Kitchen
Aug 10, 2010

Kitchen interior: The new traditional

By: Suzanne Moutis

Kitchen interior: The new traditional Author: Style At Home

Kitchen
Aug 10, 2010

Kitchen interior: The new traditional

By: Suzanne Moutis
The new traditional doesn't compromise on the standard graceful elements, but incorporates them in cleaner, streamlined silhouettes that abandon fussiness and embrace comfort.

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All in the details The emphasis in this kitchen, as in any successful traditional-style space, is on the attention to fine detailing. Every finish, shape and surface is well thought out, from the edging on the cherry butcher block to the hand-sculpted walnut hardwood floor to the oxidized-brass pulls on the island.

 

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Window treatment Trying to inject a bit of fun into a room can often fall flat, but here the design works brilliantly. The unpainted window frames help alleviate the matchy-matchy look that can sometimes bog down a traditional space, and give a lighthearted, contemporary nod to a poised, well-mannered aesthetic.

 

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Desk space Space is always at a premium in the kitchen, so any added real estate you can manage is icing on the cake. A built-in desk is perfect for enjoying a cup of tea, looking up recipes or writing out grocery lists, and contributes sophistication as well as practicality.

 

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Style meets substance Completing the updated look are a Viking Professional Series range and refrigerator in Cotton White. The lines of the appliances are simple and clean, in keeping with the room's fresh approach. The French doors beside the refrigerator open to a separate pantry for food storage and additional prep space.

 

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