Reminiscent of a '50s diner booth, this banquette brings vintage style and ample seating to the kitchen. For dinner, schoolwork, and crafts projects, this seating arrangement is both practical and stylish.
Get the look of a vintage tablecloth with a checkered wall treatment. A midcentury-style stove completes the old-school look with all the modern conveniences needed for today's busy lifestyles.
Give a modern kitchen a splash of history with midcentury-style dining chairs. A warm wood table softens the clean lines and metal detailing of the chairs.
A classic gathering spot, the raised kidney-shape kitchen bar lets a family prep meals together. It also provides a place for informal meals. Paired with retro stools, the bar reflects a diner look. The glossy cherry red adds energy to the black-and-white palette.
Keep garden bounty in the kitchen all year with bright fruit and veggie print fabrics. Red laminate countertops, a mosaic tile backsplash, and bright floor tiles echo the fresh colors for a complete design.
Blending Old and New
Trimmed with a metal band and a thin line of red fabric, the stools are reproductions of seating options from a bygone era. Open shelves and glass-front cabinets make the perfect stage for displaying vintage dishes or other collector's items.
A vintage appliance can have its place in a modern kitchen, and you don't have to give up any creature comforts. Here, the homeowners put an antique range next to a modern cooktop for a unique blend of old and new. Many new appliances on the market have the look of antiques but all the components of modern technology.
This vintage-style range sets the mood for the kitchen. Add beaded-board cabinet doors and cup drawer pulls to complete the look from yesteryear. Abundant counter space flanking the range serves as prep area.
Details make the room when you're trying to create ambience. The red countertop adds personality, and the vintage glass cookie jars are reminiscent of an old corner store.
Give your modern dining area a midcentury twist by pairing a banquette with streamlined midcentury modern chairs. A drum light fixture hung low over the table adds to the ambience.
A full renovation is not necessary to turn your kitchen into a classic. Cherry red diner chairs and a grooved metal edge table are an easy way to put a little sock hop in your home.
A classic '50s design element, the checkered floor makes a bold statement. Several tiles on the backsplash were painted black to coordinate with the floor. Spice up the black-and-white color scheme with cayenne-color cabinets.