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Nothing exists in isolation, especially not a kitchen in an open-plan living space. While user-friendly work triangles and appliances are essential, a kitchen can also play a part in the overall design, leading an interior scheme or reconciling disparate elements. This kitchen, by interior designer and owner Dana Lane, does a little of both. The house shows an old-world face to the street and has traditional front rooms that give way to more contemporary spaces to the rear, says Lane. “The concept is a cottage-style home with a modern addition, although everything is new.” Above left and left: This open-plan kitchen and living area by interior designer and owner Dana Lane forms part of the contemporary spaces at the rear of a new home. The front of the house resembles an old-world cottage, and the designer has introduced several traditional touches to connect the old with the new. Pale engineered wood floors run right through the home, providing one common denominator. search | save | share at 39