Steal This Look: A Polychromatic Dream Kitchen in Hackney, London

Danish-American couple Catherine and Toke Nygaard moved from California to a Victorian townhouse in East London. Their remodel, by Mike Tuck Studio, includes the ultimate Scandi-meets-Brit kitchen made up of Plain English cabinetry, Dinesen flooring, modern British craft furniture, and an unexpected color palette (pink and green). The look as a whole works so well, it’s infectious: All of us at Remodelista are taking note. Here’s a list of the kitchen’s key elements, right down to every light fixture (there are many) and accessory.

Dining Area in Groombridge Road Project by Mike Tuck, Photo by Luke Hayes Above: A shot of pink by way of a custom beadboard dining bench and pink Louis Poulsen pendant lights. Photograph by Luke Hayes from Kitchen of the Week: A Greatest-Hits Kitchen for a Danish-American Couple in London.
Kitchen in Groombridge Road Project by Mike Tuck, Photo by Luke Hayes Above: The kitchen cabinets and island are from Plain English’s Osea kitchen, done up in a custom shade of olive green (see source below). Photograph by Luke Hayes from Kitchen of the Week: A Greatest-Hits Kitchen for a Danish-American Couple in London.
Kitchen in Groombridge Road Project by Mike Tuck, Photo by Luke Hayes Above: Can’t go wrong with a Plain English-meets-Gaggenau approach. The cooktop and vent hood shown are both from Gaggenau (see below for the source). Photograph by Luke Hayes from Kitchen of the Week: A Greatest-Hits Kitchen for a Danish-American Couple in London.


Papers and Paints Olive Colour Above: The Plain English Osea kitchen cabinets are painted with Papers & Paints’ Olive Colour .

Little Greene Pink Slip 220 Above: The beadboard-back dining bench was custom-made by the couple’s contractor, Lionhead Construction, and painted in Little Greene’s [product id=”1007276″]Pink Slip[/product].Belgian Blue Stone Slab Tile Above: Kitchen countertops are Belgian blue limestone. Artistic Tile stocks [product id=”963601″]Belgian Bluestone Honed Limestone Stone Slab[/product] and CoorItalia carries [product id=”960045″]Belgian Blue Limestone[/product].

Dinesen Oak Flooring Classic Above: Floors throughout the house are Dinesen Oak Classic planks.


Gaggenau 400-series Refrigerator Freezer Above: A Gaggenau Vario 400 fridge and freezer is integrated behind Plain English cabinets.
Gaggenau 400 Series Vario Gas Cooktop Above: The cooktop is a [product id=”617501″]Gaggenau Vario 400 Series 36-Inch Gas Cooktop[/product]. Contact AJ Madison for price information.
Gaggenau 400-Series Glass Door Wall Oven Above: Two Gaggenau 400 Series Glass Door Wall Ovens are inset into kitchen cabinets. Contact Leiberts for price information.

Faucets & Fixtures

Quooker Fushion Round Mixer Tap Above: The [product id=”1021345″]Quooker Fusion Round Mixer Tap[/product] is a combination boiling water and mixer tap. Contact Quooker for ordering information. For more, see our post Remodeling 101: The Verdict on Hot Water Taps.Abode Stalto Professional Kitchen Tap Above: “Initially we wanted a hot water tap, which we got,” says Toke. “However, we realized you can’t really reach far with it and needed a more flexible one to clean the sink, hence the more industrial one.” It’s the [product id=”1007278″]Abode Stalto Professional Kitchen Tap[/product] for £403.84 on Amazon in the UK.

Franke Professional Series 34-Inch Undermount Single Bowl Stainless Steel Sink Above: For a deep-set stainless steel sink, the Franke Professional Series 32-Inch Undermount Single Bowl Stainless Steel Sink is $1,321 for the 10-inch depth. For more, see our post 10 Easy Pieces: Stainless Steel Kitchen Sinks.


Osca LED Round Matt White Light Above: The canister lights among the Douglas fir support beams are [product id=”1021327″]Osca LED Round Matt White Lights[/product] from Astro Lighting.Niche Pinch Prisma Modern Pendant Light Above: The [product id=”1021331″]Niche Pinch Prisma Pendant Light[/product] is $695 at Niche.Atelier de Troupe Navire Jib Sconce Black Above: Flanking the ventilation hood above the kitchen counter are two [product id=”617744″]Navire Jib Sconce[/product] lights in powder-coated black from Atelier de Troupe; $650 each.Louis Poulsen PH5 Pendant Light Pink Above: Hanging over the dining table are two [product id=”604840″]Louis Poulsen Ph5 Pendant Lights[/product] in pink; $996 each at Design Within Reach.Workstead Brass Orbit Sconce Above: A row of brass [product id=”615010″]Workstead Orbit Sconces[/product], $985 each, run the length of the kitchen/dining room.


Another Country Dining Table Four Oak Above: The couple opted for a pairing of British-designed oak dining furniture. The table is the [product id=”618868″]Another Country Dining Table Four[/product] for £1,579 at Another Country.Studioilse 443 Bench Cushion Above: The dining bench is the [product id=”611040″]Studioilse 443 Bench[/product] with a leather seat cushion; $1,310 at Hive Modern.


Schoolhouse Nicolai Utility Rail Natural Above: The [product id=”1010473″]Nicolai Utility Rail[/product] in Natural Brass that hangs on the kitchen wall is $199 at Schoolhouse.Spinneybeck Leather Pulls Warm Beige Above: The Plain English cabinets are equipped with [product id=”597925″]Spinneybeck Leather Sling Pulls[/product] in Warm Beige. Contact Spinneyback for more information.Buster + Punch 3G Toggle Switch White and Brass Above: Lights throughout the kitchen operate by way of [product id=”1021340″]Buster & Punch 3G Toggle Switches[/product] in White and Brass; £74 each.Buster + Punch 2G UK Plug Socket White Above: The kitchen is equipped with [product id=”1021343″]Buster & Punch 2G UK Plug Sockets[/product] in White; £31 each.

Other Accessories

Vitamix Professional Series 750 Heritage Blender Above: The [product id=”616645″]Vitamix Professional Series 750 Heritage Blender[/product] has preprogrammed settings, 10 speeds, and pulse; $599.95 at Williams Sonoma. For more blenders, see our post 10 Easy Pieces: The Best Blenders.
terra cotta pot guy wollf for Seibert & Rice Above: Connecticut potter Guy Wolff designed the Hartford Pot for terracotta importer Seibert & Rice. Made by hand in Impruneta, Italy, the pot is 16 inches tall, frost-proof, and $500 at Seibert & Rice.

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