The New Old Kitchen: Modern Spaces with Vintage Pieces

The New Old Kitchen: Modern Spaces with Vintage Pieces

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Nancy Mitchell
Nov 11, 2014
(Image credit: At No. 67)

What with all those hard, shiny surfaces, modern kitchens can sometimes seem a bit sterile. The solution? Mix vintage pieces into your modern kitchen. There are lots of ways you can do this — here are a few photos to inspire you.

Above: this kitchen, spotted on At No. 67, actually uses a vintage piece as cabinetry. The vintage cabinet somehow seems right at home next to the modern subway tile and range, and it sets up a pleasing contrast that makes this kitchen very appealing to the eye.

(Image credit: Glamour)

From Glamour: why not use a vintage farmhouse table as an island? The table can double as a work surface, and also a spot for informal meals. Everyone always gathers in the kitchen anyway, so it makes sense for people to have a place to sit.

(Image credit: Homelife)

This kitchen, from Homelife, has mastered the mix, with modern appliances and plenty of storage, thanks to a couple of vintage tables (grouped together as an island) and a hutch.

(Image credit: Skona Hem)

Vintage cabinets in modern kitchens is a look we've been seeing more and more often. These can provide a sort of grace note in a modern kitchen, and also a helpful place to stash a few things in a kitchen without upper cabinets. From Skona Hem.

(Image credit: Houzz)

A wooden cabinet provides a nice contrast to the sleek stainless steel shelves and cabinets in this kitchen, spotted on Houzz.

(Image credit: KK Living)

Another example of vintage tables as island, from KK Living.

(Image credit: Gisbert Poeppler)

The vintage cabinets is really the crowning glory of this kitchen, from Gisbert Poeppler.

(Image credit: Emmas Designblogg)

And finally, in this kitchen spotted on Emmas Designblogg, a vintage hutch provides just the right touch of tradition.

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