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very dark. This makes the room blend more harmoniously. The door style also helps – the stile and rail design with a bead applied moulding is a little softer than a traditional Shaker style.” To avoid a totally linear look, the end of the second island has curved sides, and a lowered dark-stained hickory wood top. The same wood appears on the front of the integrated refrigerator. Here it is inset with decorative patterned mirrored glass. Similar translucent glass features in an overhead display cabinet. “We framed the cabinets on this side of the kitchen with dark wood at either end,” says Teague. “It helps to relieve the long expanse of white cabinetry, without being too overpowering.” On the opposite side of the kitchen, a hammered zinc range hood adds a shiny, glitzy element to balance the mirro red glass. This is contrasted by the natural tones of the wall tiles. The countertops, a mix of quartz on the islands and granite on the perimeter, provide further visual definition. Preceding pages: This large remodeled kitchen by designer Janice Teague features a custom, hammered zinc range hood. A metal finishing strip that runs through the wall tiles is another reflective element. There is a pewter insert on the countertop next to the cooktop, to provide a resting place for hot items. These pages: The furniture-style corners of the island are replicated in dark-stained hickory wood at either end of the white cabinets along one side wall. With ample storage, including two appliance garages, clutter is avoided. There is a separate home office area just beyond the kitchen. search | save | share at 51