This home resides on a beautiful historic street in Webster Groves but it needed more space, as often is the case for old homes. For the new kitchen there was an addition added to the home, but the challenge for Rebekah was to design the space to look old and intentional for the age and architecture of the antique home. Every detail was approached with care to look delicately antiquated. A statement piece was the simple moss green backsplash tile that decorates all the exposed walls and backsplash areas in the kitchen. It’s a simple look – age-old and classic. The rich walnut wood stained cabinets were chosen for all the base cabinets. The upper cabinets and tall columns are a light off white color that look timeless, without the brand-new look. All the wall cabinets were designed with brackets, as well as the base cabinets, which take on a timeless, traditional approach. The Ilve range is a custom-made Italian range that was built to order; It is a work of culinary art that was designed to look old. Antique brass island pendants were chosen for the decorative lights to channel an industrial old schoolhouse. The desk area – built between the tall pantry cabinets and the built-in fridge – was crafted to sit at counter height so the radiator could be installed below. The wood top adds warmth and character to the spot, which is a perfect view out to the expansive front yard, where the homeowner plans her recipes for the week. Though it’s a new kitchen, it is time honored and true to historic values.
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