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Tranquil Blue-and-White Kitchen Packs In Style and Function

A dark and drab kitchen in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts, was in need of a refresher, and designer Kathy Marshall took her inspiration from the home’s cheery ocean-side setting. “The homeowners wanted something really fresh,” Marshall says, “more modern pieces and bold graphics.” In addition to the cosmetic overhaul, the kitchen area was opened up by ripping out the railing system separating it from the living area and creating a cozy banquette for meals and hanging out.