Karen’s Kitchen: Details, Details, Pulling it All Together

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Karen chose lovely red marmoleum for the floor, and a warm yellow for the walls. As was done in the 40’s, she utilized left over marmoleum from her floors for her counter tops. She also decided to use wallpaper to create even more of a period feel. She chose one wall as a feature wall for the wallpaper, and she used a Bradbury and Bradbury paper in their Modernism line. bradbury.com/modernism.html

The hardware came from Old Portland Hardware, and was “new old stock”. Karen found that her kitchen became a place with warmth and personality. Even her Mom, who did not think there was much hope for the kitchen, fell in love with it! When people come into the room, they experience both beauty and functionality. Old and new can work together to create a happy and welcoming period kitchen. Not bad for a Craig’s List find!

Marmoleum and Coordinated Wallpaper

Marmoleum and Coordinated Wallpaper

Mike installed under-cabinet lights to provide work surface lighting, and the over head lighting was vintage lighting supplied by Restoring History.

Mike installed under-cabinet lights to provide work surface lighting, and the over head lighting was vintage lighting supplied by Restoring History.

The 40's red plastic handles was the perfect touch, tying in the cabinetry hardware with the reds and yellows within the room.

The 40’s red plastic handles was the perfect touch, tying in the cabinetry hardware with the reds and yellows within the room.