It's not a big surprise that I'm drawn to this picture. There's the antique rug that I like (but is big point of debate among this crowd), and the navy-and-marble combination of that island reminds me of this kitchen, which I covet. And just wait until you see how Jenny of Little Green Notebook created that island. It is flat-out genius.Little Green Notebook is one of my favorite blogs; Jenny is bold, creative, and apparently possessing of superpowers because I'm not sure how she completes some of these projects while running a design business and raising three girls.
Also impressive? Her family recently moved to New York City, so she's painting and constructing within the confines of an apartment.
The kitchen in her loft was along one wall in a huge, undefined space. So she used a favorite old dresser to make an island, separating the kitchen from the dining area and giving her more counter space. She refinished the back (which had always been up against a wall), painted the entire piece, and then added the white detailing. The carrara marble slab was part of a cheap coffee table she repurposed.
• See the full instructions at Little Green Notebook (and here are the details on the marble top).
I love how fearlessly she mixes the greenish navy blue (on the dresser) with black (on the cabinets). The dresser also takes a super modern kitchen and makes it a little more traditional and warm.
What do you all think?
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(Images: Jenny Komenda, used with permission)