A young family of four enlisted the help of Julia Goodwin Design to turn their kitchen into the heart of the home, where their children can grow with ease and are encouraged to learn and play. Bold colors, vintage, and antique accessories play nicely against the classic bold green subway tile. The two tone counters and cabinets ground the kitchen visually while providing depth to the room.
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A vintage chair in a pefect location for one to sit and watch the birds enjoy the homemade birdhouses that decorate the fence outside.
A vintage globe is a nod to the love of traveling found within the homeowners.
A knitted navy sack holds chalk for the taking when one is inspired to use the family chalkboard.
A chalkboard is the perfect piece to add in a kitchen for jotting down notes, to teaching at home.
There is nothing overly fussy in this family home, allowing the children to play and imagination to grow.
With a large window over the sink, washing dishes is never a chore. When the sun goes down, the three white pendants bring in a warm light, perfect for evenings at home.
A catchall anchors the necessary and decorative kitchen items.
Sheet metal on the side of the fridge adds an industrial touch but allows for a rotating gallery wall for the children.
Vintage accessories throughout the home provide a lived in feeling that draws visual interest in all directions.
A small bud vase from Heath Ceramics plays off of the Fireclay Tile subway pattern.
Soapstone countertops against the bold green tone keep the space feeling relaxed and inviting.
In this kitchen with white cabinets, Fireclay Tile in a classic subway pattern go beyond the standard 18" high backsplash, which brings the eye up the walls of the kitchen. The gloss of the tiles allows light to reflect throughout the space, keeping it bright and cheery despite the darker color.
A vintage red desk makes for the perfect perch to pay bills or for arts and crafts with the kids.
A large dark wood stained island provides extra storage and work space for both the parents and the children.
The bold green tile adds a vibrant touch to the home, mirroring the client's personality.