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Seaside Retreat

From Seeworthy, July/August 2005

So many people go over the top with kitchens: cabinetry that looks like furniture from the antiques dealer, appliances that are less at home in the home and more at home out, like in a restaurant kitchen. This place has none of that and I love it for it. Simple appliances, a plain sink, lots of white paint that makes for a clean and airy feeling. Seems like a fine place to eat toast, if you ask me.

One of the things I especially like: the exterior screen door the homeowners brought inside for the pantry. It's a welcome touch of off-beat (and inexpensive) creativity in a world of mass-market design.

Scott Omelianuk, Editor

What I like about this kitchen is that it reflects the origin of the house and its surroundings. This is a beach house from the turn-of-the-century South. The fixtures are humble and inventive (like the screen door on the pantry); the coloring is very beachy—tans, seafoam greens, blues—without being cheesy; and the glass-tile countertop is beautiful.

Hylah Hill, Art Director
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