Design a Traditional Kitchen

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

Photo By: 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

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

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

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

Classic Approach

Designer Jeffrey Krieger uses traditional cabinetry, upholstered dining chairs and a fireplace to create a classic look. Valances at the window add softness without fussiness. Photography by TK

Mission-Style Character

Oak cabinets with sculptural metal hardware are quintessential Mission style. Designer Angela Bonfante kept the look clean, simple and traditional in this efficient space.

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