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Old World Look, Modern Style

Harmony through repetition: Arched door openings leading from the kitchen to the dining room were constructed to mimic a series of curved windows and to unite the two spaces.

Bring in light: Glass cabinet doors and plenty of windows ensure the space feels open and bright, even though it's lined top to bottom with storage. Mixing light sources, such as suspended halogen lights and antique lamps, lends a cozy feel.

Instant antique: This new kitchen design needed to match the genteel style of an older house. Cabinets are painted white with a brown glaze for aged appeal, and drywall mud and glaze lend the walls a textured patina. Synthetic flooring and countertops mimic more expensive natural products.

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