Kitchen of the Week: A Woodworker and a Textile Artist Give Their Catskills Kitchen a New Coat of Paint
We’ve long been taken by Catskills-based woodworker Brian Persico—for his Shaker-esque, impeccably made furnishings, yes, but also for his attention to the most minute details. “I am committed to using only natural materials, and the wood I use is often from less than 20 miles of my home,” Brian writes on his site. “Beyond the wood, metal hardware, and more tangible materials, my finishes and glues are also made with natural ingredients, many of them recreated according to recipes I’ve discovered from times before most of the toxic chemicals available today were available.”
The same is true of the Catskills home Brian and textile artist Hannah Haworth have created together: Like Brian’s furniture, most every bit is sourced locally. (So much so, in fact, that we photographed the house for our forthcoming book, Remodelista: The Low-Impact Home: A Sourcebook for Stylish, Eco-Conscious Living, coming out from Artisan Books in September.)
Meanwhile, we spotted on Instagram that Brian and Hannah gave the previously neutral kitchen a dark wash of paint in recent weeks. “Here’s the results from painting our kitchen green,” Brian’s Instagram caption read. “This year we learned that with two kids and two big doggos…. a white kitchen is unsustainable.”
Join us for a look—and a report on how the new palette’s holding up.
Photography courtesy of Brian Persico and Hannah Haworth.
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