Traditional Kitchen Decorating Design Ideas 2012 By Gail Drury

Two of Gail Drury's kitchen design showroom displays are national winners. Drury's English pub display recently took second place in the National Kitchen and Bath Association's (NKBA) 2008 Design Competition. A certified master kitchen and bath designer (CMKBD) and president of Drury Design Kitchen & Studio in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, Drury founded her company in 1987 and won her first NKBA kitchen design showroom award in 1998. In all, the studio's portfolio encompasses over 20 NKBA award-winning projects. Download Design Guide and view Drury Design's custom kitchen design projects.

Drury's English pub display mixes antique, modern and commercial influences. Ovation's mahogany cabinetry sets the tone in an "aged bark" stain accented with custom designed mullions and featuring a mix of inset and overlay doors. English pub touches get carried out in heavily paneled soffit, a tin ceiling and antique light fixtures. Variable surface heights add to functionality with a 30" ice bin; 36" work area and 42" bar serving area. Refrigeration is concealed behind built-in antiqued mirror doors with wood mullion accents. A built-in stainless ice chest adds a commercial element.