Calculated cottage charm in a teal cabinet kitchen evokes the past but functions for the present.
“Comfortable, warm and inviting,” was the way the owner of this retro style, teal cabinet described it to an interviewer. I agree. A skillful renovation, it evokes an unfitted WWII-era kitchen while functioning like a modern one with the range top deftly pulled forward beneath a big black exhaust hood, plus a separate stack of wall ovens. The vintage teal cabinet color mixed with bright yellow bead board, is a typical cottage color combination we’ve seen before. Here, there are a lot of elements but all very well thought out.
This is a semi-unfitted kitchen look due to the way color is used. The big blue island, the rangetop cabinets and an unfitted cabinet next to the vintage sink are all the same blue. Double ovens are set into a white-painted cabinet and white is repeated on the upper cabinet adjacent to the sink as well. Dark wood ceiling beams tell me this is an old house and there’s a big white beam below the ceiling to support that. The wood counter on the island repeats the wood hue of the ceiling as does a wood-tone chair rail above the bead board.
The old-fashioned cast-iron utility sink which the owner purchased for $50 at an antique (likely salvage) store has a print-fabric skirt attached below to conceal storage. Old-fashioned skirting in the kitchen is rebounding because it’s easy to DIY and inexpensive.
(Source: Cottage Living)
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