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David's Green and Gray Kitchen




Woodside, New York



Square Feet:


How many people live in home:

Two: My boyfriend and I

What makes your small kitchen so cool?

What I love most about the kitchen is the green tile back splash. I wanted to keep the colors neutral--with wood cabinets, stainless steel appliances and slate gray counters and floor tile--so the green of the tile really stands out.

One challenge you overcame in your small kitchen, or a good resource you've found.

In New York City, especially in older apartment buildings, storage is always in short supply. While I had to keep the same basic footprint of the appliances, I was tempted to cover the opposite wall with 12-inch cabinets from floor to ceiling. In the end, I preserved an area next to the window for a small cafe table and two chairs.

Favorite Meal to Cook in Kitchen

Two weeks ago, I bought a Lodge grill pan and my boyfriend and I grilled veggies and hamburgers on the 4th of July. Because the window is right next to the stove, I propped a box fan in the window and all the smoke from the grilling was sent right out the window. Indoor grilling in New York City!

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Comments (7)

Great job!

posted by Francissssss on July 22, 2011 at 12:14pm
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That green tile is beautiful! For such a narrow space, this looks so roomy and functional. You did a great job!

posted by corneroffice on July 22, 2011 at 9:49am
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The colors are so soothing, so welcoming. Indeed, the green does make a splash, but not in an ostentatious. Bravo!

posted by JFinch on July 22, 2011 at 11:10am
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The forest green with warm brown is such an earthy, lush color combination. It's making me rethink the gray-white-chrome theme I was planning for my own kitchen. Hmm...

posted by ALien on July 22, 2011 at 12:28pm
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The green tile is quite alluring, and I love the warm tawny of the wood cabinets. It's like stepping into the woods with sun dappled leaves. I especially like the thoughtful restraint in leaving room for the cafe table in the corner for a cozy tea break or conversations with loved ones while cooking.

posted by spark76 on July 22, 2011 at 4:05pm
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posted by palomalovesme on July 22, 2011 at 8:25pm
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that is the sexiest tile job I've ever seen! What talent! What verve!

posted by cornshake on July 22, 2011 at 9:56pm
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