We have been on the hunt for a new pad since mid March. It's awful. This market=awful. Seems like 1/2 of the homes on the market are short sales and the other half are priced way over market (whoa, the word market was used x1 too many).
What I mean it, either it will take forever to buy...or the sellers can't afford to part.
We do know this: We are looking for a circa 1920's home.
A charming Tudor will do just fine. The problem? The 1980's! That's the problem.
What's a girl to do? Rose colors swag is not an option.
Research people. We know most things lovely in architecture came pre-1930; but interior design?
Here's to simpler times, huh?
The challenge: contemporary function vs. time stamped fashion.
Concrete countertops = function
dye them white = fashion
These honed concrete counter tops give a look of stone apothecary. Very true to the time; and still functional.
Floor to ceiling cabinets = function.
Retro hardware and console shapes = fashion.
I love the shaping of all of these cabinets. They come together like an old ice box. The cute farm sink ties it together.
NOTE: the beadboard back splash is def a function no-no.
I found countless beautiful kitchen's with 1920's influences...
ha! If only?! The only not wonderful thing about the 1920's kitchen is the not so comical resemblance to a shoe box.