Tommy Smythe's Former Bistro Kitchen
A Shaker style with timeless accents.
When Tommy gutted his 1880s kitchen in 2004, he gave the remodelled space a charming English carriage-house ambiance. "I used to live in the U.K., and some of my friends there had old English-country kitchens," says Tommy. "That's where the inspiration for the subway tiles and marble countertops, for example, came from." Tommy used simple, Shaker-style cabinets and painted the uppers and lowers two different colours for an old-world, unfitted look. High-gloss industrial black paint on the window mullions, French doors and lower cabinets, as well as a dark slate floor, completes the look.