She’s also a big fan of vintage signs and letters, which you’ll notice all around the house. The original hand-painted trunk here was a lucky flea market find and one she’s unlikely to ever sell.
While considering a very large famhouse sink, she decided she preferred the scale of using two side by side. It’s a great way to create a divided sink, and the two faucets work well beneath the large window.
Similar-color door paint: Citrus Spice, Dunn Edwards; similar-color cabinet paint: Green Gables, Benjamin Moore; counters: Qortstone; refrigerator: Sub-Zero
The island has open shelving on one side and cabinets that contain the trash and recycling bins on the other. “I wanted it to look like a piece of furniture,” Kandler says. She also likes to use a range as the focal point in a kitchen and considers it “the hearth of the room.” A deep red Lacanche model adds European flair and a classic look. If you look closely, you can see the chicken wire–imprinted tile in the backsplash behind the range.
The light fixture is Italian; it’s composed of painted ceramic and unlacquered brass. Note the scrolled ironwork over the dollhouse. Such pieces are architectural elements that Kandler loves to use as sculpture all around the house.
The pantry is full of fun vintage touches, from old boxes and jars to a vintage sconce and chalkboard. The room also has a skylight, and if you look closely, you’ll see that the ceiling is wallpapered in a sweet floral print. Just out of view is some open counter space, great for small appliances.
The chairs are French Eastlake-style reproductions; Kandler re-covered them in a burlap-like linen.
Wallpaper: Farrow & Ball
The fireplace is surrounded with slate. Most of the rooms that are not wallpapered have tongue and groove planks, evoking a farmhouse feeling.
Kandler scooped up another darling hand-painted trunk at the Rose Bowl flea market, which now serves as a coffee table.
A piece of tramp art serves as an architectural piece above the windows. More little iron scrolls serve as sculpture over the nightstands.
Wallpaper: Barbara Barry
Tile: Redondo; bathtub: Sunrise
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