Karen, a food photographer, and her husband Chandler, a writer and cinematographer, share a love for high ceilings, wonderful light, richly colored wood, and Brooklyn. Their airy one-bedroom in Park Slope is the ideal live/work space, with plenty of room for dinner parties and food photo shoots. The kitchen, unsurprisingly, is one of their favorite rooms! Open shelves showcase Karen's custom-made archival Japanese silk boxes from Talas, along with her prettiest dishes. And the light! Oh, the wonderful light.
As Karen tells Design*Sponge:
One of our favorite rooms in the apartment is our sunny kitchen, painted in Cornsilk by Benjamin Moore. The previous owners put up the large framed peg board, which holds many of our pots and pans and helps to keep things organized since we don't have a pantry. Our wooden shelves and cabinetry are stained with a French country-inspired light blue. We like to display different stacks of plates and bowls on the shelves and often sort and resort them by color or style.
As a Brooklyn resident myself, I would die to cook and work in this kitchen! It's the perfect mix of old and new. And don't you just love the yellow pegboard?
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