To transform the narrow galley kitchen into an open, airy family zone, Gordon first added a steel beam to anchor the house. Playing off that loftlike feature, they picked horizontal plank siding for the walls. Creamy lacquered cabinetry and stainless steel appliances balance the look with some city slickness. Enter Angie to pull the two sides together with naturally beautiful glass tile and modern pendant lighting.
Steal this Idea: Instead of beaded board, cover walls with horizontal planking that mimics old clapboards. Here, they’re installed flush for a more modern feel.
Cabinetry: custom by GCW Inc..
Wall paint: Silver Lining (32-32), by Pratt & Lambert.
Pendant lights: Drop 1 Pendant from Design Within Reach.
Stools: Tibetan Barstool in black by Pottery Barn.
Sink faucet: EasyInstall Pre-Rinse Unit (B-0113) by T & S Brass, available through Berlin’s Restaurant Supply, Inc..