Make It Yours: Kate Durkin

Artist Kate Durkin and her husband, Lenny, live in this delightful Sunnyside, Queens apartment. I love how clean and simple this home is. And the color palettes are so inspiring! In the dining area, the small pops of green, red and black paired with a light wood create an unexpected and stunning combination.

Palette 1 (Dining)
A. Pumpkin Chiffon (Pratt & Lambert), PMS 7507; B. Green Ravine (Pratt & Lambert), PMS 370; C. New Black (Valspar), PMS Black; D. Red Hot (Behr), PMS 1665; E. Summer Citrus (Behr), PMS 151

Roundup 1 (Dining)
1. Large Mug, $38; 2. Norrtorp Wall Shelf, $40; 3. Felix Chair, $90; 4. Raspberry Jam, $8; 5. Bordeaux Wine Tote, $12

Kate’s work desk radiates creativity. I adore the IKEA drawer organizer with her clever addition of paint and fabric — what a fun way to bring color and whimsy into a workspace. Be sure to visit the rest of the original Sneak Peek for more images of Kate and Lenny’s apartment. — Lauren

Palette 2 (Desk)
A. Mango Madness (Behr), PMS 151; B. Forget-Me-Not (Pratt & Lambert), PMS 7458; C. Lyndhurst Castle Sand (Valspar), PMS 7534; D. Macaw (Behr), PMS 1235; E. Monmouth Green (Benjamin Moore), PMS 338

Roundup 2 (Desk)
1. Anglepoise Lamp, $250; 2. Linnarp Desk, $119; 3. Kate Durkin Print, $20; 4. Jules Swivel Chair, $40; 5. Yellow Scissors, $8

  1. Rae Veda says:

    I love the color palette! So beautiful. That desk organizer is amazing too! xo, rv

  2. Love this!! Glad to see so many (reasonable) ikea finds! xo

  3. Rachel Tatem says:

    I love how simple and fun they make decorating seem!

  4. Charlie says:

    So cute! I love Kate’s sense of color balance and whimsy!

  5. Rae says:

    I like this!
    Even more cost effective:
    Varde shelf with 5 hooks

    and modern stacking chair set of 2

  6. Paola says:

    Maptote Wine Totes are my favorite!

    Obsessed with their site.

  7. Very Retro Metro (not sure that that’s a style but it’s what I thought when I looked at this and I like that it rhymes)


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