Kitchen of the Week: Modern Minnesota Walk-Up

An open, bright space topped the wish list with this Minneapolis kitchen. Since the kitchen is tucked away at the rear of the second floor of a walk-up residence, it was important to the client that it still feel central and connected to the rest of the house. Krista Schwartz of Indicia Interior Design opened up the kitchen to the adjoining chambers and gave it a fresh, crisp feel accented with a couple bright red fixtures.

Indicia Interior Design

The kitchen is set between the dining room and a tiny media area, so Schwartz joined all three of these living spaces through her style. She opened up the doorway to the dining room so that the 2 spaces had more of a connected feel. “Now the cook does not need to leave the celebration,” she states.

Since the kitchen is adjacent to a media room, Schwartz molded the end of the island into an oval, allowing for a convenient perspective of the TV. The positioning of the kitchen in the house also made it tough to locate a path to the exterior for the direct venting of the exhaust hood, but the builders made it work.

Range: GE Monogram; hood: Vent a Hood; refrigerator: Jenn Air; microwave: GE Monogram; dishwasher: Asko; drink refrigerator: Uline; bar stools: homeowner’s present

Indicia Interior Design

The residence is a walk-up, so the kitchen is located on the second floor and faces the garden. The lawn is set on a steep slope toward the house, so the kitchen has a very clear view of the entire lawn. The client redesigned the backyard at the exact same time and installed a beautiful water quality that faces the kitchen. “The kitchen is a very calm space once the windows are open and you hear the water falling,” Schwartz says.

Wall paint: Almond Bisque, Benjamin Moore; countertops: Silestone; staircase counter: iron red granite

Indicia Interior Design

The LED-lit cabinets are one of Schwartz’s favorite parts about the kitchen. Each shelf has a row of LEDs running through it, light up the interior of the cabinet once the doors are open. Each of the cabinetry has been custom made from walnut , and aluminum doors have been installed on the top cabinetry.

Stainless Steel pulls from Siro add to the kitchen’s contemporary look but are slim that fingerprints will not become a problem. Schwartz had walnut floors installed within this space and finished to match the flooring in the rest of the house for continuity.

Backsplash: Villi Mosaics; sink: Kohler; pendants: Tiella

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