5 Reasons We Covet This Berlin Kitchen

5 Reasons We Covet This Berlin Kitchen

Lisa Freedman
Oct 4, 2016

If you aren't headed to Germany for Oktoberfest this year (or ever!), perhaps checking out this cute and functional, breezy Berlin kitchen might make you feel like you're there. Even better? It's got five features worth loving — or, at the very least, raising a bierkrug to.

1. All that natural light!

With an angled roofline, it would have been a crime not to put in all these skylights. And because they let in such a constant stream of natural light, they eliminate the need for a ton of extra lighting. There is, of course, one small spotlight near the sink for nighttime dish-washing sessions.

2. The cabinets have rounded edges.

At first glance, these flat-faced cabinet doors look relatively simple. But look closer and you'll notice the rounded edges, which remind us of pillows and add just a little bit of unexpected dimension.

3. It has smart storage options.

This onion and garlic holder is technically made for just that, but it totally reminded us of a mail holder. (In fact, that's what we thought it was until a reader pointed out our mistake!) If you can't find one of these, a mail holder would work just as well: It's got plenty of holes for circulation, which is good for garlic storage.

4. The colors are simple, but not sterile.

Even though this apartment is miles from Germany's northern coastline, the couple who lives there chose a muted palette of sand and sea grass throughout to give the space a soothing atmosphere. Sure, there are plenty of white and beige kitchens, but this place manages to pull it off without looking sterile or boring.

5. It's vintage and modern at the same time.

This kitchen is proof that a room (or even an entire house) doesn't have to fall into one specific design category. This space has modern lines and fixtures with tons of cool antiques mixed in. Just look at these vintage grain containers the couple found at a nearby flea market for just one Euro each.

See the rest of this German apartment: Imke & Thorsten's Breezy Berlin Apartment at Apartment Therapy

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