We know the kitchen is the heart of the home, especially when the cold winter sets in! It’s a place where family gathers to visit, friends come over to and the baking supplies come out.
This month our interior designer, Marnie Galbraith, is all about creating incredible kitchens. She’s sharing some tips to create a vintage inspired kitchen that will be a warm, cozy place to cook, bake or just hang out.
This season, a trend that’s still going strong is the ever loved “restoration,” a mix between vintage casual and livable industrial. This look reclaims history and brings new life to old materials. The inspiration for this look comes from vintage antique markets, industrial warehouses and the old world metropolis. Art and furniture accents are a spin off on the 18thand 19th century Europe, it is a refined style of clean classical familiarity.
Here’s what you’ll find in a vintage inspired kitchen:
·Traditional cabinetry really completes this look, either light or dark, with small details
·Oil rubbed bronze kitchen faucets remind us of a historic time, accented with pieces like a farmhouse sink in a neutral tone
·Kitchen hardware is also a great place to shine, and drawers lend themselves perfectly to brushed nickel cup style pulls.
·Next to cabinetry, your choice of kitchen lighting can really shine! Look for something unexpected, architecturally inspired or machinist lighting, pendants on pulleys, even lighting inspired by vintage wharf lights.
How do you bring this look into the heart of the home?
·Use a neutral color palate. This is not a look that is supported by color, so stick to warm and cool hues. Love green? Pick a muted, stonewashed version.
·Add some great accent pieces like unexpected iron or tractor seat barstools
·Try decorating the walls of your kitchen with framed old family recipes or rip pages from an antique cookbook
·Working in actual functional vintage pieces for décor such as old rolling pins, antique berry masher, or a collection of vintage bottles.
·Use apothecary jars inspired by vintage pharmacy containers on your counters for storage of teabags, pastas, wine corks, and coffee beans
It’s about being inspired by old pieces and blending them with the modern, while focusing on the little details.
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