Behind Closed Doors

Painted finishes and natural oak in the same kitchen? When done as skillfully as in this room, the answer is yes. But what really hits the mark for me here is the cupboard that's ajar. No puny coffee-maker garage, this—it's large enough not only to house several small appliances, but also offers ample room to operate them, owing to an expanse of concealed counter space. A modest triumph of cabinet design. Bravo!