Inspired by modern European style, this kitchen brings in touches of modern for a warm, inviting, livable kitchen. “I saw a need in this market for homes with a traditional feel and modern touches …,” says Laura Burkett, decorator for Burkett Construction, “a new home that doesn’t feel like it’s brand new.” To this end, she designed the kitchen around the grand island that looks like a piece of furniture with open shelving on one side and plenty of storage. She chose a rustic finish to juxtapose the polished look of the hutch-style perimeter cabinets in an antiqued blue.
Burkett balances the dark cabinetry with a light, yet rich, wood ceiling with beams; lightcolored tile with a rustic finish; and white quartz countertops and backsplash. The details highlight the Old-World style including a large farmhouse sink, brushed brass faucet and a traditional profile on the island countertop. Liking the look of mixed metals, Burkett opted for dark gray stainless pulls and knobs to keep them from standing out against the blue and taking away from the design. The statement lighting mimics the brushed brass and provides ample light for the island workspace.
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