Vintage-Inspired Inglewood CottageShabby-chic Style Kitchen, Los Angeles
Photos by Mark Lohman and styled by Sunday Henrickson for Tumbleweed & Dandelion.
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Fifties revival. This kitchen embraces the fun of the 1950s with a white, red and blue color scheme, a vintage stove, distressed white cabinets and plenty of retro accessories.
Cottage kitchens have several ingredients in common. On the downside, they often have limited — even nonexistent — cupboard space. Many times there is no dishwasher (which also seems to be true of most vintage California bungalows). And counter space is in short supply. On the upside, they make up in charm what they lack in utility. Simply put, they can be drop-dead cute.
Ceramic tile. Simple white ceramic tile flooring creates the perfect foundation for this very sweet red and white country kitchen. The obvious choice for a floor that will get lots of wear, ceramic tile is available in an endless variety of colors and options, is very durable and requires minimal care and maintenance.More: Wood Floor Care: Polish Your Skills
It's easy to forget that banks of cabinetry are a relatively new addition to the kitchen scene — a few generations ago, you were more likely to find open shelving and a sturdy worktable. Even if this kitchen were big enough to stow dry goods in, it wouldn't radiate such old-fashioned warmth if the counters and shelves were bare.