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As is the case for many New Yorkers, Tracy Steele's rental apartment came with a very lackluster kitchen. But that didn't deter this interior designer! She turned her bland contractor's kitchen into a cheerful space with the help of pretty sky blue paint and some cherry red accents.

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Make that a lot of cherry red accents — specifically, cherry red kitchen tools, which really pop against the white pegboard.

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