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Colorful Kitchen With Green Cabinets and a Patterned Floor

Eclectic Kitchen With Green Cabinets

HGTV Magazine presents this eclectic New Jersey kitchen with two-tone green and gray cabinets, oversize globe lights and a colorful, painted wood floor.

Photo by: Alison Gootee

Alison Gootee

HGTV Magazine featured this New Jersey family's cool kitchen in the Nov/Dec 2024 issue.

New Jersey Family's Portrait in Their Kitchen

HGTV Magazine featured this New Jersey family's cool kitchen in the Nov/Dec 2024 issue.

Photo by: Alison Gootee

Alison Gootee

The Story

When longtime New York City-dwellers Alex and Pam Bernstein moved their family to the 'burbs, they landed in a soulful 1892 home in northern New Jersey. While the house had character in spades, it lacked a hosting-friendly kitchen. A renovation gave them the spacious cookspace they craved, but the trick was making the room feel connected to the rest of their historic home. Enter designer Diana Weinstein. With her guidance, Pam and Alex created a spot that's fun and functional — while keeping in step with their home's history.

Colorful Kitchen With Green Cabinets and a Painted Floor

Eclectic Kitchen With Green Cabinets

HGTV Magazine presents this eclectic New Jersey kitchen with two-tone green and gray cabinets, oversize globe lights and a colorful, painted wood floor.

Photo by: Alison Gootee

Alison Gootee

The Details

Two-Tone Cabinets

“When we met Diana, she told us she doesn’t do white kitchens, and we loved that about her,” says Pam. The designer suggested pale gray for the upper cabinets (Modern Gray by Sherwin-Williams) and green for the lowers (Rosemary by Sherwin-Williams), a color they repeated on the floor.

Shimmery Backsplash

As a nod to the house’s age, the family chose ceramic tiles in a custom metallic glaze that reminds them of tin. “They connect the kitchen, which is new, to the rest of our older home,” says Pam.

Gray and Green Kitchen With a Multicolor Painted Floor

Eclectic Kitchen With a Painted Wood Floor

HGTV Magazine presents this colorful, eclectic kitchen with globe lights, leather counter stools, a green island and a painted wood floor.

Photo by: Alison Gootee

Alison Gootee

Painted Wood Floor

The family couldn’t decide on flooring, so Diana suggested painting a tile-inspired design on wood. If Pam and Alex tire of the look in the future, they can sand it off — but for now, they adore it. “As soon as you step in, you think, Oh this is fun!” says Pam. Floor paint colors: Mauve Mist, White, Dorset Gold, Black, Fresco Urbain (all by Benjamin Moore) and Rosemary (by Sherwin-Williams)

Oversize Lights

Pam chose these spherical pendants, from Visual Comfort & Co., for their size. “They’re simple, but the large scale makes them feel special,” she says.

Family Cooking in Their Eclectic Kitchen With a Colorful Floor

New Jersey Family Cooking in Their Colorful Kitchen

HGTV Magazine shares this family's holiday traditions in their eclectic and colorful kitchen with green cabinets, leather counter stools, globe lights and a painted wood floor.

Photo by: Alison Gootee

Alison Gootee

Room to Entertain

Dog Sitting on a Painted Floor in a Green and White Kitchen

Family Dog in a Colorful Kitchen

HGTV Magazine presents this eclectic, colorful kitchen in New Jersey that the whole family loves — even the dog!

Photo by: Alison Gootee

Alison Gootee

With plenty of space to gather around the island, the Bernsteins often host Hanukkah celebrations here. Dad Alex is the expert latke maker in the family, and dog Romeo is always close by!

Green Kitchen Hutch With Mercury Glass

Eclectic Kitchen With a Green Pantry and Patterned Floor

HGTV Magazine presents this eclectic kitchen featuring a green pantry with mercury glass, oversize globe lights and a colorful painted floor.

Photo by: Alison Gootee

Alison Gootee

Mercury Glass

Another tie-in to the home's 19th century roots: gorgeous mercury glass panels on the pantry doors. This murky, mirrored effect cleverly hides the contents inside. (No pretty dishes needed here!) Plus, the reflections make the room appear larger. Now that's a kitchen design win-win.

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