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Design Inspiration… Kitchens and Bathrooms

The smallest part of a New York City apartment (aside from the closet space) is the kitchen…or the bathroom…or maybe BOTH. I grew up in Manhattan so I am used to a tiny bathroom and a cramped galley kitchen. Luckily I don’t have the mini-oven or mini-fridge like some crawl-space walk-ups do–but my kitchen is still kid-sized–as is my bathroom. There are two good things about small spaces: Less mess and easy make-over. You can change the whole look and feel of a kitchen with a few minor alterations and additions…like chalkboard paint and some new sink accessories and a cutting board from Mjölk.

I spend the better part of my morning poring over images of simple, chic, airey spaces. I have selected a few kitchen images from my fave Design Sponge Sneak Peek section to show how minor details like white shelving stocked with white dinnerware creates a clean look or how a few carefully selected accessories can elevate the room… Think semi-expensive cutting board paired with simple white Ikea mugs or antique flea-market bottles and wine boxes for ingredient storage. Little imaginative touches make all the difference.


Rachel Bending from Bird Textiles in Australia


Amie Weitzman featured in Litchfield Magazine




And now for one great bathroom pic…

Design Inspiration PAINT PROJECT

I stumbled across this image on The Pursuit Aesthetic and I am heading to the store today to purchase paint. I don’t know the origins of this picture so I can’t find out any information but I LOVE the dark doors/white walls contrast and I think it is just what I need to give my place a small and simple facelift. It’s not like painting the whole apartment–UGH don’t get me started on that. I end up with paint in places one should never have paint–places that rarely see the sun. And let’s not talk about trip work. My light switched are still coated with paint and one plate is missing all together. This causes a definite fire hazard. Side note, the plate has been missing for two years. It is in my life every day–all day. You think I would have installed a new one by now. Nope. I am currently without health insurance so I think an electric shock should be avoided. Note to self–pick up switch plate today.