anonymous

    This is incredible. Some of the details remind me of an old apothecary. I work for this company called Designers Call in Santa Monica that is really good at taking rooms and redesigning them with fun mixes of modern and vintage like this, plus they are affordable.


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Cassandra LaValle is the founder and editor-in-chief of coco+kelley where she explores trends in fashion, decor and entertaining, highlighting pieces that exude classic design and glamour. As a designer, she consults clients across the globe on styling their homes and private events from her offices in Seattle.

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