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Storage Solutions

When designing kitchens for urban homes, maximizing storage space is a challenge that all homeowners struggle to overcome. Thankfully, Purekitchen is here to help. For this Brooklyn Brownstone project, our clients already had a well-developed design concept but needed direction on how to store their wares efficiently. As the photos demonstrate, Mince and Herb Designer Momoyo Kamimura  was able to integrate some very clever solutions to this age-old problem – while also delivering on the clients’ request for a high-end, contemporary design that would act as a canvas for their beloved art collection. Momoyo satisfied their design intentions by specifying a museum-like white wash of gloss laminate surfaces balanced by the warm tones of caramelized bamboo found at the island and in the exposed cores of the laminate doors.

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Design Kitchens

Giving Life to Kitchen Design

We can honestly say that nothing gets us creatively engaged at Purekitchen like a challenge. So when asked by Boston-based Newton Kitchens and Design to help create a kitchen that was all at once fun, functional, and ecologically friendly, we were obviously excited.

Teaming up with NKD’s talented designer Pierre Matta proved to be a rewarding experience. His interest in the use of green products, coupled with his high level of professionalism and creativity, assured a productive partnership and a great outcome. After assessing the client’s needs and goals, Pierre settled on a bold design that expertly took advantage of the home’s existing palette.

Pierre’s choice to pair bamboo and painted white slab doors for the cabinetry complements the clean and modern look of the kitchen. Upon further thought it occurred to us that the use of natural materials like bamboo does something far more significant than simply enhancing a kitchen design – it gives it life.


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Design Home Tours Kitchens

Artists’ Rendezvous in Kanagawa

There’s not much that can go wrong when you combine the character of turn-of-the-century brick with contemporary Japanese design language. This certainly is the case for this renovation from architecture firm, No. 555. The project was conceived as an occasional work space for two transplanted design sisters, one from Hong Kong and one from LA, built from the ruins of the servants’ quarters of their childhood home. Gently modernized spaces with thoughtful accents make for a satisfyingly warm final product. Find the original article at Remodelista. Photography by Koichi Torimura.

 

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Design Designer Profiles Home Tours Kitchens

Balance Found in LA

Self-renovated by the Japan-born owners – fashion designers Momo Suzuki and Alexander Yamaguchi – this LA bungalow nestles neatly somewhere between Japanese and Scandinavian influences. Alexander also brings with him a special fondness for eBay-sourced mid-century furniture. The couple approached the project with a light touch, using the existing features to their fullest potential. Existing kitchen wall cabinets were raised to create the feel of more space, original oak floors were simply refinished, and windows outfitted with brass hardware. And the surgically styled collection of furniture and ceramics doesn’t hurt either. For more, visit Remodelista.

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