Some­times more

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can be just too much. Such was the case in this 1957 bun­ga­low’s kitchen when the home was bought by Style at Home ex­ec­u­tive ed­i­tor Suzanne Moutis and her hus­band, Koz, in 2004. “We were drawn to all the light in the house, but the kitchen had been re­done in the 1980s and had fallen vic­tim to a mass of brown- stained cab­i­netry, black ap­pli­ances, faux Tif­fany lamps and a heavy bulk­head,” Suzanne re­calls. “It was dark and dreary.” In ad­di­tion, ev­ery mod kitchen con known at the time (wall oven plus is­land cook­top, gi­ant mi­crowave, over­sized dish­washer, dou­ble sink with gar­bu­ra­tor) had been jammed in, re­sult­ing in pure dec­o­ra­tive – and func­tional – chaos.

The cou­ple quickly set about restor­ing the space to a lighter, brighter ver­sion of it­self, tak­ing ad­van­tage of stream­lined and space-sav­ing reno op­tions in the process to pare back the lay­ers and cre­ate a vin­tage-in­spired beauty.

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