Mixing old and new together can be hugely satisfying [I am speaking from the vantage point of a beholder here, not a creator]. Antique objects, like this repurposed china cupboard, imbue a space, no matter how new or sterile it may be, with at least a smidgen of history. They are survivors of a past. Contemporary elements give us confidence—tangible proof, even—that we are moving forward; change, it is frequently said and widely believed, is good.
Leslie Clagett is a seasoned yet passionate observer of the international kitchen
and bath industries, and the founder of KBCULTURE.com. An editor at publications ranging from Arts +
Architecture to Kitchens & Baths, she is also the author of The New
City Home [The Taunton Press], among other books. Leslie has a
tremendous respect for quality design and the people who labor in its
pursuit; her discerning eye has been known to get a little misty in the
presence of true beauty.