A Biggest-Hits Kitchen for a Danish-American Couple in London: Kitchen of the Week

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Some time again Julie and I had been struck by a kitchen by a younger architect in London, with a springy palette of pale pinks and greens, painted white brick, and wall of steel-framed home windows opening onto a terrace backyard. However there was one thing about it we couldn’t fairly put our finger on—till we emailed with the architect and the owners. Because it turned out, the kitchen (and the remainder of the home, all not too long ago transformed) learn like a best hits album of Remodelista favorites: Dinesen flooring and cladding, a Plain English kitchen, furnishings from One other Nation and Studioilse, and lighting from Workstead.

Some backstory: The home is a four-bedroom Victorian townhouse on Groombridge Street in South Hackney, transformed by London-based Mike Tuck Studio for Catherine and Toke Nygaard, a Danish-American couple who relocated to London from California with their two boys. The request? A home that might swimsuit their design backgrounds—each Catherine and Toke labored in design companies in San Francisco and New York earlier than beginning work at a Silicon Valley software program firm (Toke) and Web-a-Porter (Catherine)— and what they describe as their “Scandinavian want for uncooked wooden and an English obsession with painted paneling and quaint kitchens.” And the downstairs wanted to be designed with accessibility in thoughts, too; the household moved to London in order that the couple’s older son may take part in a medical trial within the metropolis.

Tuck, who can also be a design educating fellow in structure at Cambridge College, designed the interiors “to mirror the couple’s love of timber and open fires,” with a kitchen that opens instantly onto the terrace and into the rambling parks past. Have a look inside.

Pictures by Luke Hayes, courtesy of Mike Tuck Studio, besides the place famous.

the kitchen, with steel framed doors that lead directly into the terrace garden 9
Above: The kitchen, with steel-framed doorways that lead instantly into the terrace backyard on the identical degree.

The world had historical past for Catherine and Toke, who met in East London. “We appeared for a while and Catherine discovered this home,” Toke says. “The earlier house owners saved it within the type of Pippi Longstocking’s quirky villa. The backyard was a wilderness of childhood reminiscences and the home got here with a narrative about how the house owners had gotten married by the little backyard door to the park. That’s simply too good to not miss out on.” (The inexperienced backyard gate behind the terrace opens instantly onto Wells Road Widespread, which itself leads into Victoria Park.)

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