Cottages & Bungalows

Staying True to Vintage Design


THIS KITCHEN WAS CONSTRUCTE­D NEARLY A CENTURY AND A HALF AGO, but many nods to the original design are still in place. Heather has advice for those who desire a modern kitchen that still brims with vintage flair. She advises, “Stay away from trending colors and use colors that are unique and unexpected. Vintage homes can get away with a variety of colors that will always look authentic.” You also can stick to a bygone kitchen layout if you wish. “You don’t have to convert your kitchen to a contempora­ry layout … The charm of the old New England farmhouses is how they were not designed for visuals, but for purpose, and by incorporat­ing the right materials, the aesthetics will follow.”

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