How to give your kitchen a retro feel that's classic, not kitsch
This cabinet, salvaged from another period cottage, is the perfect depth for the space above the washer and dryer.
The built-out backsplash helps to accommodate the relatively narrow depth of the reproduction sink and provides a useful ledge for display.
Period lighting goes a long way in setting a vintage tone. Willamette light fixture with shade HP-4612-12-6, $188 as shown, from Schoolhouse Electric, 1-800-630-7113.
Updating your cabinet hardware is a really easy way to add a punch of color and cheer to the kitchen without breaking the bank. Zinnia knobs, $6 for small and $8 for large, from Anthropologie.
These beautiful tiles, which are available in 11 other colors, are produced with a minimum of 80% post-consumer recycled glass. FEEL mosaic tiles, $10 per square foot, by Trend USA, 1-866-508-7363.
Reproductions of iconic early-20th-century pottery are now easily available, while the originals are expensive and hard to find. The Teco Art Pottery Collection by Prairie Arts, ranging from $60 to $195 per piece, 1-800-594-3148.