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    A mod look in kitchen cabinets: zebrawood


    The Roman shade was made from a sophisticated, muted orange fabric (Bourges in “Terra”).


    Rebecca Wilson, owner of Needham-based RW Interiors , had these zebrawood cabinets customized to fit her Needham home. “The modern lines are balanced by the more traditional trim and moldingsthat match those in the rest of the house,” Wilson said.


    These Ogeetiles in a shimmering bronze and champagne were purchased at Tile Showcase . “The linear design of the zebrawood [cabinetry] is such a strong statement, it was important not to repeat a linear pattern and not to have a small, busy-looking tile on thebacksplash,” she said.



    Wilson wanted a darker-color stone to contrast with the cabinets that was not busy. “That doesn’t really exist in nature,” Wilson said, so she called on decorative painter Marilyn McCleod of Lee Design . Starting with a plywood base, McCleod added a layer of concrete then painted a marble design,finishing with an epoxycoating and sealant.


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    The original floor had too much red in it, Wilson said,so she had it hand-finished by McCleod for a dark, slightly distressed look.

    Michael J. Lee for The Boston Globe

    Eileen McEleney Woods is the editor of Address. E-mail her at