When contemporary styling and antique richness meet, something special happens. That goes for any room of the house, and the kitchen is no exception. While many of us may want to keep our kitchens up-to-date when it comes to appliances and materials, they can always be accessorized and furnished with an antique mix:Whether it's artwork, an old wooden farmhouse table, or the architectural features of the space, mixing antiques with crisp, cool new kitchens can serve as a reminder of the past. It can be wonderful to surround yourself with the familiar and the well-used, even if you're a modernist at heart.
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