- Knobs – I’d definitely stick with black hardware, but maybe update the style. I suggest something a little weathered and industrial like this (in oil-rubbed bronze).
- Flooring – You mentioned in your email that you wanted to go with tile. I think 12×24 tiles in a brick pattern in a matte, warm, neutral gray would do just the trick. Another option would be to continue the hardwood floors from the foyer.
- Paint – Chalkboard paint! To me, this would be “so Rifle”. It would make a big statement, and give you an opportunity to get creative with chalk and channel your inner Rifle Paper Co. I would also remove the wainscoting for a more “clean lines” look. On the wall next to the door to the foyer (on the left of the second photo), I’d hang a small grouping of gallery frames (maybe with a mixture of white, gold and wood frames) and include a few Rifle Paper Co. prints. This would help break up the dark wall color, add a lot of color and help bring home the overall vibe you’re aiming for, not to mention that it gives a nod to your inspiration!
- Backsplash – Since you like clean lines and vintage elements, I’d suggest going with white subway tile. It timeless! I think this will also give you a sense of a white kitchen (like you said you love), but still have the warmth of the wood cabinets.
- Countertop – You mentioned in your email you were a fan of carrera marble, but wanted something uber easy and durable. Definitely check out quartz! Cambria has some great options that look very much like carrera. That’s what we’ve used in our kitchen, and we love it. You can read more about that here. When it comes to color, be sure to bring a few samples home and see which ones tie in with your cabinets. To start out, try something white to tie in with the subway tile backsplash but with brown undertones to tie in with the cabinets.
- Table & Chairs – Here’s a chance to bring in some rustic touches. A round rustic table would be perfect for this space. To balance the rustic table, pair it with some modern white chairs (the Eames shell chairs would be perfect!).
Now that we’ve got all of that sorted out, let’s put the whole look together and throw in some accessories to bring it home…
1. floral heart print by rifle paper co. / 2. quad wall clock / 3. wood shaker cabinets / 4. white subway tile / 5. chalkboard paint / 6. unfold pendant / 7. eames molded chairs / 8. wood cutting board / 9. painted amaryllis butter dish / 10. cook’s books set / 11. fejka artificial potted plants / 12. flag conversations tea towel
So, that’s my take on a paper-inspired kitchen. I hope this helps you out, Robyn. If anyone else has any ideas for her, be sure to chime in!
Rifle Paper Co. images found here and Instagram (@annariflebond).