When Sybylla renovated her treasured 19th century Queen Anne Boston home, she made some bold choices. She wanted to preserve the character and beauty of her old home, but also bring in modern functionality and treat the house as a space to be lived in, not just admired. You can see this combination most clearly, perhaps, in her kitchen! Sybylla brought in a great find: A working, 1930s stove. Its gleaming metal and white enamel actually complements her other major addition perfectly: A simple IKEA kitchen suite with stainless steel countertops. She also added some mid-century Saarinen seats in the kitchen for a real blend of styles and periods, all held together by the bright white color scheme.
We love the unity of the white and the stainless steel, mixed with all the different styles of fixtures and furniture. Great job, Sybilla! This looks like a sunlit, exciting space to cook in.
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(Images: Ronee Saroff)