David Friedlander and Jacqueline Schmidt’s 700-square-foot Brooklyn apartment is full of smart ideas: Sliding doors and Murphy beds throughout, plus a surprisingly spacious-feeling galley kitchen. Among the ideas we’re planning to co-opt: 24-inch stainless steel appliances, a budget faucet, and honed, not polished, marble countertops.
Above: Architect David Bucovy converted a traditional kitchen into a minimalist galley design. Photograph by Matthew Williams for Dwell Magazine.
Above: Stackable Hasami porcelain trays on open shelving. Photograph by Matthew Williams for Dwell Magazine.
Above: Friedlander and Schmidt painted their house entirely in Benjamin Moore’s Decorator’s White, a favorite choice of many architects (see 10 Easy Pieces: Architect’s White Paint Picks). It’s $37.99 for a gallon at Benjamin Moore.
Above: The marble countertop and backsplash is Borghini Honed Marble from Ann Sacks.
Above: Kitchen cabinets were built of Ikea’s Applåd cabinetry. It’s no longer available, but Ikea’s Veddinge kitchen cabinets in white are a close second.