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Kitchen Inspiration: Cheery Pie

My clients pulled out a picture of lemon meringue pie on a stick and said, "This pie is the inspiration for our new kitchen." I knew this would be fun. They are keeping true to the 1920's integrity of the house with their alley kitchen renovation (yay!) and doing white cabinets, large windows and original-style moldings. For the soft design elements, they wanted to mix 1920's classic style with youthful energy.

I took the inspiration pie picture, sampled colors directly from the image and added a pop of orange to create the general color scheme.

 Cheery Kitchen Color Scheme

Cheery Kitchen Color Scheme

Here's what we have so far. The cabinets and moldings are white and the backsplash will be this long gray neutral tile, so we are adding color and pattern in the fabulous schoolhouse lighting, stools and fabrics.  I am still playing with fabrics for window coverings and the eating nook but I'm loving these bright bold graphic patterns.

 Cheery 1920s Kitchen Redo

Cheery 1920s Kitchen Redo

Couldn't you just sit down in this fabulous kitchen, enjoy a slice of lemon meringue pie and chat with friends for hours on end?