There’s something about a great kitchen that instantly transports you back to the home you grew up in. Even though the appliances are all high-tech now, and you need tons more room to stash your cooking gadgets and gizmos, kitchens can remind you of the family dinners and holiday parties of your youth.
Kitchen designer Christopher Peacock wanted to bring all of those memories and more out through his luxurious space at the 2019 Kips Bay Decorator Show House in New York City. The Connecticut-based designer overhauled a dated space to create magic for this year’s showcase, his seventh time at the annual charity event in a span of 20 years.
The House Tipster Industry team spoke with the creator at the 2019 show house’s press day unveiling, where he talked us through some of the most standout features of his high-tech and home chef-ready space – which also beautifully spotlights some of his own custom designs.
“The kitchen is not a large space, and it had very low ceilings,” Peacock explained. “There was a bad 70s kitchen in here when I first saw the space, so we had quite a challenge on our hands to get it together.”
Looking around the room now, one would never imagine the kitchen began as a relic from decades past– but the modern space does honor the historical nature of the Upper East Side Manhattan townhouse.
“I kept it quite simple, I think it’s really elegant,” he added. “I wanted a handsome, sort of masculine feel to it, and not a pretty kitchen. Very clean and sort of transitional in its feel.”
The kitchen space is tied together through strikingly dark, brass-accented cabinetry and stainless steel appliances, including a state of the art Kohler sink.
“The cabinetry has a hand-painted finish on it, so we’ve used this fabulous Benjamin Moore Ashwood Moss green, which I really like. Against that, we’ve put some hardware that is brushed brass. It’s my own design of hardware, and I designed it for the show, so it’s a new collection for us.”
To take a virtual tour around Christopher Peacock’s space at the 2019 Kips Bay Decorator Show House NYC, and hear more about the little details that make the kitchen spectacular, make sure to catch a recap of our live video stream in the Facebook player below.
The public will be able to visit the 47th Annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House located at 36-38 East 74th Street, New York, NY from May 2 – May 30, 2019. Stay tuned for more of House Tipster Industry’s exclusive coverage of this year’s show, including more interviews with the season’s talented designers.