Summer Cabin Style in Washington, D.C.

White kitchen with vintage island in summer cabin style home.
The crescent-shaped kitchen island is actually a Victorian-era veterinarian’s surgical gurney with convenient wheels. The refrigerator and pantry hide behind floor-to-ceiling shaker cabinets. Opposite: “I wanted all the dining room chairs to have arms because that invites lingering after the meal,” says Mitchell.

Reuse and reinvention are trademark Mitchell, and their influence shines throughout the home. A Victorian-era veterinarian’s surgical gurney serves as a kitchen island, and a vintage garden cart, welded with a galvanized steel top, makes a cool and convenient coffee table. And although Mitchell admits that the garden stool, which he helped make famous, has become ubiquitous, its multipurpose nature and indoor/outdoor style trump any concerns about overuse.

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