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Eclectic Eateries

Wednesday, June 5

If you’ve been reading this blog for a little while, you may have noticed that I favour an eclectic look. A little tradition, but nothing too traditional. A little modern, but nothing too modern. And ohhh man, do I love a little whimsy. Something unexpected. I think that’s why I love these kitchens so much.
They’re not traditional kitchens. They have unexpected art, unique materials and finishes, and bold and unusual colours. After all, there’s no reason your kitchen has to look like every other kitchen on the block. As long as it does the job you need it to do, who’s to say the kitchen can’t be as unique as any other room in your home?

Here’s my take:
Eclectic Kitchen
  • Dark olivey-grey lower cupboards with rope and rhinestone pulls. 
  • Walnut open shelving, mounted on ornate brass brackets.
  • A cream and grey basket weave backsplash. 
  • A light sparkling Corian countertop on the kitchen island and walnut butcher block everywhere else.
  • Stainless steel appliances, including an apron-front sink with black faucet.
  • Brass sconces flanking the stove; a glitzy art deco flush mount above the sink, and brass & black pendents above the island.
  • Grasscloth for the walls. Saguaro fabric for the drapes. And a gorgeous coral-orange Persian rug.
  • Walnut stools for the island.
  • And accessories to finish it all off - Brass tea tins for herbs on the windowsill; black Foo dogs to bookend your cookbooks; large glass jars for cereal, pasta, and other dry goods; small jars with brass lids and black iron tins for spices, etc; handcrafted salt and pepper wells, and pretty wooden serving spoons.
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  1. have the best taste in interior design! I would hire you immediately to redo my ENTIRE house!!!


    1. Aw, thank you Ileana! I am available for hire, you know.... Haha ;)


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