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Publication Date: 2014-11-26


Steal This Look: A Kitchen Designed for Entertaining

Interior designer Summer Thornton took a masculine approach to the remodel of an early 1900s French Tudor in Evergreen Park, Illinois, a half hour south of Chicago. The house was overhauled for a single man—one who likes to entertain—and the plan allows for ample growth and plenty of guests.

With its classic French range and industrial accents, the grand-scale kitchen is a healthy mix of modern warmth and ruggedness. Here's a look at the design and how to source the key elements.


A long marble-topped island runs down the center of the eat-in kitchen ending with a circular dining table. The range is set within a brick niche. Photograph from Summer Thornton Design.

Thornton's firm designed and built all the cabinetry, including the columns of rustic open shelves on either side of the range.

Large baskets tucked below the island add an extra layer of storage in the kitchen.

See the appliances, lighting, furniture and accessories used in the kitchen on Remodelista


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