Cathy wanted a kitchen that lives in the here and now but her husband had inherited a cache of beloved antiques. How to resolve those two impulses? Nothing brings old furniture to life like a modern setting, and in this case, the answer really was black and white. Graphic rugs, tile, and sleek modern cabinets marry old to new using this simple palette. Meanwhile, previous “ruinivations” that had chopped off period details mid-wall were fixed. We restored the moldings and doorways of this pre-war gem to their former glory and used shades of grey to highlight them.

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