Cobalt Kitchen in the City
2012 ASID Design Excellence Award Winner: honorable mention,
kitchen under 200 sf
Glass tile in shades of blue complement the cobalt peninsula
Espresso rift-sawn oak cabinetry
Cobalt blue accents the dropped ceiling
Renovating a bland, 1970s era, closed-style kitchen in a high-rise in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood was the challenge. The owners wanted a new kitchen design that would reflect their modern aesthetic and provide an open living experience. First on the list was removing the kitchen wall. In its place, a “leaf” shaped peninsula large enough for dining and entertaining is set at an angle towards the open dining and living room. A dropped ceiling mimics the peninsula’s shape to provide a cozy “room within a room” ambiance. Cobalt blue accents add just the right amount of drama. A glass backsplash in soft shades of blue is set against dark rift-sawn oak cabinets. Hardwood throughout the entire apartment creates a seamless, uninterrupted flow. The kitchen is now completely open to the living and dining areas and has transformed this outdated apartment into a modern, light-filled and spacious home with dazzling city views from every angle.