Trend Alert: Kitchen Appliances of the Future Are Headed Back in Time

Trend Alert: Kitchen Appliances of the Future Are Headed Back in Time

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Nancy Mitchell
Jan 18, 2017
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As part of our series of posts predicting the direction kitchen design will take in 2017, we're taking a close look at appliances in particular. As part of a general trend towards kitchens with a more storied, old-world look, we're seeing the rise of what I like to call 'statement appliances' — ovens and refrigerators and range hoods that either are vintage (or look vintage) and fixtures that, instead of attempting to blend in, draw the eye and become a focal point of the kitchen.

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An AGA stove makes a beautiful statement in a kitchen from A+B Kasha.

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In this kitchen from New Zealand Design Blog, a modern range hood (and a beautiful marble backsplash) pair beautifully with an attention-getting vintage-style yellow oven.

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Here's another vintage-style stove paired with a modern range hood, this one from Residence Magazine.

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The La Cornue oven (and that massive range hood!) are the focal point of this kitchen from Marie Claire Maison.

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An inset tile backsplash of colorful Moroccan fan tiles brings out the color of the AGA stove in a kitchen from The Room Edit.

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This stove from The Style Files is the perfect accent in an all-white kitchen.

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From Vosges Paris, another AGA stove, also paired with a modern range hood. Pairing a vintage-style stove with modern style cabinets and a range hood creates a lovely contrast, and keeps your kitchen from feeling like a time capsule.

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In this kitchen from deVOL, a vintage stove is paired with shaker cabinets and an apron-front sink, but the light colors and open feel keep everything from being too heavy.

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A lovely stove and range hood pairing in a kitchen from My Domaine.

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Although the style is not quite as vintage as some of the ones pictured above, this stove in a kitchen from Milk Decoration is still a focal point of the room.

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This classic stove from Big Chill's 1900 series is a bit more affordable than some of the ones pictured above (although admittedly still quite pricey).

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While it's been around for quite some time, the Smeg refrigerator (like this red one in a kitchen from That Nordic Feeling) fits very neatly into the statement appliances trend — vintage-styled and statement making.

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