Guide to Creating an Old World Kitchen

Classic architectural elements, vibrant colors and distressed finishes create a warm family-gathering place.

  • Old World design includes free-standing furniture and usually features a fireplace. Design by Ann Morris.
  • Go dark with the cabinetry and furnishings but lighten up the room on the ceiling, wall space and floor. Design by Didier Michot.
  • Distressed finishes on the interior walls help define Old World texture. Design by Dan Raney and Jaymes Richardson.
  • Natural stones are often combined with cherry wood floors or walnut cabinetry to set the Old World scene. Design by Gail Drury


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