Old World Look for a New World Condo
Ornate, oversized furniture and trim lavish Old World charm on a condo kitchen designed by Connie Schey.
- By Rose Kennedy
Filed under: Kitchen Design, Kitchen Tile, Kitchens, Traditional, Condominiums, Molding, Trim
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Try two cabinet colors at home: Connie mixed two cabinet colors in the same kitchen and says this is becoming a more and more popular design option. "Just make sure to have one cabinet in a dominant color — in this design that was green — and the second in a light, airy finish. Don't try to mix brown and green or red and blue."
Five different-sized floor tiles (don't try this alone): In keeping with her Old World theme, Connie employed a Jerusalem stone floor that pulled together five different size tiles. "That's a wonderful look but way too difficult for someone who's just starting out as a tile installer," she says. "You'd want professional installation for something that ambitious in your kitchen."
Meet the designer: Connie Schey has been designing for 20 years, most recently on the staff at Insignia Kitchen and Bath in Barrington, Ill. "I love what I do," she says. "I particularly like contemporary design, but really I just love it all."
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