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Charles Lock Eastlake indirectly created the look when his book Hints on Household Taste in Furniture, Upholstery and Other Details was published in the late 1800s. Designs in the book became the basis of furniture and building styles of the era.

General description:

  • Multistory

  • Similar in style to the Queen Anne, yet more restrained in overall design and ornamentation

Exterior features to consider in kitchen design:

  • Exterior trim adds structural significance to design

  • Wood, stone, or brick, with sometimes a mix of all three to add a multicolor effect

Recommended kitchen design elements:


Cabinet Doors

  • Type: Lipped or full overlay

  • Style: Raised square panel

  • Finish: Stain or paint

  • Wood: Cherry, maple, or oak


  • Laminate

  • Soapstone

  • Granite


  • Linoleum

  • Slate

  • Wood

Architectural Details

  • Crown moulding

  • Chair rail




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