7 ADD RUNNERS TO RUNWAYS
A vintage runner on the bar side of the island lends an old-world touch to the brand new kitchen. “It marries the various cabinetry colours, and softens the hard surfaces and sharp corners in the room,” says Tanya. The rug has a worn, lived-in look, so the homeowner needn’t worry about wear and tear. Plus, its motifs are busy enough to hide the occasional spill. Tanya also placed a sisal runner along the sink side of the island to contain splashes and spills.