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Retro modern style is a mix of old styles and new pieces, or new pieces with old materials and finishes. Most often, you will see decor items from the 50’s or 60’s mixed in with modern styles. The bright colors and fun shapes of the 50’s and 60’s make for a room that doesn’t take itself too seriously.
One great way to incorporate this look in your home is in the kitchen. If you aren’t adventurous enough to create a whole 50’s-inspired diner look in your kitchen, try adding a few fun pieces in with your modern cabinets and flooring choices. Here are some cute ideas that would look great against the modern look of any updated kitchen.
Cherry Cherry Pie Plates – Set of 4 – $16.99
These plates will have your guests asking for seconds of that homemade cherry pie. These charming plates are an homage to traditional paper plates and they’re the perfect addition to your outdoor entertaining flatware. So go on and enjoy that second slice.
Locust Dining Table – $584.99
Embrace the warm and varied tone of natural wood with this handsome round table. The tripod legs meet with contrasted hardware in matte black.
Cheer up your breakfast spread with this bright-eyed set of ceramic salt and pepper shakers. With a petite toast and sunny-dispositioned egg, you’ll be seeing your spices in a new light.
Montmartre Arm Chair – $164.99
Some designs were ahead of their time. Considered the chair of tomorrow both for its design and its innovative single-mold manufacturing process, the Montmarte Arm Chair is inspired by one of the most iconic mid-century furniture designs. Created in the spirit of economy and affordability, its unique shape was designed to spread the sitter’s weight and pressure evenly. The deep seat and waterfall edge provide additional comfort as the design shapes itself around the body’s curves, while its ash wood dowel legs add a classic touch. If you’ve done away with formality in your home, the Montmarte Arm Chair is that one piece of furniture that exemplifies the “less is more” ethos. It’s the ultimate seat that goes well in a variety of different settings: as a home office chair, an entryway slipper seat, or a statement piece in the living room.
Color Pop Teapot – $29.99
Invite a friend over to share tea and your stylish taste in design. This beautiful teapot will set the tone for an afternoon of hot, satisfying tea and endless conversation. Made with retro-inspired bright turquoise, red, and gray stoneware.
Dot Wall Clock – $49.99
Add a splash of dotted color to your home with the Dot Wall Clock. Lightweight and easy to hang, it’s constructed from beech wood with a quartz-powered movement that will keep ticking for years to come.
Retro Blue Kitchen Timer – $24.99
Still using the oven timer? Upgrade to the queen of all timers with this vintage piece. The sky-blue color makes a bold statement on the kitchen counter and the timer is easily set by turning a chrome ring. Simple to use, easy to love.
EAT Marquee Sign – $99.99
The message of this charming piece of decor is simple: Eat! Elevate your favorite eating-ground with the EAT Marquee Sign, a sophisticatedly simplistic homage to your favorite indulgent pastime. This delightful decorative piece will make a fun and stylish addition to an urban-chic kitchen or an industrial-modern dining room.
Sandwich Lunch Special Art Print – $29.99
A delicious sandwich for only ten cents? Don’t we wish! Add a touch of retro diner signage to your kitchen with this art print and take a long lunch.
Minty Rays Coasters – Set of 4 – $19.99
Protect your tabletops stylishly with these retro-inspired coasters. The durable compressed wood coasters are printed with a fun, artsy pattern of radiant green and white.
Spaceship Pendant – $49.99
This retro-inspired pendant lamp brings visual interest to your breakfast bar, kitchen counter, or hallway. An eye-catching piece for any decor, it illuminates your home with its mid-century-modern design.
Just a few fun pieces can really spruce up your kitchen. If you aren’t sure about these ideas, you could also add the colors of the 50’s and 60’s to your modern kitchen through paint and finishes. Check out the green cabinets and multi-colored island counter in this kitchen to get an idea:
Are you a fan of the retro modern design style? How would you incorporate it into your home?