There aren't many of us that can say we sleep above our kitchen in an open air loft, but Mike Murphy can. He's an interior designer in New York City and naturally he brings his work home. His Brooklyn loft is one straight from the inspiration books and we're happy we got a chance to take a peek inside his masculine vintage kitchen. Many New Yorkers would have an initial reaction of disbelief when seeing how large Mike's kitchen is, while non-city-dwellers might be turned off by the lack of cabinet space. While we're not sure if Mike removed previously installed cabinets and opted for the shelves or not, we're 100% on board with the current look. There's something to be said about residents who opt out of traditional cabinetry and replace them with shelves. It's a pretty popular trend right now and not only does it look great, but it keeps you seriously organized! One more thing we need to point out about the shelves — they're made from reclaimed wood, which gives a seriously fantastic masculine vibe that kitchens are so often in need of.
In comparison to the rustic shelves, we really love the dark wood on the lower cabinets and drawers. They work so well with the white marble (we love when residents choose to go with marble instead of granite) and stainless steel appliances. The dark wood also really brings out the gel-stained white floors that Mike did himself.
The use of vintage accessories throughout the kitchen really elevate the space and make it truly inspirational and unique!
See the full tour: Mike's Masculine Vintage
Images: Mat Sanders