Big fan of breakfast bars/stools near the cooking/prep area so chef can still interact with guests, appetizers can be served // SallyL: Cardel Designs - Open plan kitchen and dining room with breakfast bar.
After: white with black counter tops. We used the Rustoleum Counter Top Transformation Kit to update her Formica butcher block counters. We painted all the cabinets white, added glass doors for interest and used new nickel hardware.
This 1950 modern has plenty of era-specific quirks, like a glass divider in the living room and an original wet bar. Bolivian rosewood flooring runs throughout and the wood paneled walls include built-in shelving.
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