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Kitchen Inspiration: Homey, Neutral, and Vintage


Our kitchen's mini makeover is nearly complete. Wallpaper down. Plaster repaired. Walls painted. This weekend, I'm putting some initial decorating touches on the space. (For me, spaces and decor are always evolving.) I can't wait to share the big reveal with you guys. This is the most neutral I've ever gone in a room, but you can bet that it's not all white and gray and brown. ;)

In the meantime, I wanted to share a few kitchens that I found on Pinterest that ended up serving as a source of inspiration—whether it be borrowing colors or brainstorming decor details. Together, ideas from these kitchens sum up what I want my kitchen to be: Homey. Functional. A nice nod to the vintage feel of turn-of-the-century kitchens. A little farmhouse action—since we're in rural Iowa, after all. And some bits of color brightening up an otherwise neutral space.  


Image above: (via Apartment Therapy) Oh, how I love the subway tile, black-and-white checked floor, pops of coral and soft seafoamy green in this kitchen. 


(via Our Vintage Home Love) I really love the pale greige, wire basket, cafe curtains, and vintage scales. I really need to stop passing those up whenever I see one at an antique shop. ;)


(via Tidbits & Twine) What I really adore about this kitchen is the details—that vintagey dishtowel, those knick-knacks on the window shelf, and that antique leaded glass window. So charming.


(the Kitchn) This kitchen makes me swoon. The antique mirror, colorful floral plates, and gold-detailed glassware. And just look at all that open shelving filled with pretty things in the reflection of the mirror!

(via Eclectically Vintage) This kitchen is much to white for me, but there are some details I may borrow—like the vintage bakery sign and white dishes. And that porcelain cow on the second shelf from the top! Love!


(Unknown :( Source) Look, another porcelain cow creamer pourer! (Is that what you call those?) Anyway, that's not the only reason why I adore this kitchen—though I should probably start looking for one of those cows since it popped up twice in my inspiration pins. In this one, I like the simplicity and homey-ness. Plus, bonus points for the Mrs. Meyer's dish soap and blue mason jar—two of my favorite things.

Which is your favorite?

I'll be in touch soon with pics of our refreshed kitchen! :)

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