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Custom Timber Frame + Custom Kitchen

Great combination!

The big question (for me)…to paint the cabinetry or not?

Wood timbers, wood cabinetry and maybe wood flooring? Too much wood?

If you want contrast, I suggest staining the timbers OR the cabinetry a few shades darker.  Maybe painting the cabinetry, but not painting the timbers…unless we talking about a timber cottage on the beach?

The painted cabinetry in this home (above) provides needed contrast.  I wonder if that is Old Fashioned Milk Paint?

(below pic) This design works well, in my opinion, due to the windows.  Upper cabinetry would be too much wood for my taste, not enough contrast from the timber framing.  What are your thoughts?

Counter top is also an area to have some fun and create contrast.  A favorite is Vermont Soapstone, and of course, everyone loves granite…(don’t they)?

What are your thoughts on center picture? Too much wood?

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  1. archiwiz
    April 30, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    I really like the first picture, and personally I wouldn’t paint the cabinetry. One can achieve contrast in the furniture, or art and accent pieces. The center one is entirely too much wood for me.

    And I like the third – pretty modern, yet a good way to infuse traditional elements.

    • April 30, 2012 at 3:18 pm

      Appreciate your thoughts on each picture, thank you.

  2. May 1, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    I like the first photo, too. It’s stunning.

    • May 1, 2012 at 12:52 pm

      Yes, that one is a keeper 🙂 Hi Bridget, appreciate your comment!

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