This pied-à-terre kitchen in Lyon has been redesigned on a tight budget. However, despite this restriction, the results are functional, attractive and interesting. This requires real skill to execute well. The most obvious feature is the use of OSB or orientated strand board. Sometimes this material is used to construct the fabric of a building and then covered with other finishes. It’s left in its ‘raw’ state much more commonly these days. In this space, it’s used for cupboard doors & drawers, drop-leaf tabletop and bench seat. It’s hard-wearing with natural wood shades and real texture.
The supporting table legs & chairs were sourced from Ikea. The minimalist slimline pedal bin fits in neatly and unobtrusively. The colour palette is light and bright with acid green highlight around the window – picked up cleverly on the map of Beaujolais – the wine making region local to the area. We also like the paint detail where the green graduates into the white along a rather unexpected line.
Behind the bench is a shallow, 3-tier cupboard that reaches all the way up to the double-height ceiling; a fantastic storage solution for a small space. Visit the designer’s website to see lots of before & after photos of the space.
- 10 Elgin Marble white wall gloss tiles – 248 x 398mm
- Carte des vins du Beaujolais
- Farrow & Ball Arsenic No.214 matt estate emulsion paint
- simplehuman slim pedal bin, 55 litre – brushed stainless steel
- Ikea HILVER cone-shaped legs
- Ikea LAVER dining chair
- Hairpin bench legs
- Oriented strand board (OSB)