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Bold, Colorful Kitchen

In this bright, colorful retro-inspired kitchen, designer Molly Luetkemeyer tried to create a space that felt like a fabulous vacation. Photo by Greystock for California Home + Design
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Who made the chairs? - They are great ...
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saramandaia wrote:
Love the dining table. Is it vintage?
   Comment   January 11, 2014
masonj wrote:
What color yellow is on the ceiling?
   Comment   January 9, 2014
trishgraf wrote:
where is the loght from?
   Comment   November 23, 2013
Cashatt Construction, Inc wrote:
Tile question - What tile is this? Who by? Thanks!
   Comment   November 20, 2012
Arlene Selbst wrote:
What type of glass was used in the window?
   Comment   September 26, 2012
New Seabury wrote:
Comment - Love the Westie!
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Erin Renzas added this to Become a Pattern Mix Master
Rely on reference points. Designer Molly Luetkemeyer wanted to create a home that made her feel like she was on vacation every day. This kitchen certainly does the trick, drawing inspiration from the Greek islands. The space features several design elements: a yellow-striped ceiling, a zebra-print rug, a modern floral roman shade. To pull the space together, Luetkemeyer repeats the hues found in these elements with accent pieces placed throughout the space. Green plants on the table and console mimic the backsplash. A small lemon-hued box ties into the ceiling.
Rebekah Zaveloff | KitchenLab added this to Kitchen Workbook: 10 Elements of an Eclectic Kitchen
3. Humor and irreverence. This kitchen has it going on. And it's a lucky space in that the dining area is part of the kitchen, so more layering with furniture pieces is possible. (With a kitchen that's compartmentalized away from the rest of the house, it's tougher to achieve this level of mixing.)This is the sort of space that's fun to analyze. You've got modern tile and cabinets mixed with a traditional chandelier and dining table. There's more contrast created by the modern chairs and lacquered red console, and humor added with the yellow striped ceiling. Not only does this room masterfully mix periods and styles, it also has a handle on color that few have.
Lift your mood with a cheery striped ceiling. Your arms will beg for mercy with all of that taping and painting overhead, but your eyes will thank you when the job is done. Wide stripes in sunshine yellow and white are a bold choice, but kept to the ceiling they feel fun and unique without overwhelming the space.
Pattern MashupThis 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.
Sara Rivka Dahan added this to Maidenhair Fern Brings Lacy Grace to a Room
It's not called maidenhair for nothing. A head-shaped planter is a fun way to spruce up a living space.

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Fun eclectic kitchen. Cheery.
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The lady plant and puppy
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White with colour elements. The wood chairs warm it up. The black tile looks nice in the photo but will need constant polishing in real life.
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Ceiling. And dog.
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A joyful use of color- very welcoming!
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Blue and green backsplash color not tile shape
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backsplash with teal and gold
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остров, переходящий в стену????? обсудить такое решение
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Lots of colors!...with white!
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3. Humor and irreverence. This kitchen has it going on. And it's a lucky space in that the dining area is part of the kitchen, so more layering with furniture pieces is possible. (With a kitchen that's compartmentalized away from the rest of the house, it's tougher to achieve this level of mixing.) This is the sort of space that's fun to analyze. You've got modern tile and cabinets mixed with a traditional chandelier and dining table. There's more contrast created by the modern chairs and lacquered red console, and humor added with the yellow striped ceiling. Not only does this room masterfully mix periods and styles, it also has a handle on color that few have.
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light!
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tiled back splash bright??
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bulk head....
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the vibrant colors and pure Fun.
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colored glass
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Table chairs
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Good layout for eat in
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Kitchen table & chairs!
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Cool
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backsplash!
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mirror collage in different angles
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So eclectic. Makes me smile.
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Ceiling
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Bold kitchen
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red cabinet!
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paint beams bright color?
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PERFECT.
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Humor and irreverence. This kitchen has it going on. And it's a lucky space in that the dining area is part of the kitchen, so more layering with furniture pieces is possible. (With a kitchen that's compartmentalized away from the rest of the house, it's tougher to achieve this level of mixing.) This is the sort of space that's fun to analyze. You've got modern tile and cabinets mixed with a traditional chandelier and dining table. There's more contrast created by the modern chairs and lacquered red console, and humor added with the yellow striped ceiling. Not only does this room masterfully mix periods and styles, it also has a handle on color that few have.
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Humor and irreverence. This kitchen has it going on. And it's a lucky space in that the dining area is part of the kitchen, so more layering with furniture pieces is possible. (With a kitchen that's compartmentalized away from the rest of the house, it's tougher to achieve this level of mixing.) This is the sort of space that's fun to analyze. You've got modern tile and cabinets mixed with a traditional chandelier and dining table. There's more contrast created by the modern chairs and lacquered red console, and humor added with the yellow striped ceiling. Not only does this room masterfully mix periods and styles, it also has a handle on color that few have.
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Kitchen counter
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love pretty much everything.
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The sideboard on the left is an interesting option for storage. Maybe we can use the kitchen cabinets as a pantry and get a sideboard for storage of pieces I don't use much.
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Planter and ceiling
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Sufit
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Westie!
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Humor and irreverence. This kitchen has it going on. And it's a lucky space in that the dining area is part of the kitchen, so more layering with furniture pieces is possible. (With a kitchen that's compartmentalized away from the rest of the house, it's tougher to achieve this level of mixing.) This is the sort of space that's fun to analyze. You've got modern tile and cabinets mixed with a traditional chandelier and dining table. There's more contrast created by the modern chairs and lacquered red console, and humor added with the yellow striped ceiling. Not only does this room masterfully mix periods and styles, it also has a handle on color that few have.
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cottage...
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