HOW TO MIX MODERN & RETRO IN THE KITCHEN
Playing with color, pattern and texture is one of our favorite things to do. So we were delighted to be asked by Big Chill to put together a mood board using one of their lovely retro stoves. Big Chill is known for their high quality kitchen appliances. Along with their beloved Retro options, they also offer Professional and Classic lines. We truly love all of them! But for this task, we chose the mint green Retro stove.
- Shelby Mod Pendant via Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co.
- Poisson Teapot via Anthropologie
- Teal Deer Fabric via Mountain Fabrics & Triangle Tokens Metallic Fabric via Modern Cloth
- Fitz & Floyd Gold Luster Hi-Ball via Wayfair
- Streamline Handle via Anthropologie
- Big Chill Gas Stoves
- Eldora Floating Shelf via Anthropologie
- Mooreland Dish Towel via Anthropologie
- Regione Cheese Board via Anthropologie
- KitchenAid Mixer in Pistachio via Williams Sonoma
- Blackboard Hook in Mint via Anthropologie
- Latte Bowls in Tourmaline via Anthropologie
- Loft Super White Polished Glass Tiles via tilebar & Handscraped Distressed Alvarado Hickery Hardwood Flooring via Home Depot
- Mason Barstool via Joss & Main
Our first instinct was to go big into the 1950s retro look. After all, we love infusing vintage items into a kitchen and there are a lot of options out there for retro looking wallpaper, tea towels, coffee shop signs and paint combinations. But after a rough draft of the mood board, we decided to scrap it in favor of something that felt less like a museum display and more...well, more like us.
The Perfect Mix of Styles
The new mood board represents a kitchen we would truly like to have for ourselves. It combines several aspects of design into one space The modern elements, (such as the floating shelves and drawer pulls), are mixed with classical, timeless objects (the white subway tile and domed pendant light). The wood stools, floor and cutting board warm things up but the splashes of teal and mint, with the stove as the centerpiece, make the whole kitchen feel fresh, rather than pure "farmhouse." And finally, the pitcher and glassware feel very contemporary and "of the moment." The whole combination of styles feels just right to us.
We'd love to know what you think! How would you use Big Chill appliances?