4 design ideas that will make your kitchen feel like new


4 design ideas that will make your kitchen feel like

“Everyone touches the kitchen,” says Pamela Shamshiri. Before the working day begins, you can find the Iranian-born chief designer in her “office kitchen” preparing a Persian breakfast spread: feta cheese, eggs and “lots to nibble on for hours”. The enviable space, located in a 1920s Spanish colonial building on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, is the heart of Studio Shamshiri – a much-admired multidisciplinary design firm that opened in 2016 by Shamshiri and her brother Ramin is a designer, Shamshiri’s narrative -driven and research-intensive approach is brought to life in both residential buildings (like Anne Hathaway’s historic California mansion) and commercial properties (like the eccentric more-is-more hotel Maison de la Luz in New Orleans). After a year of almost constant cooking and working from our dining tables, our kitchens feel as tired as we do. As experts in bringing life to any room, we hired Shamshiri to teach us how to mix metals, balance form and function, and use natural materials like wood and slate.

1. Commit to color

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A bit of color works wonders when modernizing an existing kitchen. In this Manhattan house, Shamshiri added new fronts to the developers’ standard furniture, painting it an unexpected mustard shade. Would you like something similar? Try out Pablo Honey from Backdrop.

Get the look:

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Background Pablo honey color

Wooden counter and bar stool

2. Lean on wood

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“We’re moving more and more towards wood,” says Shamshiri, who finds the naturally occurring grain of bleached walnut or oiled oak timeless. In this La Jolla, CA home, Shamshiri complements wood cabinets with green slate and metal countertops such as copper taps from Waterworks and a stainless steel Wolf Dual Fuel range.

Get the look:

Crue by Kohler kitchen faucet in brass

Crue kitchen faucet from Kohler

Brighton floating wooden shelf

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3. Work around the problem

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Traditionally used to mask plumbing or storage in country kitchens, sink skirts can “hide a lot of things,” Shamshiri says of the vintage Indonesian fabric she hung under the kitchen sink in her LA office. Do-it-yourselfers can use a pull rod and sewing machine.

Get the look:

ZELLIGE hand cut Moroccan tile

Hand-woven Indonesian fabric

4. Mix your metals

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High-quality equipment does not have to forego style. For Ojai, CA, home of Anne Hathaway, Shamshiri opted for a handcrafted La Cornue Château 120 series with a light gray finish and mixed metal elements. But she often becomes even bolder and chooses bright devices from Lacanche. (We love Smeg too.)

Get the look:

Mauviel 10 “copper frying pan

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Barber Wilson swing arm pot filler

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Amanda Litchford

Making delicious meals and researching products has inspired me as a stay at home mom to start this website in helping out others who don’t have the time or expertise in the kitchen.

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