Combine modern and traditional. We've all heard of this situation: A husband wants a modern feel, while the wife is looking for something traditional. In this kitchen, "the horizontal orientation of the banks of drawers speak a modernist language, whereas the simple, slightly enhanced Shaker-style door and the crown molding are a testament to traditional design," Hanl says."The almost-black stain combined with the unglazed off-white cabinetry has a very graphic connotation to it," she continues. "And once we enlarged the windows to the garden, the prevalent rock outcrops with lichen and moss growing on them became our inspiration for the dark olive-mushroom wall color. It made the view into the garden really pop!"