Before & After: A Cellist's Beautiful Kitchen

This beautiful kitchen renovation belongs to an artist. Wendy Sutter is a cellist who has performed widely in classical and modern music, and who has collaborated with (and now dates) composer Philip Glass. She also loves food and cooking, and her New York apartment kitchen was recently remodeled by Luke Mulvey. Take a look at this lovely space.

Sutter says that she is inspired to cook by beautiful food, and the memories and influence of her grandmother. Her grandmother cooked out of Julia Child's books a great deal, and brought the love of French and Italian food into her repertoire. In fact, she says that if she weren't a musician, she would be a chef.

For the kitchen renovation, Mulvey was inspired by Sutter's love of beautiful things to take a small, cramped kitchen and, without the budget or scope of a teardown renovation, create a feeling of more space and light.

The result is really stunning, and we're so impressed by the final kitchen. We think it feels cool and gracious, yet warm and inviting at the same time. The natural light is wonderful, and all the tile and marble help reflect that light into the kitchen.

Here are a few notes from the designer on sources and materials used in the kitchen.

• Pendants are from Amaridian and are made in South Africa (Willowlamp)
• Backsplash is a cracked ceramic tile from Walker Zanger
• Floor is a marble (18x18) from WZ
• Countertop is a quartz, Luca de Luna, also from Walker Zanger
• Barstools are Bertoia from DWR
• Appliances are Miele and Liebherr
• Faucet and sink are Kohler
• Paint is Farrow & Ball

You can hear Sutter's music and see more of Mulvey's work at their respective websites.

Luke Mulvey
Wendy Sutter

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(Images: Peter Murdoch)