The owners of this 1856 flat in Central London built a functional modern kitchen around some meaningful vintage pieces -- like a refrigerator his parents bought when he was born, a vintage stove, old gas tea kettles from his grandparents and a china collection from hers...
A hutch holds the vintage china, and a storage nook where the Victorian fireplace used to be is used to house cookbooks and vintage food tins.
Vintage and modern appliances are stacked side by side in the long kitchen -- including a vintage stove whose green inspired the wall color. And they grafted the old door from a non-working vintage refrigerator to a new one to preserve a piece of family history.
- Kristin Hohenadel blogging from rue Vieille du Temple, Paris, France. She can be reached at kristin @ apartmenttherapy . com