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modern Dutch kitchen with weathered wood cabinet doors in the island - Elle Interiors-Norway via Atticmag

Weathered Wood Kitchen Islands

Why weathered wood has become so fashionable as a special kitchen surface. Age = character. So when wide-plank wood boards age naturally (which happens on flooring or barn siding) subtle variations in color including amber and gray tones appear. Those coordinate especially well with stone and metals so one logical place to showcase reclaimed wood […]

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Open Hearth Kitchen

Creating the aura of old construction in a new house is sometimes called organic or materials-based. The western United States has often led the way in creating homes which exude the informality of a European farmhouse or country house — without actually being a farmhouse or being located in the country.  Such an approach leans […]

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rustic French kitchen by Pamela Pierce

Rustic Kitchen Redo

A few changes redefines a French kitchen. Several years ago, Jane featured the charming Mother Daughter Rustic Kitchens [below] belonging to Houston designers Pamela Pierce and Shannon Bowers.  I instantly recognized Pierce’s not-so-rustic retreat in the current issue of Veranda [top].  Having grown tired of the decor, Pierce mixed contemporary pieces with the existing antiques, […]

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contemporary Spanish kitchen with stone wall

Stone Wall Kitchens

Old-house walls add patina and character to modern kitchens. When we lived in Italy I fell in love with the old stone walls in the ancient houses and marveled at how modern fixtures and features mixed in, particularly in the kitchens. Stone always adds a certain degree of rusticity yet at the same time it […]

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table, ceiling and floor of spanish style kitchen with mosaic floor

Eclectic Spanish Kitchen

Built to reflect a passion for the Mediterranean, “Kitchen Week” continues with another timeless beauty. The desire for an intimate “old” home led a Southern California couple to down-size, yet they still needed room for their large family to gather.  Merle and Ron Mardigian partnered with Liza Kerrigan to design a kitchen addition for their […]

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