Tuesday, November 22, 2011

upstate NY kitchen

preparing thanksgiving dinner would not have been possible in today’s before kitchen, unless the keebler elves were in charge of dessert. located in upstate NY, the quaint farmhouse was oozing with charm but lacking a very important detail, a ceiling over the height of 6 feet. interior designer, sisse jonassen was able to re-imagine the cookery and layout a new space with a modified cathedral ceiling. she also specified new appliances and added a window and a door leading to the patio while the original hardwood floors remain, and painted in a custom dove gray. now i can’t imagine a cozier kitchen to cook up a traditional turkey dinner, heavy on the memories.

i’d especially like to thank sisse jonassen, the founding member of SJ interior designs, for taking the time to send me photos of her upstate redesign. the beautiful after photos were captured by emily gilbert photography.


  1. Amazing renovation! What a great job. :)

  2. It's wonderful...love that they raised the ceiling...such a difference!!

  3. You know, I like my new kitchen, but I think I'd like it even more if it looked like this. And I'm totally thinking about Erin with that doxie in the last photo. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, Rachel!


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