The Easiest Rental Kitchen Cabinet Cover-Up We've Ever Seen

The Easiest Rental Kitchen Cabinet Cover-Up We've Ever Seen

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Taryn Williford
Dec 20, 2015
(Image credit: Annie Schlechter)

Patrick Mele is a young interior designer (Vogue named him one to watch) living on his own for the first time in New York City, and dealing with many of the same frustrations that other renters deal with. He decided to turn his apartment's only bedroom into an office to "contain [his] madness," and came up with these simple cabinet covers for his tiny kitchen.

Patrick showed off his apartment to New York Magazine earlier this year, and the whole thing is pretty inspiring. But I was struck by the cabinets in his worldly black-and-white kitchen. They're covered with rectangles of black linen, pinned up inexactly to the cabinets at their corners.

From this glance, there doesn't seem to be anything particularly offensive about the cabinets below the covers–let's face it: plain and white is like winning the rental kitchen lottery. But Patrick's cover-up job shows the rest of us that there's something beautiful about this really simple solution that could be put to use in a more, um... grisly kitchen.

What do you think? Do you like this solution?

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