Kitchen Spotlight: Bright and Bold Cottage Kitchen

Kitchen Spotlight: Bright and Bold Cottage Kitchen

Faith Durand
Apr 21, 2009
With spring knocking on the door, and brighter sunshine coming in through the windows, we're looking for a little more color in the kitchen. This kitchen delivers it in spades. It's a modest kitchen in a small cottage on Long Island that belongs to a sculptor. Take a closer look at her kitchen and see some of the color she added through vintage finds and inexpensive ideas.

The sculptor, Elena Colombo, creates fire pits and bowls in dramatic sizes and shapes. Her home is colorful, too, with a flair for the found object. Here are a few things we noticed about her kitchen:

• That vibrant spring-green color on the kitchen walls didn't come in one can. Colombo layered on three colors: yellow, white, and spring-green. The result is this multi-dimensional greenish-yellow. It's so bright and pretty, a wonderful backdrop for vegetables!

• There's very little counter space; instead she brought in vintage tables and cupboards.

• This vintage sink was rusted around the bottom, so she painted a bright red stripe to cover the rest and dress up the sink.

• This cabinet was painted with leftover paint from another project.

• See the whole cottage tour: Home Tour: Beach Bungalow at Martha Stewart
• See Elena Colombo's work here: Fire Features

Related: Winter Color! Kevin and Greg's Sugar Shack Kitchen

(Images: Martha Stewart)

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