After seeing the movie Moonrise Kingdom over the weekend, I was lusting after the retro set design from the 1960's. The idea of my dream kitchen is constantly evolving, but at the moment I would love to create a retro kitchen featuring all of the modern kitchen technologies that we have grown accustomed to. 1. Wallcolor: Sherwin-Williams Belize SW6945
2. Countertop: Butcher block is a very durable surface that can be re-finished for decades. Numerar Countertop in Birch, IKEA $169 for a 96" slab
3. Hardware: Mason pull in Satin Nickel, Restoration Hardware $15-20 depending on size
4. Cabinetry: Square recessed v-grooved beaded panel with white thermofoil finish. Kraftmaid
Appliances: 5. The Big Chill Fridge in White, $3290.00 Big Chill 6. My high-priced item is a restored O'Keefe and Merritt stove. Dream Stoves $3800-8000
Furniture: 7. This sleek pedestal table was invented in 1956. Saarinen Round Dining Table, $ Design Within Reach 8. The Eames molded plastic chairs with wood legs in the kitchen dining area are a must to achieve the retro look. Design Within Reach
Claire is a California native living in London who loves discovering the city with her husband and French bulldog Watson. With a background in photography and interior design, her current creative obsessions include sewing, printmaking, and anything neon.
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