Holly + Magda's Kitchen Remodel
Kitchen Renovation in Portland
The new kitchen in this 1909 NE Portland home was inspired by the owners' gutsy attitude and love of midcentury furniture.
A conventionally attractive kitchen didn't suit Holly + Magda, so we opted for a bold materials palette: western walnut cabinetry, gunmetal tile, and white quartzite countertops. Skylights and a glass exterior door maximize daylight. Ample task lighting and a Jasper Morrison Glo-Ball provide additional lighting for all moods and functions.
This kitchen was published in Portland Monthly and Design*Sponge.
Generic and poorly functioning, the old kitchen was gutted. All salvageable materials and appliances were donated to the Portland Rebuilding Center.
Old + new
To harmonize the new modern space with the vintage of the home, we maintained the existing kitchen footprint and designed a cabinetry scheme to fit seamlessly into the bones of the room. Matched oak flooring further connects old and new.
Hard + soft
Bold but not cold: that was a major goal for this project. Materials were carefully chosen with this in mind. Select walls are upholstered in a dramatic gunmetal gray tile. Semi-reflective, the tile catches the light and softens the dark tones. Handmade by Heath Ceramics, each tile is unique, giving a gorgeous tactile quality to the space as a whole.
Richly textured Oregon black walnut was used for the cabinetry. Wood pulls are a nod to midcentury furniture and are warm to the touch.
Photographer: Anna M Campbell