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Old World Style for Kitchens and Baths

These stunning kitchens and baths feature all of the wow-worthy styles that are characteristic of centuries-old European estates, expertly blended with all of the comforts of today's modern age.


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    • Rustic Range Hood

      A statement-making range hood instantly conveys old-world style in this kitchen. The graceful curves and ornate carved detailing set it apart from the surrounding cabinetry.

    • Decorative Sink Basin

      Here, a traditional farmhouse-style sink gets an old-world style update thanks to a dramatic carving set into the stone. The brushed metal faucet picks up flecks of the dark colors found in the marble countertops.

    • On Tap

      In this kitchen, a polished nickel faucet adds sparkle to its heavy stone surroundings. The bridge-style design is a feature found in many traditional-style kitchens.

    • Hang It Up

      A pot rack made from an antique ladder keeps cooking essentials up but well within reach in this kitchen. The rack is suspended from the ceiling with heavy-duty iron chains, which further emphasizes the room's old-world character.

    • Set the Scene

      A statement-making light fixture hung low above this kitchen's center island lends both style and functionality. The item's ornate design not only lends artistic appeal, but also allows it to blend with its traditional surroundings.

    • Store in Style

      Subtle gold leaf accents add a touch of elegance to this dish rack. Two cabinet fronts were removed in favor of glass inserts and a plate rack was installed to add even more convenience.

    • Dressed Up Doors

      Intricate details are a staple of all traditional-style kitchens. Here, an antique French door is adorned with ornate iron scrollwork.

    • Custom Design

      Weathered textures and rustic finishes are a staple of old-world style. In this kitchen, the furniture-style island was constructed to look like an antique table. The distressed finish of the wood gives it a relaxed and casual look.

    • Beautiful Collections

      A mixture of wood finishes and textures gives this kitchen a relaxed and collected character. The stone flooring complements the warm wood tones throughout the cabinetry. The heavy stone range hood creates a dramatic style statement.

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      Light It Up

      Pendant lights made from iron and blown glass add oodles of character in this traditional-style kitchen. Hung just above the island, the pendants also boost the functionality of the work surface.

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      Welcoming Patina

      This kitchen's custom cabinets were coated with a French wax finish, which creates the look of age and wear. Rough wood ceiling beams adorn the low-hanging ceiling, which further wraps the space with a sense of history and warmth. 

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      Glitz and Glam

      Glamorous gold-patterned chinoiserie wallpaper creates a dramatic style statement in this small powder room. The ornate mirror frame echoes the motif of the wallpaper and adds a splash of sparkle. The marble-topped vanity and gold-plated sink look elegant and refined.

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      Sturdy as Stone

      An antique stone trough placed atop a stone pedestal gives this bathroom undeniable old-world flair. The dramatic piece was placed in front of an antiqued mirror wall, which bounces light and helps the room feel larger.

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      Bathed in Beauty

      In this bathroom, a beautifully arched entrance into this shower creates a dramatic style statement. Limestone tiles create the shower enclosure and are expertly accented by the bronze fixtures and decorative scrollwork tiles.

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      Weathered Right

      A chest of drawers stands in perfectly as a vanity in this traditional-style bathroom. The piece is not old, but was aged using glazes and paint. The gilded mirror frame and sconces hung on the wall above feature an aged patina, which blends well with the look of the vanity.

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      Industrial Meets Rustic in This Kitchen

      Personalized touches blend with utilitarian design to make this kitchen anything but conventional. Inspired by French-industrial design, the space features a luxe lived-in look and smart fixtures ideal for entertaining.
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