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1920s breakfast nook compared to 2009 style

Kitchen Contrasts 1920-2010

Compare and contrast kitchens from the 1920s to those we love nearly a century later Many times I’ve mentioned the Victorian era kitchen style popular between 1900-1930 and how we keep reinventing it nearly a century later. Still, there’s nothing quite like actual photos of vintage kitchens — like The Kitchen Practical, 1929, above — […]

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white kitchen with green painted inside cabinets for color

All-White Kitchens – Trend Over

White kitchens looked trendy for a decade. Now, they need updates. The all-white kitchen – cabinets, back splash, counters – set the style for the first decade of the 21st century. It’s the “manor house” look modernized and marketed by English kitchen designer Christopher Peacock  [above], which draws directly from English kitchens of 100 years […]

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Kitchen in loft of Practical Magic movie kitchen designers

Practical Magic Kitchen

English-style cabinets, rustic tile and an Aga go to Hollywood There’s a wonderful kitchen in the 1998 Sandra Bullock-Nicole Kidman film about a family of ladies with some spooky special abilities. A lot of the action takes place on the Aga cooker and around the big table. While the style of this one was by […]

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blue kitchen with white robinson and cornish cabinets

Aga-Centric Kitchen

A British cooker plus pierced wood-door cabinets heaps on the old-school charm Bright blue walls give a lively punch to this large kitchen in Scotland. While the walls and base of the large island are painted blue, a cream-colored Aga cooker is built into an imposing niche lined with yellow-gold mosaic tile. Counters throughout are […]

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vintage farm sink that extends well past the front of the cabinet

Vintage Crumbsweeper Farm Sink

A large old sink is always practical in a country cottage. In a kitchen off the coast of Scotland, a vintage farm sink is so large front-to-back it extends far enough beyond the front of the cabinets to cast a shadow. Called a “crumbsweeper,” because any debris from the counters can be swept right into […]

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