I’ve lived in a few bizarrely-shaped apartments with small kitchens — and oddly-shaped kitchens — and kitchens that were at one time fancy parlors in pretty brownstones on parks. No matter your kitchen set up, there is always room for inspiration, and of course, a bit of whimsy.
As I continue to nest during these next few weeks leading up to the full 40, I can’t help but be warmed by photos of light funky food prep spaces.
How fun to put an ornate mirror above the range. Never-you-mind the curious lobster art above the pot rack. I could easily make myself at home in this space.
This kitchen reminds me of an old farmhouse in Columbia County. I adore the square windows above the sink and counter. White on white on white.
How charming to paint the inside of an otherwise all-white cabinet a bold color. And that wallpaper! Very, very sweet. With all these colors on the flat surfaces, why not add a fun-colored stand mixer on your counter top too as industrial, functional art? Check out this shade from KitchenAid – Buttercup!
What captured my eye in this kitchen was the wire-ware garlic basket hanging on the hooks over the counter top. My mom has one in her kitchen. I believe it is from her grandmother’s kitchen. It always has a few heads of garlic in it. I’ve never seen another like it. In this kitchen, it really adds to the primitive, simple nature — and I love it!
Keep the whimsy in your eat space!