Hi all! I’m Jennifer from Arcadian Home Decor, a site that chronicles home decor trends around the world. I've been writing about home decor since graduating university and have loved it ever since. I'm addicted to patterned fabrics, Jonathan Adler, chaise lounges, old doors, milk glass jars, antiques, and chandeliers. Terry at La Bella Vie has incredible taste and a real eye for beauty, as evidenced through her posts, so I was delighted to hear I'd be contributing a guest blog to her site!
There is something soothing as well as playful about retro designs, and nothing is more fun than retro-inspired kitchens. Fun colors and patterns prevail in 50's and 60's kitchens not to mention vintage appliances and curvy pieces of furniture.
And there's simply no shortage of home decor accessories from this happenin' era. Here are eight retro-inspired kitchens to love.
A dash of diner
Style At Home Via
The floors as well as the canisters in black and white checkers, along with the mid-century fashion plates hanging as wall decor, all scream "retro!"
Plain (but stylish) Jane
A minimalist kitchen design uses color to give the space a distinctly retro feel, like the polka-dot back-splash and brightly colored glassware, rug and wall mirror.
Dream Fun House Via
Pale bluish-green cabinetry isn't overpowering in such a subtle hue - it's the table decorations, such as the dinner and cookware, are all the primary colors this kitchen needs.
A red and white checkered tablecloth and 50s-style charger plates displayed atop a mantel infuse this retro-inspired kitchen with character. The powder blue countertops are also reminiscent of this time period.
Posh pea green
The stove is the centerpiece of this retro kitchen, with old-fashioned details and a great vintage color, which matches the walls.
Wonderful white (Terry's favorite kitchen!)
Lilac and grey Via
This massive stove unit may look old, but it's one of many new appliances that have a retro look with modern features. The black open range is complimented by the decorative charger plates hung overhead.
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A kitchenette is oh-so-vintage with tulip furniture, like this table and chairs. The abstract wall art adds a punch of rich color.
Louise Rastall Via
Even with contemporary subway tiles on the backsplash and a flattop stove with built-in oven, retro glassware, vases and vessels to canisters and the wall plates, brings this space over-the-top for style.
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