Time and time again, a diamond can always be found hiding under a ton of coal where it waits to be discovered. The same can be said when Allie Siarto came about her old, creaky 1970s house after her sister pointed out the possibilities of a masterpiece she could create with it, specifically with the kitchen. Once she had finalized her vision of a clean, white space for her family to enjoy during meals, she took the leap and enlisted architect Jon Jorgenson to bring her ideal kitchen to life. They started out by installing IKEA cabinets with painted shaker faces from Semihandmade for their kitchen storage needs. Afterwards, they tore down the old floors and installed new Argonne Forest Oak flooring. As you can see, the floor’s grey tones matches pretty well with the kitchen’s warm wood mood. Along with that decision, they also added lights obtained from Schoolhouse Electric Co. to brighten up the kitchen space. At the corner, they opted to go with booth constructed from two IKEA STUVA benches with customized cushions and table from West Elm for a comfortable eating experience. What materialized after all the work done is an immaculate space Allie and her family could enjoy during their meals with no clutter or unnecessary stuff in sight.
ALL IMAGES COURTESY OF ALLIE SIARTO PHOTOGRAPHY.