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.


Kitchen: Old-World Glamour

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Threshold™ Wellsbridge Semi-Porcelain Cereal Bowl Aqua - $23.95

Threshold™ Wellsbridge Semi-Porcelain Cereal Bowl - Aqua

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Cast Iron Hexagonal Cabinet Knob with 1 1/4" Diameter | House of Antique Hardware

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Draw attention to windows by painting their framework black instead of white, like the owner of this historic Massachusetts home.

24 Creative Window Treatments

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Easy way to improve an old galley kitchen: update lighting, drawer pulls, cabinet knobs and add wall paper...awesome!

Chinoiserie Chic: The Blue and White Chinoiserie Kitchen

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Colorful roman shade in kitchen sink window

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PATTERNS UNDER FOOT Designer Steven Gambrel used black, white, and gray French tiles to accentuate the European flavor of this bright kitchen in Southampton, New York.

Patterns Under Foot

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Gorgeous Wood Cabinetry for a Kitchen or butlers pantry

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How to Paint Cabinets or Furniture... using liquid sandpaper.... - cuts out the sanding step. From Better Homes and Gardens

How to Paint Cabinets or Furniture

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  • Andrea Oberschlake
    Andrea Oberschlake

    Wish I knew about this before I did the kitchen

  • Amy Suardi (Frugal Mama)
    Amy Suardi (Frugal Mama)

    Oh dear--It sounds like it was a difficult project, Andrea!

  • Andrea Oberschlake
    Andrea Oberschlake

    It was fairly easy. I'm just one of those people who hates steps like sanding and priming.

Farmhouse table with black chairs

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Crystal bead birdcage chandelier

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Old silver-plated flatware that you can find cheaply at antique shops and flea markets adds depth to a store-bought set

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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!

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"If windows are the eyes to the world outside your home, then black mullions are the eyeliner." -The Modern Sophisticate. Image from Lonny.

The Modern Sophisticate: Black French Window Frames

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Love the steel-blue washed cabinets.

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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

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Gray tones, chandelier, old tin plates.

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Rockwell Gas-style Industrial Pendant by Rejuvenations.

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Rockwell gas-style industrial pendants from Rejuvenation.com

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Love this shepherd's crook bridge faucet with porcelain cross handles (wayfair.com)

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Dark china cabinet with light interior and glass doors.

Habitually Chic®: What's Cooking?

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Love the dark beams above a creamy kitchen

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Carrara marble

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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.")

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"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)

Designer Kitchens

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Black & white farmhouse kitchen with exposed beams (Susan Tully, House Beautiful)

Designer Kitchens

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