Modern Kitchen

A young couple are renovating an unlivable 1890s house but are at a loss when it comes to the kitchen. Can a student designer modernize the space while honoring the history of the home?

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionAlthough most of Medecke's design is modern, he pays homage to the historic home with this antique sideboard, which is from the same era as the home.
The dark wood of the sideboard contrasts nicely with the light wood floor and almond-colored walls. The antique style also contrasts boldly with the modern stainless steel and cement-topped island.

hand-carved sideboard – Grandview Mercantile Co., Inc.
wall clock (074100601); candle lamp (Thomas O’Brien, 0655092578) – Target
laminate floor (Pergo Signature Casual Living, 117945, Heirloom Maple, 17") – Lowe's
chandelier (718202077610) – The Home Depot
paint: trim and cabinets (Bear Rug, S-G-790) – Behr
paint: walls (Almond Oil); ceiling (Cappuccino) – Glidden