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A Modern Kitchen for a 1930s Home

We partnered with inspired couple: Kasey & Matthew, the Seattle based dynamic duo behind Turntable Kitchen to bring a modern touch to their classic Tudor home.

Turntable Kitchen is a site connecting food and music; they feature recipes with a focus on local fresh ingredients, hand-selecting 'Musical Pairings,' album reviews and musings on city life.

Barn & Willow: A Modern Kitchen for a 1930s Home 

Kasey shared some of the low and highlights of the remodel with us.  In her words, We learned a lot along the way, including that nothing ever goes to plan, and renovating an old house sort of becomes a game of Domino: once one piece tumbles, the rest follow. For us, it involved dealing with issues related to settling, needing to move a wall two more inches than we had planned, and modifying a cabinet front.

Barn & Willow: A Modern Kitchen for a 1930s Home

 As a family that lives and works out of our home, we knew that we needed to upgrade to a modern kitchen. We needed more space, or more functional space. We needed an oven and stovetop that we could rely on. We needed a refrigerator that could easily store enough groceries for a family of five.

Going down to the studs gave us an opportunity to not only address our needs, but also thoughtfully approach how we wanted the heart of our home to look.

A Modern Kitchen for a 1930s Home

SELECTING THE COUNTERTOP MATERIAL AND BACKSPLASH

We wanted to compliment the rich navy lower cabinets with a crisp, fresh, and timeless countertop and decided Cesarstone's quartz surfaces (the stone is molded and pressed into slabs and is known for its durability). We opted for one of the newer colors in their collection called White Attica, which features gorgeous gray veining, and after much back and forth, and incredible guidance from our local fabricators, Granite and Marble Specialties, we opted to extend it all the way up to a full-height backsplash. Now that we’ve been living with it for several months, I can tell you that it was definitely a good choice for us. 

Barn & Willow: A Modern Kitchen for a 1930s Home

CHOOSING THE APPLIANCES

For our appliances, we teamed up with the Italian brand Bertazzoni for our refrigerator, gas range, hood, and dishwasher. Our new appliances have been nothing but a dream (and they look like a dream, too). The refrigerator feels infinitely more spacious than our last, and cooking on gas is SO MUCH fun. Our dishwasher is also the quietest one I’ve ever encountered. Sometimes I don’t even know that it’s running.

Barn & Willow: A Modern Kitchen for a 1930s Home

 Barn & Willow: A Modern Kitchen for a 1930s Home 

Barn & Willow: A Modern Kitchen for a 1930s Home  Get Kasey's look with Flat Roman Shades in Mist Gray. 

DRESSING THE WINDOW

We decided to give our kitchen window a facelift, too, by giving it the same treatment as our bedroom (the scene of our “serene listening space“) with a lovely gray linen roman shade from Barn & Willow. It gives us just the right amount of privacy at night and feels especially fitting during Seattle’s gray winter months.

Barn & Willow: A Modern Kitchen for a 1930s Home

ADDING THE FINISHING TOUCHES

Last but not least, we perked up every nook and cranny with thoughtful touches. We repainted our door with Behr paint, and updated our hardware to a long-lasting and high-quality set from Grandeur Hardware, gave our walls some extra personality with a Schoolhouse Electric steel wall clock and a framed longhorn print from Randal Ford.  The pendant above the sink is also from Schoolhouse Electric and adds just the right touch of "romantic lighting." We finished the room with a stunning wool runner from Annie Selke, which feels nice under bare feet.

 

Check out Kasey's full reveal here 

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