April 14, 2024
11 Methods to Add Cheery British Appeal to Your Kitchen

British design homes deVOL and Plain English have all the time dazzled Nation Dwelling Design Director Maribeth Jones with their sensible whimsy method to design. So, when it got here time to replace her 180-square-foot 100-year-old Birmingham, Alabama, kitchen, she knew precisely the place to show for fashion inspiration. Listed here are the 11 methods she renovated her small kitchen with a little bit of that English appeal.

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Becky Luigar-Stayner, styling by Kathleen Varner

1. Go for Excessive-Influence Wooden Work
After making tweaks to the room’s footprint (together with eradicating a cumbersome unused chimney within the nook), Maribeth maximized appeal with vibrant Shaker-style cupboards and a tall 6-foot-8-inch wood-paneled backsplash. The chimney elimination allowed for customized cabinetry, full with plate racks and open cabinets, flanking either side of the window.

Get the Look:
Cupboard Paint: Sudbury Yellow by Farrow & Ball

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2. Add In Touches of William Morris
Greatest generally known as the daddy of the Arts and Crafts Motion, British artist William Morris used woodblock printing to seize the patterns of nature throughout a time of industrialization in England. The kitchen’s botanical wall protecting depicts citrus and pomegranates and was considered one of his earliest designs, first printed in 1864.

Get the Look:
Wallpaper: Fruit by Morris & Co.

3. Set up Fairly Job Lighting
A pair of porcelain pendant lights from deVOL provides a period-appropriate contact to the English-inspired kitchen, courtesy of their ruffled shades, which have been in style within the early twentieth century.

Get the Look:
Pendant Mild: Classic Industrial Mild from Amazon

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Becky Luigar-Stayner, styling by Kathleen Varner

4. Embody Furnishings-Type Particulars
Pairs of scalloped brackets dot the vent hood (above) and wall-cabinets, white pedestal foot brackets set the bumped-out sink aside from the remainder of the decrease cabinetry. A shapely marble backsplash and complementing unlacquered brass {hardware} from Armac Martin full the “vintage cupboard” look.

Get the Look:
Brackets: “Olympic” Wooden Bracket
{Hardware}: “Cotswold Bun” Knob and “Cotswold Cup” Pull

5. Go for Dwelling Room-Worthy Equipment
“Early on, I made a decision to throw out all of the kitchen guidelines and make this room really feel like each different room in the home,” says Maribeth. Enter: a pair of vintage engravings flanking the window, a moody oil portray hung atop the vent hood, and an vintage tole lamp sweetly tucked within the nook.

Get the Look:
Oil Portray: Fruitful Artwork Print by Pottery Barn

6. Paint a Checkered Ground
Maribeth labored with ornamental painter Daniel Whitsett to offer her kitchen a contact of timeworn appeal. The distressed checks, that are completed by hand with a small sander, give the room a been-around-forever really feel. Design Tip: To DIY a distressed end, go for a fine-grit sandpaper in areas that want a extra delicate contact. Wait at the least three days for unsealed paint to dry earlier than distressing, then end along with your most well-liked sealant.

Get the Look:
Ground Paint: New White by Farrow & Ball

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Becky Luigar-Stayner, styling by Kathleen Varner

7. Choose White Home equipment
Launched within the Nineteen Twenties as a response to the influenza outbreak (light-colored enamel surfaces have been believed to be simpler to wash), white home equipment are making a classy comeback. Matte finishes, just like the one Maribeth selected for her Café Assortment home equipment, simply conceal fingerprints and smudges.

Get the Look:
Dishwasher: 24-inch Matte White Dishwasher by Café Assortment
Oven: Matte White Electrical Oven by Café Assortment
Fridge: Counter-Depth French Door Fridge

8. Combine Your Home equipment
With assist from her Birmingham-based architect Heather Knowles, Maribeth recessed her fridge to release area a create a seamless circulation between the 2 hallways that flank the kitchen. Craftsman-style moulding on each doorways provides a period-appropriate contact.

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Becky Luigar-Stayner, styling by Kathleen Varner

9. Make Room for an Eat-In Kitchen
Regardless of the room’s small footprint, Maribeth wished a spot for her younger household to get pleasure from breakfast. She and Heather eliminated a financial institution of built-in cabinetry to create space for an vintage pedestal desk and a scalloped banquette upholstered in efficiency cloth.

Get the Look:
Banquette: “Regina Banquette” by One Kings Lane

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10. Choose Small-Scale Prints
The sconces’ gathered shades and breezy cafe curtains on the sink window have been each fabricated of smaller designs that complement the colourful botanical sample used all through the kitchen.

Get the Look:
Sconce Material: “Cupid” in Pink by Chelsea Textiles
Café Curtain Material: “Small Test” in Seabreeze by Chelsea Textiles

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Becky Luigar-Stayner, styling by Kathleen Varner

11. Dangle a Peg Rail
Popularized by the American Shakers, simplistic peg rails hold all forms of muddle beneath management. Screw-in pegs, like those Maribeth used, enable for simple customization and helped her flip the kitchen’s again entry dumping floor right into a makeshift mudroom.
Design Tip:
Area pegs at the least six inches aside to maximise their pile-it-on capability.

Get the Look:
Peg Rail: Screw-In Pegs on Amazon

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Becky Luigar-Stayner, styling by Kathleen Varner

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Senior Properties & Type Editor

Anna Logan is the Senior Properties & Type Editor at Nation Dwelling, the place she covers design and adorning traits, residence options, and present guides. She additionally produces residence options and types content material for the print journal. When she isn’t working, can typically be discovered digging round vintage retailers for the proper discover. Observe her adventures on Instagram!