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PMW Architects-Tower House contemporary-kitchen
 

PMW Architects-Tower House

TOWER HOUSE (1994) • A 3600 s.f. (4-story) brownstone, previously broken into 5 apartments, converted into a home for a young family (New York, NY) THE PLAN... • In order to achieve a different spatiality than the horizontal layering of the traditional brownstone, the initial strategy was to literally introduce the vertical and horizontal dimensions of the building upon entering from the street. At the Entry, the horizontal terrazzo “runway” (x-axis) joins the vertical space of the pigmented plaster foyer “tower” (y-axis) linking the rear garden and the sky. • The spaces within the home are further vertically linked (z-axis) by a central interior condition about which the major details and materials are deployed. • At each floor, there is a major body-scaled detail which directs or frames the relationship of the body to the space (i.e., The maple bulge at the first floor, the copper wall at the second floor and the mahogany “armoire” at the third floor).  
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http://www.pmwarchitects.com/pmw2006/tower.html

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Copper accents and counters can take on a very modern look when paired with a light, minimalist kitchen.
Versatility. Copper is a chameleon — it can take on a variety of personalities to suit your space. It feels as appropriate in a modern townhouse or an industrial loft as it does in a traditional kitchen or a comfortable cottage.
Bud Dietrich, AIA added this to 8 Natural Home Materials That Can't Be Beat
Copper. Stainless steel will always look shiny and new; aluminum needs to be painted, anodized or somehow finished; but copper, like a favored grandparent, just gets better with age. Even indoors, where it will age more slowly, copper provides character to this contemporary and spartan setting.

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November 15, 2014
and hide the sink!!!
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November 2, 2014
Patina copper accents
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October 29, 2014
We may change our granite on our island......Could we do copper???
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October 9, 2014
Copper worktops
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October 6, 2014
Simple
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September 17, 2014
copper sink/island backsplash echoes range backsplash, & acts as texture to otherwise flat plane of island - on BOTH sides of island!
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August 28, 2014
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August 25, 2014
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August 2, 2014
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July 30, 2014
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July 18, 2014
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July 14, 2014
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July 7, 2014
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June 25, 2014
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June 22, 2014
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June 7, 2014
level island with raised screen
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May 28, 2014
Kitchen
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May 25, 2014
Copper
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May 18, 2014
cool use of copper-like lighting under cabinets
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May 15, 2014
Copper counters
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May 13, 2014
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May 11, 2014
Copper - never heard of it as a kitchen bench top
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April 27, 2014
Bench
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April 17, 2014
interesting backwash to sink
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April 16, 2014
Copper backsplas
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April 13, 2014
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April 6, 2014
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April 1, 2014
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March 24, 2014
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March 23, 2014
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January 26, 2014
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January 5, 2014
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December 28, 2013
Copper
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December 26, 2013
Counters
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December 16, 2013
Kitchen
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December 12, 2013
Copper. Stainless steel will always look shiny and new; aluminum needs to be painted, anodized or somehow finished; but copper, like a favored grandparent, just gets better with age. Even indoors, where it will age more slowly, copper provides character to this contemporary and spartan setting.
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November 26, 2013
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November 13, 2013
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November 13, 2013
Copper Island
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November 10, 2013
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November 5, 2013
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October 31, 2013
Copper counter top
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October 27, 2013
copper counter
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October 17, 2013
Copper in kitchen
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October 14, 2013
uncluttered
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Copper
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October 2, 2013
Calming cream and copper
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October 1, 2013
copper countertops
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September 30, 2013
Using copper on countertop
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September 21, 2013
love the bump up against the island
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September 1, 2013
Copper use in interior kitchens
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August 31, 2013
Counters
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August 29, 2013
copper countertops
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August 26, 2013
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July 26, 2013
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July 25, 2013
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July 24, 2013
Copper counter
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July 22, 2013
Copper!
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July 13, 2013
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July 11, 2013
placement of steam oven
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July 6, 2013
Kitchen
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June 27, 2013
Copper
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June 22, 2013
Natural materials
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June 14, 2013
raised section serves as backsplash in front of sink
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June 14, 2013
Intelligent way to cover the sink
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June 13, 2013
Absolutely GORGEOUS use of copper
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May 29, 2013
Copper counters
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Copper
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April 19, 2013
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Copper framed with wood for an island
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March 28, 2013
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March 3, 2013
Copper Sinks, Splashes in kitchens...natural patina, mild soap and warm water for cleaning...
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March 3, 2013
copper countertops
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March 3, 2013
Copper counters - good look
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March 2, 2013
lighting
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February 6, 2013
Minimalist kitchen look!! Change knobs on doors for cool look!!
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February 6, 2013
pretty
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February 1, 2013
copper countertops
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January 31, 2013
Counter tops
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January 23, 2013
Kitchen
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January 21, 2013
Pretty wonder how this would look for the bar?
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January 20, 2013
Kitchen
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January 12, 2013
white and copper
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January 10, 2013
copper
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January 9, 2013
Love this article about copper use in the kitchen
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January 5, 2013
copper counters
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December 19, 2012
monochromatic - restful of boaring?
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December 10, 2012
Like copper not cabinets
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copper countertops
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December 1, 2012
Copper counter tops
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December 1, 2012
Copper countertops
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November 9, 2012
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copper countertop
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October 31, 2012
copper......
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October 23, 2012
Copper in a contemporary design
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October 11, 2012
micro on side
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October 10, 2012
copper
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October 10, 2012
Copper?
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October 9, 2012
Copper backsplash
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October 6, 2012
Me encanta el estilo
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September 19, 2012
hammered copper backsplash
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September 17, 2012
great colour scheme for riiko riakwa
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September 15, 2012
Copper
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September 8, 2012
gorgeous copper element
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September 4, 2012
Contemporary application of copper counters and etc in the kitchen
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August 30, 2012
Copper!
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August 29, 2012
cozinha simples moderninha
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August 29, 2012
sedona.....
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August 28, 2012
Copper is a chameleon — it can take on a variety of personalities to suit your space. It feels as appropriate in a modern townhouse or an industrial loft as it does in a traditional kitchen or a comfortable cottage.
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August 28, 2012
copper?
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August 27, 2012
Copper accents and counters can take on a very modern look when paired with a light, minimalist kitchen.
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August 24, 2012
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August 20, 2012
copper
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August 19, 2012
Copper. Stainless steel will always look shiny and new; aluminum needs to be painted, anodized or somehow finished; but copper, like a favored grandparent, just gets better with age. Even indoors, where it will age more slowly, copper provides character to this contemporary and spartan setting.
srfraser added this to srfraser's ideas
August 17, 2012
Kitchen geometric half-wall
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August 13, 2012
Copper countertops, are they expensive?
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August 11, 2012
Copper
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August 7, 2012
Copper copper copper!
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August 6, 2012
Copper island top??
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August 5, 2012
copper counter and backsplash
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August 5, 2012
copper countertops
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August 1, 2012
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July 31, 2012
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July 30, 2012
open kitchen
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July 30, 2012
copper counters
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July 29, 2012
Kitchen micro
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July 29, 2012
the copper is gorgeous
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July 29, 2012
copper counter
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July 29, 2012
Copper
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July 29, 2012
copper
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July 29, 2012
simple and elegant
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July 29, 2012
copper countertop and backsplash.
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July 29, 2012
kradochia added this to kradochia's ideas
July 29, 2012
like the copper in the contemporary design
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July 29, 2012
copper
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July 29, 2012
use of copper
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July 29, 2012
copper back splash
noslen added this to noslen's ideas
July 29, 2012
Copper. Stainless steel will always look shiny and new; aluminum needs to be painted, anodized or somehow finished; but copper, like a favored grandparent, just gets better with age. Even indoors, where it will age more slowly, copper provides character to this contemporary and spartan setting.
jcampbell711 added this to kitchen
July 28, 2012
copper
Lauren Leigh Designs added this to Kitchen
July 28, 2012
Copper!
murissa5 added this to murissa5's Favorites
July 27, 2012
Copper finishes
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July 27, 2012
Copper. Stainless steel will always look shiny and new; aluminum needs to be painted, anodized or somehow finished; but copper, like a favored grandparent, just gets better with age. Even indoors, where it will age more slowly, copper provides character to this contemporary and spartan
saydemark added this to saydemark's ideas
July 26, 2012
copper countertops!
jakijack added this to jakijack's ideas
July 26, 2012
cooper kitchen counters
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July 26, 2012
Copper. Stainless steel will always look shiny and new; aluminum needs to be painted, anodized or somehow finished; but copper, like a favored grandparent, just gets better with age. Even indoors, where it will age more slowly, copper provides character to this contemporary and spartan setting.
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July 26, 2012
Copper
Holly Hume added this to holly_hume's kitchen
July 26, 2012
copper countertop??
Stacey Miedema added this to Work Ideas
July 26, 2012
Neat idea behind the sink but needs to drop to the floor
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July 26, 2012
cobre
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July 25, 2012
copper
Teo Frunza added this to teo13's ideas
July 25, 2012
countertop de Cupru
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July 25, 2012
Copper backsplash
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July 25, 2012
cocina y micro
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July 25, 2012
can I add copper to our kitchen? I like this
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July 25, 2012
Copper in the kitchen
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July 25, 2012
copper
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July 25, 2012
copper
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July 25, 2012
Copper countertop
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July 25, 2012
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July 25, 2012
copper finish in kitchen
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July 25, 2012
Virtuves spalvos
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July 25, 2012
copper
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July 25, 2012
copper counters and backsplash yum
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July 25, 2012
copper sink, backsplash
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July 25, 2012
Kitchen
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July 25, 2012
Copper. Stainless steel will always look shiny and new; aluminum needs to be painted, anodized or somehow finished; but copper, like a favored grandparent, just gets better with age. Even indoors, where it will age more slowly, copper provides character to this contemporary and spartan setting.
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July 25, 2012
Beautiful copper, sleek design
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July 25, 2012
copper countertops
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July 25, 2012
Layout with Island
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July 25, 2012
copper countertops
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July 25, 2012
copper accents look great with a warm white/ivory palette
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July 25, 2012
copper elements tied to matching counter color in all white room.
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