Kitchen: Old-World Glamour
One day we'll update our kitchen from from industrial/farmhouse to ... New York/romantic? Here are some ideas I love.
Colorful roman shade in kitchen sink window
How to Paint Cabinets or Furniture... using liquid sandpaper.... - cuts out the sanding step. From Better Homes and Gardens
Old silver-plated flatware that you can find cheaply at antique shops and flea markets adds depth to a store-bought set
Creating an eclectic vintage look is possible by collecting single pieces of china or flatware from thrift stores and antique fairs. Most pieces are low-cost, so it's a fun way to shop without the guilt!
Love the white cream paint wall colors with dark floors and black molding! Fantastic mid-century modern living room design with ebony stained trim. Black painted fireplace and built-ins shelves cabinets. Black wood floors! Modern floor lamp, glass canisters vases, modern chandelier and modern dining room furniture. Black moldings, black trim,
Wow. What if we painted our trim this dark brown or black? It looks from the same era, judging by the shape of the molding. I'm intrigued by this sophisticated look. Jessica Helgerson Design Sponge
Gray tones, chandelier, old tin plates.
Love the dark beams above a creamy kitchen
Black & white kitchen. ("This breakfast room is lit by French doors on either side and a picture window behind the long table. Designed by Berkley Vallone and Caroline DeCesare. Featured in March 2008 issue of House Beautiful.")
"Spare Aesthetic. In a kitchen designed by Susan Tully, an Aga range works beautifully with the spare aesthetic. The simple black-and-white color scheme adds a nice touch." (House Beautiful)
Simply stunning kitchen designed by the uber talented, Benjamin Dhong. The traditional cabinetry, crisp subway tile and marble countertops. The clean lines of the island add a modern element and the pops of yellow really tie everything together. The fabulous oversized globe pendant is truly the jewelry in the room.
Subway tile backsplash, and check out that hanging light! (Benjamin Dhong I.D.)
stunning backsplash from places like Esty.com that sell graphic wallpaper designs that easily work as more unusual backsplashes in your kitchen. Great for renters as the sheets are removable. Also, perfect to use as a custom headboard, cut out the shape you'd like to follow, trim and apply to wall. If you like me, while I sill like the look of glass tile, I crave something new in my kitchen.
Black lower cabinets, white upper cabinets, white marble and black window frames. Also love the old table and beat-up chairs.