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Instead of upper cabinets filling the space above the stove, the homeowners and architects of this minimalist home created a mosaic-like art piece made entirely of paint, which they applied with a roller brush.
"We worked off of a floral pattern which we had printed out on a piece of paper, cut strips of tape according to the pattern, painted the wall, and then peeled off the tape once the paint had dried — by far the most time-consuming part," says designer Tony Round.
This kitchen explodes with imaginative use of color and pattern. The green mosaic backsplash extends the leafy foliage just outside the door, and yellow ceiling stripes magnify the yellow in the fruit and accessories. To top it off, an irregular mirror reflects the entire mashup.
Everything matters in this small cottage kitchen, which means there's not much room for fanciful decor. Homeowner Bonnie Forkner composes sublime artful vignettes within such a tight space: colorful measuring cups line the oven sill and pastel containers from mint green to citrine sweeten the arrangement.
Forkner groups a hodgepodge of vintage and newly bought jars in her exposed pantry, tying them all together with the use of circle Kraft labels — a subtle yet completely effective unifying element.