The kitchen in this 1940s Los Angeles bungalow was expanded to become a modern hangout space. A soft pale blue that the homeowner chose as the main accent color appears in cabinetry, a plastic laminate counter, and the wall behind a new built-in desk. The island is made of Ikea cabinets set into a frame of finply, a high-grade plywood. A refurbished 1953 O’Keefe & Merritt gas range is paired with a custom-designed stainless steel hood with a mirror finish.
Design: Lewis/Schoeplein Architects, Culver City, CA (www.lewisschoeplein.com or 310/397-1600).
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Resources: Polished stainless steel range hood by Modern-Aire from Appliances, Plumbing, Design (www.gotoapd.com or 310/839-2338). Icy Blue (item 2057-70) and Branchport Brown (item HC-72) paint on cabinets and Swiss Coffee (item OC-45) paint on walls from Benjamin Moore (www.benjaminmoore.com or 888/236-6667). Laminate countertops in Celeste Mysotis from Abet Laminati (item 857SEI; www.abetlaminati.com or 800/228-2238). Quartz Reflections CaesarStone on island countertop (item 7141; www.caesarstoneus.com or 877/978-2789). The 1953 O’Keefe & Merritt stove was restored by Aikens’ Furniture (310/672-2620).