This gorgeous kitchen would fit in any grand European manor house, yet it’s far from the rustic or distressed look one often sees described as “Old World.” To achieve this look, I thought back to my days of studying art at the Sorbonne and visiting the Musee du Louvre. The still life paintings of the 16th and 17th centuries there are filled with rich, deep colors.
Rather than rough and worn, I allude to the Old World with polished black lacquer cabinets by Christopher Peacock, and gleaming silver pieces from my client’s collection. The fabrics in the room bring out vivid shades of gold, green, and red. The result is a tribute to the Old World as envisioned by the artists of the time.