High & Low: A Pattern-Packed Kitchen that Doesn't Take Itself Too Seriously

High & Low: A Pattern-Packed Kitchen that Doesn't Take Itself Too Seriously

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Cara Gibbs
Sep 13, 2016
(Image credit: Liz Caan Interiors)

Playing with patterns in the kitchen can be tricky, since committing to a bold look on surfaces that feel so permanent is scary. But if you're looking to have some fun, take a page out of Massachusetts designer Liz Caan's page and threw caution to the wind! When designing her own chic kitchen, Liz took some serious risks, and the result is an inspired space that proves the kitchen is not exempt from pattern mixing or personality.

Arguably, the most potent part of the above kitchen's design scheme is the floor (and maybe the striped wallpaper). Liz actually had the honeycomb pattern hand painted onto her existing wood floors, but you can get the same look with either tiles or a rug (reversible style for renters or gun-shy owners!) Here, the explosion of prints is grounded a bit by the white cabinetry, wainscoting, and simple subway tile backsplash, but is topped off with brass hardware and fixtures for some extra oomph.

Our high board comes in at nearly $2,500 (final pricing depends on the square footage needed for the tiles), but you can also get a similar look for under $1,000.

High

  1. No. 38 Marjorelle Mint at Bellocq Tea Atelier, $12
  2. Paccha by Popham Design at Ann Sacks, $25.95 per square foot
  3. Whitman Pendant, Small at Serena Lily, $598
  4. Swirling Crest Mirror at Anthropologie, $48 each
  5. Large Chelsea Classic Gold Frame at Framebridge, $139
  6. Swell by Britt Bass Turner at Uprise Art, $500
  7. Black and White Stripes at Chasing Paper, $40 per roll
  8. Rounded Inlay Side Table at Anthropologie, $598
  9. David Hicks La Fiorentina by Arianna Belle at Etsy, $88
  10. Archive New York Antigua Pillow at Anthropologie, $218 for 20" x 20"
  11. Berry Deco Pillow by Caitlin Wilson, $55 for 20" x 20"

Total: $2,369.95+


Low

  1. No. 38 Marjorelle Mint at Bellocq Tea Atelier, $12
  2. Globe Pendant, Medium at West Elm, $99
  3. nuLOOM Handmade Hexagon Modern Rug at Overstock, $134.99 for 5' x 8'
  4. Swirling Crest Mirror at Anthropologie, $48 each
  5. Blick Traditional Wood Frame in Light Antique Gold at Utrecht Art, $25.99 for 18" x 24"
  6. Flowers for Emma Print at Lulie Wallace, $100
  7. Black and White Stripes at Chasing Paper, $40 per roll
  8. Zebra Garden Stool at Scenario Home, $236
  9. David Hicks La Fiorentina by Arianna Belle at Etsy, $88
  10. Woolen Pom Pillow at Anthropologie, $58
  11. Surya Ogee Pillow at Rug Studio, $19.94 for 22" x 22"

Total: $909.92

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