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Publication Date: 2018-06-19

Behind the Design

Designer to the Rescue: Robin Baron

When renovating the ground-floor kitchen and breakfast area of her own Manhattan townhouse, interior designer Robin Baron used a mix of colors and textures—bold orange accents, reflective surfaces, and natural materials—to camouflage the space's narrow proportions. While the cabinetry and countertops are classic white, she added visual interest via a rift-cut oak island, a structural column sheathed in a three-dimensional stainless steel tile, live-edged woods, and bold fabrics to keep the space welcoming, eye-catching, and engaging. 

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Alan Barry

The kitchen cabinets by Robin Baron for JEM Woodworking feature hardware by Valli & Valli; the pendant lighting is from AdLib Gallery by Lou Blass, and the countertops are Danby Imperial marble from Artistic Tile.

Alan Barry

To make the breakfast area appear wider and to bounce light around the room, Baron framed the artworks by Koki Doktori in oversized mirrored frames by ABC Glass and Mirror; the custom banquette and the dining chairs by Artistic Frame are upholstered in Romo fabrics. 

Alan Barry

The structural column is sheathed in a three-dimensional stainless-steel tile by Tile Bar; the live-edge cutting boards are from the Robin Baron Collection, and the appliances are by Wolf and Sub-Zero.

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