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Shape and texture come together against fresh color in this modern kitchen. The accent pieces are vintage finds from around the Twin Cities and give the room a classic but on-trend look. Designer's tip: splurge on the really special items and save on the rest.

The scene

Vintage cookbooks, $30-$45,; How to Marry a Millionaire bar stool, $3,000,; Article Suru large pendant light, $150,; Russo dining table, $1,300, Cost Plus World Market,; vintage leather chairs, $240, Facebook Marketplace.

Upper shelf

Textured glasses, $7 each, The Mall of St. Paul, 1817 Selby Av.,; cut wood cup, $9, Midtown Antique Mall, 301 S. Main St., Stillwater,; teardrop wood bowls (part of set), $18, American Gothic Antiques, 236 S. Main St., Stillwater; felt jar, $24, hand-carved bird, $15, Scandinavian North, 120 S. Main St., Stillwater,; Russel Wright creamer and sugar set, $24, American Gothic Antiques.


Basket, $14, The Mall of St. Paul; 1954 Painting, $48, Staples Mill Antiques, 410 N. Main St., Stillwater,; Red Wing pitcher, $30, American Gothic Antiques; pressed floral plates, $10,; Arched Hay cutting board, $49, similar on; salt and pepper grinders, $10, American Gothic Antiques; Staub Dutch oven, $100,; lidded basket, $16, The Mall of St. Paul; Red Wing vase, $30, American Gothic Antiques; terra-cotta vase, stylist's own.


Copper candle holders, $20, Stillwater Antiques Mall, 101 S. Main St., Stillwater,; drop candles, $13, Golden Age Design, 4157 W. Broadway, Robbinsdale,; Raymor dishware, $50, Midtown Antiques; vintage batik linens, $18, Staples Mill Antiques.