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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...
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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.
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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.

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- Kristin Hohenadel blogging from rue Vieille du Temple, Paris, France. She can be reached at kristin @ apartmenttherapy . com