Cottages aren’t just for sprawling country landscapes my friends. Homepolish designer, Bonnie Gonsior, proved that you can create a little oasis right smack dab in the middle of an urban jungle. With rich colors and textures and a kitchen so pretty and classic, this apartment was totally transformed into a sea of cozy. Find the full tour captured by Dustin Halleck in the VAULT.
From Homepolish… Sometimes we can’t help ourselves. We start on a small project, let’s say changing the knobs on our kitchen drawers. But then this becomes refinishing the cabinets. And then we realize that we need to redesign the kitchen. And then, well, there goes the apartment. That’s what happened in the case of Kathy and her Homepolish designer Bonnie Gonsior. Recalling their initial consult, Bonnie says, “Kathy knew she wanted to update the kitchen, especially finding a way to maximize her space so that she could entertain dinner guests.”
But when they began to finish the complete overhaul of the kitchen, the aesthetic started to fill the rest of the apartment. Kathy had a pretty clear vision of a small urban retreat, and soon paint colors were chosen, chairs were reupholstered, and lighting was switched out.
Bonnie’s favorite piece is the custom credenza. “We completely customized this piece from scratch. The contractor we worked with had a great carpenter, so the quality is superb. The left side has a hidden laptop tray, filing system, and workstation so that it can double as a home office by day, and extra large credenza/media stand by night. I love the color, which works great with the brass hardware.” Sounds like more than just a credenza.