Turning a former stable into a real working kitchen, designer Mick De Giulio added modern touches and farmhouse style for an unbelievable renovation.
The stable before.
Before: The Stable
The barn in Lake Forest, Illinois, needed extensive renovations before it could be turned into a kitchen and guesthouse.
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Before: Inside the Barn
This old door was turned into a pass-through to an outside eating area.
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After: The Completed Kitchen
De Giulio designed the pot rack to resemble a wagon wheel, cut in half. Stools by Ebanista covered in Holly Hunt leather. The floor is reclaimed barn planks.
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After: The Finished Kitchen
Designer Mick De Giulio repurposed the three horse stalls by giving each a function: one for storage, with a tall, freestanding pantry; one for cooking, with a Wolf wall oven; and one for cleanup, with a dishwasher, a sink, and cupboards for the dishes. "We just worked with what was there and had fun with it," he says. Antique Holophane pendants restored by Remains Lighting.
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