Fusion in white

This kitchen incorporates both traditional and contemporary styles, for a warm, bright look
View of the granite countertops, cabintery and kitchen bathroom, bathroom accessory, bathroom cabinet, cabinetry, countertop, cuisine classique, floor, hardwood, home, interior design, kitchen, room, sink, under cabinet lighting, wood stain, brown, orange
View of the granite countertops, cabintery and kitchen square sink

If you like the clean lines and simplicityof a contemporary kitchen, but enjoy the cozy warmth of a traditional farmhouse look, a transitional style that blends the two may the answer.

The designers of this white-painted kitchen, Trisha Fotsch and Christine Moritz of Spaces and Views in Lincoln Park, took just such an approach.

"We wanted to appeal to people who like contemporary features and appliances, but are comfortable with a traditional feel," says Fotsch.

The designers specified Wood-Mode fine custom cabinetry with a matte finish and a granite top, which is typical of period kitchens. The cabinetry has simple recessed doors and is painted a crisp white, more in tune with modern kitchens.


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View of the white kitchen, cabintery with matte finish and a granite top, stove, oven, square sink, wooden island in middle with lighting over the top, kitchen aplliances and accessories with wooden tiling floors

"People are often surprised to find they like bright white cabinetry, especially when it is softened with a matte finish," she says.

The designers chose a period hammered apron sink, paired with a contemporary square sink shape and a pewter faucet.

Detailed moldings and a period door style for the cabinetry could be selected to accentuate the traditional feel, she says. Alternatively, a more modern note could be introduced, with sleek cabinetry hardware and simpler crown molding.

"This kitchen style and color can be applied equally well to other situations," she says.

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View of the Kitchen with a wooden island benchtop in middel with lighting, on right is the kitchen stove and oven, with white cabintery either side, square sink with wooden tiling

The kitchen can be viewed at the Spaces and Views' Lincoln Park showroom, where customers can discuss the Wood-Mode and Brookhaven lines with designers. Homeowners can choose from a complete range of woods, colors and styles.

Spaces and Views designers create custom kitchens and bathrooms, home offices, TV entertainment units, mantels and furniture.

Visit the Spaces and Views showrooms in Lincoln Park, Highland Park, Oakbrook Terrace, or Lee Lumber North (Kedzie and Belmont, Chicago), Lee Lumber South (633 West Pershing, Chicago), or SmartRooms in the Merchandise Mart. For details, phone (773) 509 6700. Email: info@leelumber.com.

Apr 04, 2008
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