Kitchen Mix: Something Old, Something New

At first glance, this kitchen/dining room may look like any sleek, modern space done up in a blinding white with all the expected modern fixtures. But don't write this off just yet: take a closer look and it's a mish-mash of styles and elements that make this space wonderfully quirky...

French cafe chairs with faux-fur seat covers, a vintage cabinet painted in robin's egg blue, and quaint paneling that creates a shelf for folksy art. And of course, there are the modern touches: the sleek island and counters, some of the light fixtures. So what makes this work? We're thinking it's all the white! What do you think?

[ Photo from The Kitchen Designer ]