For M&T and their love of NYC: Michael and Trevor are southern gentleman who've spent over a third of their lives as New Yorkers. They met here, they fell in love here, they've made their first home here. While it's a natural inclination to make the inside of a home an escape from the insanity of New York, the two embraced it and wanted to bring it into the their home. That, and they needed to get rid of their white upon white upon white standard cookspace. The two run the blog Butter Upon Bacon and with a name like that you know they're serious about what comes out of the oven. Since the kitchen opens into the rest of their colorful and carefully-created apartment, it needed to match its neighbors without feeling "matchy-matchy". And so, we began.
By Me: To create a well-defined space, I went city-chic with charcoal gray paint for the base of the counter and mirrored the look above to the kitchen's "skyline". Hand-stenciled tile backsplash and a heating grate cut to size to mask a plastic I-have-to-keep-this-because-it-comes-with-the-apartment light fixture were a reflection of NYC's subways, and the ceiling casts a golden-yellow glow with sponged painting detail that gives a shout out to everyone's favorite Metro Card. Simple and clean, cutting out the white and putting in colorful yet grounded touches, it's just enough to make the old kitchen feel like new (york).