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Modern Decor Ideas

Sophisticated Warmth
Stainless-steel cabinet drawers punch up the shine of the appliances and contrast nicely with wood cabinetry.

It's easy to have a state-of-the-art modern-decor kitchen that's filled with stainless steel. It takes a little more vision to create a kitchen that's definitively modern but also warm and inviting -- a kitchen that can take center stage while entertaining.

This savvy space achieves it with ease by taking a few well-considered chances. A mix of wood and metal drawers evokes cutting-edge style. Exposed beams with an airy, lively zigzag pattern give the space a playful attitude. Mosaic glass tiles are set in a variety of patterns to give the range backsplash extra drama, while a mosaic tile "rug" set into the concrete floor is a modern take on a classic feature.

Crisp lines, smooth maple surfaces, and gleaming stainless steel give this kitchen an elegant contemporary look that's also warm and welcoming.

Contemporary cooking demands accessories. On the next page, find out how to fix up your kitchen with all the trimmings.

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