Creative culinary workshop at @salmonstreet
Trine Trøstrup Darré, also known as @SalmonStreet, has brought together warm hues, captivating material selections, and impeccable artistry, all infused with limitless imagination, to realize her dream kitchen from HTH.
SalmonStreet is a venture led by Trine Trøstrup Darré, a hairdresser, makeup artist, and stylist, alongside Anders Nielsen, a carpenter and comedian. They achieved recognition in 2017 when their renovations of a former flat earned them the "Stylists of the Year" award from Boligmagasinet. The creative duo has also participated in TV shows such as 3xbeliggenhed and Mesterskaberne.
Their ongoing project involves renovating an old rectory in Valby, which they acquired in 2018. The progress of their renovation journey can be followed on their Instagram account, @salmonstreet.
"Anders and I pursue projects that intrigue us and bring fresh ideas – we prefer to steer clear of the ordinary, aiming for experiences that stand out and offer something unique."
Welcome to the charming cottage in Valby, a creative haven and residence for Trine and Anders. They are currently in their second year of renovating their dream house.
The couple has taken on the task of living in the house during the renovation process, thoroughly documenting each step on their Instagram profile @salmonstreet. And now, their focus has turned to the kitchen:
"After nearly 2 years of meticulous planning and design, we've honed in on the layout and features we desire for the kitchen," Trine shares, adding, "We're not aiming for a conventional or traditional kitchen. Instead, we're striving for a unique solution that truly reflects our vision of the ideal kitchen."
Their kitchen vision is crystal clear. They aim to create a warm and inviting culinary workspace infused with exquisite detailing and subtle industrial influences.
Materials and colours for Salmonstreet's culinary workshop
The drawer fronts of the kitchen island is the model Focus Clay. It is an exclusive lacquered door in a warm shade that provides countless opportunities to add personality to your kitchen.
Trine and Anders opted for the Infinite Matt Black handle, which complements their matte black appliances impeccably. This handle spans 18 cm in length, ensuring a solid grip when opening heavy drawers.
The couple has had excellent experiences with ceramic worktops, known for their remarkable durability. They've settled on Khalo Dekton, a choice that offers a pleasant contrast to the dark components due to its subtle variation in light colour.
"When you choose a glossy worktop like this, it may require a bit more thorough cleaning. But wow, it looks good too!"
Set the standard with interior veneer
Trine and Anders have made a distinctive choice to veneer all of their cabinets internally with Harmony Dark.
This internal veneer is a premium detail that imparts a sense of luxury when you open the drawers and cabinets. While the standard white interior is suitable for lighter kitchens, the interior veneer becomes a key detail that elevates the overall aesthetic when working with wooden doors.
In pursuit of a unified appearance, the quality-conscious couple has selected the same wood veneer for the plinths and as a divider between the cabinets.
Stay organized with a Moodboard
When you're in the midst of a major renovation process, there are many decisions to be made. Trine has created a moodboard to keep track of colour choices and materials for their upcoming kitchen.
"A physical moodboard can help you regain clarity when you have a thousand thoughts swirling around in your head about ambiance, colours, and materials," says Trine.
Get inspired by Trine and Anders' approach
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"The concept of a work triangle in a kitchen? Personally, I don't believe it should completely dictate how we approach kitchen design."
Kitchen interior design
Extra wide kitchen island
At the heart of Salmon Street's kitchen, a generous 150 cm-wide island takes the spotlight. Featuring a sink and hob set up in direct opposition, the arrangement, although deviating from the traditional work triangle concept, has earned the approval of Trine and Anders. Vertical posts integrated with the veneered plinth lend an added touch of sophistication to the island's design, fostering a seamless and unified aesthetic.
Upon encountering the captivating door frame, the couple recognized the potential to fashion a distinctive pantry space by integrating a meter of the kitchen. By eliminating the door, they created a direct passage to kitchen utensils and a captivating view of a green-tiled wall.
Next to the kitchen, there exists a lovely and well-lit bay window that currently serves as the dining space for Trine and Anders. The intention is to eventually establish a pathway from the bay window to a conservatory. The pendant lamp above the kitchen island was personally crafted by Trine using repurposed architect lamps.
Stylish drawer design
Trine and Anders have chosen to furnish one side of the kitchen island with 100 cm wide anthracite gray Legra drawers.
In some drawers, the couple has opted for internal trays where they can store cutlery and dishes, while other drawers can accommodate taller items.
"As we settle into the kitchen, I figure out where it's smart to keep different things. It's not something I planned in advance, and I'm still rearranging," says Trine.
As accessories for the Legra drawer system, there are a range of flexible frames and inserts available to help organize the drawers.
Maximize the use of space
Trine and Anders have crafted their kitchen layout around a spacious island that runs perpendicular to the refrigerator and freezer. An ingenious solution has been employed to tackle the challenge posed by a door that cannot fully open, achieved through the integration of a cabinet featuring LeMans pull-out shelves.
The LeMans pull-out system consists of two shelves that gracefully "swing" out from the cabinet when pulled, offering a clear and comprehensive view of the stored items. This inventive design not only provides easy access but also effectively utilizes space that would otherwise remain hard to reach.
While this solution is conventionally used to optimize corner spaces, Trine and Anders recognized the innovative potential of the LeMans pull-out, applying it in a fresh and novel context.
Vertical lines between the cabinets
As an extra touch, there are vertical posts between each drawer cabinet on Salmon Street's kitchen island. It is an exclusive detail that creates a sleek expression.
Trine and Anders have opted for a Quooker Fusion Round in a burnished brass finish. This selection allows them to conveniently access cold, hot, and boiling water, alongside chilled water with or without carbonation, all effortlessly dispensed from a single tap.
The kitchen island boasts an exclusive bridging design, where the worktop extends down as a side panel, creating a solid block. Trine and Anders have chosen to keep the visible plinth to enhance the look.
Salmon Street's top five tips
1: Obtain samples of your chosen colours and materials, and craft a mood board to test the practicality of your concepts in real-world settings.
2: Engage with a kitchen expert for fresh ideas and solutions that might not have crossed your mind.
3: Tailor your kitchen plans to your specific needs and avoid getting confined by conventional practices, trends, or external advice. Your kitchen should reflect your preferences.
4: Conduct thorough research to explore the multitude of exquisite materials and options available. Invest time to discover the ideal elements for your project.
5: Embrace your creativity and break free from conventional norms. Challenge the norm by placing the hob and sink on opposite sides of the kitchen island if it suits your needs.