A Savannah Kitchen With European Elegance

Inside a 100-year-old house's new kitchen.
kitchen with large chandelier
Trevor Tondro
In designer Mary Jo Bochner's Savannah, Georgia kitchen a mix of French antiques, second-hand-finds, and new open shelving creates a relaxed feeling with a touch of European elegance. For more decor and design ideas, read an interview with Bochner.
kitchen with large chandelier
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Statement Chandelier

The scale of the chandelier by Tim Adams, from Savannah's Paris Market, and of the antique étagères, from Charleston's South of Market, creates drama. Then there's the simplicity of Ikea's Akurum/Rationell system with Ädel drawer fronts. Hardware by Classic Brass. Double-drawer dishwasher by Fisher & Paykel.

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Open Kitchen

The Traulsen refrigerator is 11 years old and still going strong. A 48-inch dual-fuel Wolf range is paired with a Wolf Pro Wall hood, equipped with convenient warming lights. "I use them all the time," designer Mary Jo Bochner says. "I just set the food on that steel shelf until I'm ready to serve." Kenmore microwave by Sears. Woven basket under table from Pottery Barn. Stool from World Market.

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open kitchen shelves
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Kitchen Shelves
The open shelves look as if they could have been here since 1912.
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television above refridgerator
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Television Niche

A Sony TV is tucked into a niche above the refrigerator. Open shelves made with wood salvaged from the torn-down walls hold a collection of white ironstone.

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kitchen door
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Kitchen Door

Soft colors are restful: a custom beige on the walls; Benjamin Moore's Cromwell Gray on the door and White Dove on the trim.

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kitchen sink
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Kitchen Sink

The sink, carved from Carrara marble, is paired with a Belgian bluestone countertop. Faucet by Perrin & Rowe.

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table and chairs
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Dining Area

An antique table and chairs sit in front of the old casement windows, with wavy glass. "We eat here every night," Bochner says.

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