white and blue kitchen with island, blue tile, blue appliances and stools
Photo: Richard Leo Johnson
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New Style Tradition

Savannah, Georgia–based interior designer Jane Coslick helped orchestrate the mix, aiming to make the traditionally styled new house look as if it had been there for decades. She prevailed upon the builder to give the shiplap pine paneling on the walls a loosened-by-time look, scattered around some of the owners' vintage finds, used old shutters as closet doors, and commissioned a dining table with a gently worn finish. Even concessions to modern times, like the tiled backsplash and concrete counters, are met with old-fashioned touches, such as a faux hutch made from cabinets with brackets and chicken-wire door fronts. "Lots of white and plenty of sun make everything pop," says Kirsten. "But even on rainy days, when I step in the front door, I know I'm going to have fun."

Shown: Retro appliances, pendants, and cabinet hardware set the tone in the kitchen; gingerbread brackets play off concrete counters. Ample amounts of natural light and white paint cool off tropical waves of turquoise and aqua.
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