• Juliana Linssen

Project Spotlight: The Best of Both Worlds: An On-Trend and Traditional Kitchen



Do you love the classic and timeless styles but can't help coveting the head-turning designs of current trends? I don't blame you! In this project spotlight, a gorgeous kitchen proves that a blend of both modern and traditional styles can be amazing.


Want to recreate this look in your kitchen? In this post, we'll highlight all the special features that make this project a show-stopper.


Let's take a closer look…


Bold Contrast

A dramatic black slab countertop creates a strong contrast between the soft white perimeter cabinets, while warm wood tones found in the flooring and center island strike a beautiful balance.



Statement-making Surprises

Boho style Serena & Lily island pendants paired with retro sconces over the sink are a delightfully unexpected combination. If you'd like to learn more about how to create an amazing lighting scheme, check out this post.


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A Fresh Take on Texture

Although subway tile is a timeless classic, it's been used in the same way quite a lot in homes. An updated, newer trend is to use textured subway tile and install it using different patterns such as herringbone and hexagons. Need more kitchen backsplash ideas? Check out this post on no-fail kitchen backsplash and countertop combinations.


Beautiful Brass

Golden brass tones in the hardware and faucets add touches of luxe.


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A Blend of Old and New

Traditional architectural elements like the large wood beams and vaulted ceilings are juxtaposed with more modern-leaning features like floating shelves, a concrete farmhouse sink, and a waterfall island. Ready for more home inspo? Check out this post on the latest interior design trends.


Project Vendor List

Tile and Stone: All Natural Stone and Lunada Bay Tile

Faucets: Waterstone Faucets

Hardware: Top Knobs

Appliances: Thermador

Barstools: West elm

Countertop: Compac Surfaces

Paint: Benjamin Moore

Lighting: Circa Lighting, Visual Comfort Co, and Serena and Lily



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