Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Look in the corner.


Hidden mini kitchen. Adorable.

15 comments:

deeppurple&blue said...

not a huge vintage fan.. but i absolutely loooooove this image.. the white color.. light.. adorable chairs.. n oh yeah i noticed teh hidden kitchen as well.. can i knw the source?

Anonymous said...

Please explain for my small brain. Why would you need a mini-kitchen in another room? Is the house so large that you would need this?
Also, why is there a cabinet under the mantle? Did they remove the fireplace and replace it with storage?

stella said...

i would also love to know the source.

anon, looks to me like this is an apt/condo and this might be the _only_ kitchen (the entrance door appears to open straight into this room on the right). i think for a small unit, this is a very cute solution. reminds me of Alisa Regas's apt from the Winter 2008 issue of O at Home but more traditional.

Anonymous said...

I saw this apartment a while ago on one of those HGTV shows (Small Space, Big Style, I think). This is a one-room studio apartment. Her canopied bed is on the other side of the room outside the picture. You would not believe how much mileage this lady got out of her space, but the kitchen is one example of it. At the foot of her bed she has a skirted ottoman that hides her cat litter box. The whole apartment (which is on Central Park West, or Amsterdam or something like that, just blocks from Central Park) is brilliant. Love it.

RobtW said...

If you have to live in one room, this kitchen has it all over the usual abominations stuck in a corner that manage to dominate most studio apartments no matter how small their size. Well done.

As "why is there a cabinet under the mantle?", the bi-fold doors suggest there's a TV inside -- TV is the new hearth & home.

kelly giesen said...

I was so surprised and excited to see this today! This was my original studio apartment in NYC - 440 sq feet. Attached is a link to my website which shows other views and my newer space down the hall.

http://www.kellyg-design.com/

If you are interested in renovations check out my blog which will cover my next one. Regarding the fireplace, I found an antique mantle and turned it into my entertainment center. The cabinet under the fireplace hides the TV, DVD, and cable box. This was built before flat screens became affordable. There was also storage on either side. You can see the newer adaptation of this idea in my current space using a flat screen.

Kelly

Decorno said...

Thank you, Kelly! I was just here to comment that I had no idea where this image came from... all I know is that it's been saved in my "favorites" file for a while. I just love it.

Halcyon House said...

Agreed...elegant and adorable. Bravo.-HH

kelly giesen said...

Thanks a million Decorno for featuring my space!

Anonymous said...

I thought the whole thing was a kitchen, what with people making kitchens look like other rooms lately. So I was looking for a little doll-kitchen in the corner... Disappointed not to find it.

Anonymous said...

Hate it. Hate the shabby chic all- white crap. Hate that the sofabed and, in fact, entire space would smell of bacon, garlic and whatever else you had for dinner 3 nights ago.

LauraJane said...

Oh this is sooo cute!

kpeach said...

so cute, love that chandelier

Nicki said...

I have seen this petite home on Small Spaces, Big Style on HGTV. The chic who lives here did an excellent job of working with a space smaller than 800 sqft.
The neutral palette and tone on tone use of white is awesome. Just don't spill anything!

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