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homes
AT RIGHT:
Mixing cabinet colors,
quartz countertops,
and a travertine wall
give Melissa's kitchen
that Old World feel.
BELOW:
A small refrigerator
for drink mixes sits
tucked into the island
opposite the hutch
turned bar.

The Cabinets
To replicate her grandmothers' kitchens, Melissa didn't
want all her cabinets to be the same; she wanted them
to complement the style of the hutch.
"I don't like matchy-matchy," she says. So, she went
with two different styles of Merillat cabinets.
"She chose the Canvas with Desert accents from their
Classic collection," says Wade, "and the Maple Cognac
from their Masterpiece collection."
The plate rack over the sink, from the Masterpiece
collection, makes things more accessible and adds to
the vintage style. The built-in, teak butcher block at
the end of the full island is much like what Melissa's
grandmothers had and completes the Old World feel.
In keeping with her eclectic expression, Melissa chose
two different quartz countertops as well. The island is
topped with Cambria Nevern and the surrounding
cabinets with LG Clarino.

The Jewels of
the Kitchen

Melissa calls her appliances and fixtures the jewelry
of the kitchen with finishes labeled Sunset Bronze,
Brushed Champagne and Satin Gold.
"I think it's more interesting the golds are mixed
up, not matching," she says. All the appliances are
Whirlpool stainless.
The Littletons laid pre-finished hickory throughout
the open floor plan with boards of random width and
length to "make it look old."
The kitchen includes can lighting in the ceiling,
as well as fixtures from Build.com. A farmhouse sink
provides ample space for large pots. The travertine wall
reminds Melissa of the brick walls in her grandmothers'
kitchens. And, adjacent to the kitchen is a large, walkin pantry.
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