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Karen Swanson’s historic Manchester, Massachusetts, home was built in 1850 by a Contemporary Kitchen prosperous local sea captain named John Carter, and although most of the house has the architectural detail of that period, the kitchen was a relic of the 1950s (or thereabouts). Swanson, owner of New England Design Works and an award-winning kitchen designer whose personal tastes are more modern, made a kitchen that straddles the line between traditional and contemporary, with a small nod to the home’s original owner.Kitchen at a GlanceLocation: Manchester, MassachusettsSize: 280 square Contemporary Kitchen feet (26 square meters)Photography by Evan White "The old kitchen had fixtures and finishes that had given up the ghost. The room stood in front of a large utility room.Pennville Custom Cabinetry6AFTER: Swanson took over the utility room, gaining workspace and allowing more natural light to enter the kitchen through two exterior windows. A no-longer-working brick chimney lies behind the oil painting. The bricks could not be removed, so Swanson stuccoed over them and tucked a small laundry room behind the old structure.Pennville Custom Cabinetry4The zebra-hide wallpaper immediately sets this kitchen apart. “I’ve always loved wallpaper,” says Swanson. “I feel like you can go a little wild with it, because it’s easy to change. I tend to stick with neutral cabinets and countertops, because they are much harder and more expensive to change. You can do Contemporary Kitchen a very of-the-moment kitchen that looks smashing today, but you might get tired of it in a few years.” The peninsula separates the pantry and a storage area from the kitchen.Pennville Custom Cabinetry3Instead of the expected tile backsplash, Swanson installed wood shiplap paneling as a homage to the home’s heritage. She painted it with Benjamin Moore’s Satin Impervo — an oil-based paint meant for interior trim. “It definitely made it easy to wipe down,” she says. “Using a wood backsplash might Contemporary Kitchen not be for everyone, but I cook a lot, and it has never been a problem.” Custom cabinetry allowed for angled-front pullouts to make what could have been an awkward space make sense. Swanson used walnut as the finish for inside the drawers. “I used wood floors in the kitchen, and I thought they matched nicely,” she says. One of the options offered by Pennville Custom Cabinetry is a knife block complete with a set of Wustoff knives. As anyone who follows design knows, Carrara marble has been popular in kitchens for the past few years. Swanson chose a white marble that was much less expensive — $75 per square foot. “That’s cheaper than granite,” she says. The designer notes that marble comes with maintenance. “But Contemporary Kitchen as you may have guessed, I’m not that fussy about things,” she says. Here’s the old version of the butler’s pantry that connects the kitchen to the formal dining room.Pennville Custom CabinetryAFTER: Reimagined by Swanson, the butler’s pantry is now a brilliantly hued passageway with amped-up storage. “Red is one of my favorite colors,” says the designer. “In my mind it’s a neutral — it goes with virtually every other color.” “I applied the same reasoning here that some people use when decorating a powder room. I feel like it’s a controlled space, so you can go a little wild,” Swanson says. “I always love passing through the darker butler’s pantry into the light, bright kitchen.”Pennville Custom Cabinetry2“This is Contemporary Kitchen one of the well-known historic homes in town,” says Swanson. “I wanted to give the kitchen an updated feel and panache, but I didn’t want to entirely ignore tradition.” As Captain Carter might Contemporary Kitchen have said, these are rough waters well navigated."