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Rich walnut cabinets by Robert Bakes lend a warm, inviting atmosphere to the kitchen of a modern house by designer Alexandra Fazio of Cecil Baker & Partners. The backsplash is hand-troweled plaster, made to look like an old concrete wall.
Natural stone. As with wood, stone's natural beauty provides an ideal foil for the straightforward honesty of Craftsman design. Choose slate for flooring and backsplashes; honed granite and soapstone look just right for countertops.