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Design a Traditional Kitchen

By: Susan Kleinman
From custom wood details to elegant crown moldings, these interior details complement a traditional-style kitchen.
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Photo: Alan Gilbert

Period Detail

Patricia Caulfield custom-designed the turned-wood leg of the center island specifically for this traditional kitchen. The soft gray of the base picks up the veining in the marble countertop. Photography by Alan Gilbert

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Elegance on Display

Stepped crown moldings and classic marble are among the timeless characteristics in this space. Glass-front cabinets allow the homeowner to display traditional china and crystal. Design by Karen Williams of St. Charles Kitchens; photography by Keith Scott Morton

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Built-In Charm

Designer Mark Haddad used freestanding furniture — including this hutch, painted Benjamin Moore's Louisberg Green — for an elegant, English-style kitchen. The drawer pulls and glass-front cabinetry add to the traditional appeal. Photography by Joseph St. Pierre

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Punch of Color

There's plenty of room for color in a traditional kitchen. This British-inspired design includes a color scheme of royal blue, black and white. Design by Michael Howells; photography by Anna M. Campbell

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