Kitchen & Bath Design News

OCT 2018

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walls and avocado green cabinets on the range wall. This is a retro color scheme worthy of the Mad Men era. As part of the remodeling, Nelson replaced a small corner table and chairs with a built-in banquette with storage inside. A 36"-wide stainless steel farmhouse sink replaced an old cast iron sink, a dishwasher was added and cabinetry was re-config- ured to provide lots of organized storage, including a shelf for the microwave that previously sat atop a roll-about cart, and a two-tier Lazy Susan for a previously blind corner. Two aluminum-framed frosted glass upper cabinets flank the sink window. "I love putting glass doors on either side of a window because it makes it feel like we're bringing in the outdoors," comments Nelson. vintage-styled kitchens brimming with color, and when one of them is featured on Houzz, the popular design web site, she hears from lots of people. "People in our area understand and appreciate older homes," she says. "And they aren't interested in anything crazy, like two oversized islands. They just want a warm, functional, charming kitchen." A kitchen designed for retired food writer Lynda Kochevar is typical of the Nelson approach. Kochevar wanted more counter space, better functionality and a fresher look in the kitchen of her home, which was built in 1951. So Nelson cre- ated a space that she describes as "mid century modern meets modern Sweden," with white-painted maple cabinets, white subway tile backsplash and warm wood counters, plus orange The mint-colored stove, a favorite of the homeowner, became the focal point of a kitchen designed by Meredith Ericksen of Tuscan Blue Design. Art deco influences, including lacquered curved cabinetry and metal backsplashes, mix well with other retro elements in this kitchen designed by Terry Stewart. Photo: Mary Kate McKenna Photos: Wilo Font 64 Kitchen & Bath Design News • October 2018 STYLE ALERT

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