The homeowners wanted the walnut island to be big -- really big -- and resemble an old haberdashery chest. Great lighting, mixing and matching finishes, and patinas elevate this room. Dark cabinet pulls on both sets of cabinets help unify the room and tie in with the trim on the light fixtures and the dark flooring./
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There’s often an impulse to make storage as deep and as big as possible, to gain enough room for present and future items. But sometimes it’s OK to resist that pull in favor of narrower storage. The advantage is two-fold: You can often gain extra storage spots in otherwise ignored areas, and with fewer items, your storage has less chance of getting cluttered and disorganized.
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