Location: Clinton Hill, Brooklyn
Size & Type: 64 square feet in a 1.5 bedroom coop
Favorite resource: I found my paint color (Janovic's Siberian Snowflake) and my faucet (Hansgrohe's Interaktiv S) through AT links.I did all of my research and most of my purchasing online.
Inspiration: I looked to my favorite movie, "Down With Love," for style inspiration. From there I concentrated on materials with subtle, natural patterns...
Inspiration, continued: ... (granite countertop, cherry cabinets, cork floor) and chose hard, clean lines for the backsplash and knobs to contrast. I also made sure to use light lights, dark darks, and some mid-tones. I had my contractor fabricate little cubbies between the window and the stove. The space was too small for a cabinet, but I couldn't lose the space. The tall pantry by the entrance was also a great way to add storage.
Tip: Triple check everything to avoid unbearable delays. Living with construction is the worst.