The color scheme for the kitchen in this 1940s home was inspired by dishware of that era, such as Jadeite and Fiestaware. The bold colors were also inspired by the owner herself, who was up for something bright and distinctive.
Infused with a vintage spirit, the new kitchen is also true to the present. The gut remodel extends throughout the first floor, and includes smoothed out ceilings, refinished floors, and a new hearth. Originally cut off from the dining room, the kitchen is now in easy relationship to the dining room and sitting room beyond. Custom-designed cabinets are painted in a color reminiscent of Jadeite dishware. Minimal cabinet door design also recalls the forties. Handmade coral tile adds a splash of cheerful color on drab gray days. A bi-level countertop divides kitchen from dining room and also doubles as a built-in sideboard for Linda's crockery.