Bringing Light and Joy into a Family Kitchen
Designer Tamara Hubinsky of New York City-based Tamara Hubinsky Interiors set out to create this happy kitchen out of a previously dark and dated apartment space.
Before the redesign, this kitchen had aging, dark cherry cabinets, a lack of natural light and a dysfunctional layout.
To preserve the existing flooring and avoid issues with the multi-unit plumbing and ventilation, Hubinsky was challenged to keep everything in its existing location. Along with a refresh of colors and finishes, she updated the space by eliminating the bar-height countertop, creating a banquette under the window and incorporating a designated drinks area.
The main island has prep area with a double sink, dishwasher and pullout trash unit on one side. The other side has three columns of drawers, with space for a variety of extra plates and less-used kitchen supplies.
The banquette offers optimal seating for the family, as well as a pop of color with blue-dotted wallpaper and blue upholstered seats.