Vintage Floral Charm In Your Modern Kitchen
I’m a practical person in so many ways, and that carries over to my [mostly] timeless design style. If I even have a definable style to my home decor, that is…
The base style of my kitchen is kind of a traditional modern, if there is such a thing in that oxymoronic statement. It’s plain, but not boring. That said, one of my favorite ways to give little unique flair (I may like timeless, but I don’t like “plain Jane”) is to throw in a touch of vintage charm that makes an unexpected statement in my modern (not boring, not sleek and urban) kitchen.
Adding a little vintage, Downton-esque charm can be as simple as a using a set of cloth place mats, filling a hand painted ceramic vase with fresh cut hydrangeas, or hanging a stained glass panel in front of a kitchen window. Or, maybe you want something a little more daring, like highlighting a wall with a fun antique floral print wallpaper.
Whatever route you go, make sure it delights! That’s what’s important. Take a peek at my latest Houzz Ideabook for a little inspiration:
Disclosure: I’m compensated for putting together quarterly Ideabooks for Houzz, but all the picks and opinions are my own!
Last Updated on March 26, 2015 by Liza Hawkins
This is very similar to my own personal style. I have to downplay the “old lady flowers”, though, because my husband hates them. 😉 But I would live in a Downton-inspired kitchen if I could!
I would live in a Downton-inspired everything, I think! 😀