Traditional Family Kitchen

Designer Dana Wolter uses warm finishes and sophisticated design for this family-friendly kitchen and breakfast nook.
By: Lydia Somerville
From: Dana Wolter

Photo By: Monica Stewart, Photo by Jean Alsop

Photo By: Monica Stewart, Photo by Jean Alsop

Fresh Breakfast Nook

A bay window provides the perfect spot for a versatile dining area. A velvet-covered banquette gives kids a place to pile in, while stools and a chair can be arranged in infinite variations depending on the crowd. Photography by Jean Alsop

From: Dana Wolter

Lighting Design

An updated pendant lamp with a breezy white linen shade and sheer Roman blinds add a serene note of modernity. Photography by Jean Alsop

From: Dana Wolter

Dark and Heavy

Before designer Dana Wolter worked her magic, the breakfast nook had a heavy, dated look, with a wrought-iron chandelier, bulky wood table and blah bamboo blinds.

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Sleek Kitchen Style

Warm finishes like the island’s limestone counter give the family kitchen a sophisticated but easily maintained look.

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Neutral Appeal

Cabinets painted a dark taupe contrast with creamy white walls. Sheer Roman shades over the sink soften the modern fixtures.

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