"The clients both had very different styles; she likes contemporary, while he's from England and has a very traditional sense of style. They also wanted something that didn't go too far outside the style of the house, which was built in 1947-that's where details like the larger crown molding come in.
"The hardware selection is a little more contemporary, but the door style is transitional, which lends itself to a traditional or contemporary look. The light to medium stain on maple also works with both styles.
"The green walls were the client's color choice, and work well. The green really brightens up the space, which was dark to begin with and part of the reason we took a wall out. The color leans more toward contemporary side of things, as that vivid of a color tends to be a little more contemporary, but it works with the other colors in the house, which tend to be a little more muted."
Designer: Serena Rebechini-Hilton
Crystal Kitchen Center
Golden Valley, Minnesota