A Jawdropping Kitchen You'll Never Believe is IKEA

A Jawdropping Kitchen You'll Never Believe is IKEA

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Nancy Mitchell
Mar 17, 2018
(Image credit: Andreas Omvik for Reform)

The Danish fashion designer Stine Goya definitely has a unique style, so it's no surprise that her kitchen is equally distinctive. What is surprising, though, is that all those cabinets are IKEA.

(Image credit: Andreas Omvik for Reform)
(Image credit: Andreas Omvik for Reform)

Last year, I created this roundup of kitchens you won't believe are IKEA, but I was a little flummoxed at first to see that IKEA cabinets come in GOLD. They don't, actually — the cabinet bases are IKEA but the cabinet fronts are from Reform, a company that, like Superfront and Semihandmade, makes doors designed to coordinate with IKEA bases. Their Basis line of doors and drawer fronts is elegantly simple, with integral round handles, and their Sigurd Larsen series is made from powder coated aluminum. The line by Christina Meyer Bengtsson features cabinet fronts in grey, muted pink, and yes, a bright golden brass. The photos on the Reform website show a colorblocked setup, but for the kitchen in her Copenhagen office, Stine took things to the next level by opting for cabinet fronts in only brass.

(Image credit: Andreas Omvik for Reform)
(Image credit: Andreas Omvik for Reform)

Absolutely everything in the kitchen is either black or brass, and the end result is almost more sculpture than kitchen. The gold color of the walls enhances the look (and adds a bit of a '70s vibe). Other details to love: the hanging light fixtures, which work nicely with the space's minimal feel, and the aubergine hallway beyond. You can prop the door open (with a gold vase) to add a little jolt of deep, rich color.

(Image credit: Andreas Omvik for Reform)

Of course, an all-brass kitchen is not for everyone. (The Reform website does indicate that brass cabinet fronts will need to be polished periodically, which may not be how you'd like to spend your free time.) But it is exciting to see the possibilities presented by humble IKEA cabinets.

A big hat tip to Jennifer Hagler from A Merry Mishap for bringing this kitchen to our attention. Want to see more photos? Check out the full story at Reform.

Want to see more stunning IKEA kitchen designs? Check out this roundup of 10 more kitchens you won't believe are IKEA.

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