On Display: How China Cabinets Are Getting A Modern Kitchen Reboot


These traditional china cabinets, as mentioned by designers Joy Young, Alaina Michelle Ralph, and Christina Garcia Lysaught, are finding their place front and center in the kitchen.

sleek black cabinet with metal-frame doors in kitchen

Jacqueline Taylor Interiors collaborated with Townhouse Kitchens on an Armonk, New York, residence where hickory wood provides a rustic counterpoint to a sleek black cabinet with metal-frame doors. (Photo: Adam Kane Macchia, Courtesy Townhouse Kitchens)

Dreaming In Rustic Black


“This minimalist cabinet features contrasting rustic knotty hickory and matte black paint. The upper metal-frame doors don’t have any decorative hardware, relying on a touch-to-open feature, while the lower doors have elegant brushed-brass pulls.”

—Joy Young, townhousekitchensnyc.com

bright orange kitchen with light orange drawers and shelves

For her own Charleston kitchen, Alaina Michelle Ralph opted to paint the cabinetry Sherwin-Williams’ Persimmon with accents in Benjamin Moore’s Golden Gate. Photo: Julia Lynn.

Playful Orange Vibes


“I was inspired by bold vintage kitchens from the 1940s and ’50s. The built-in display cabinet makes this kitchen feel less utilitarian and more playful.”

—Alaina Michelle Ralph, alainamichelleralph.com

kitchen with light blue cabinets and orange flowers

A French-inspired kitchen by Christina Garcia Lysaught outside Dallas features built-in glass cabinetry in Sherwin-Williams’ Uncertain Gray. Photo: Dan Piassick, Styled By Melanie Mckinley.

A Modern Twist On French Style


“Glass cabinets are a beautiful way to add a personal touch in the kitchen. This homeowner requested a modern twist on French style and a place to display her heirloom pieces.”

—Christina Garcia Lysaught, layereddimensionsid.com