Plain old stainless steel has its merits, but in a small kitchen, a giant swath of silvery metal can quickly dominate the room. Appliance manufacturers such as GE, Samsung, and Whirlpool have wised up to this dilemma, and have introduced refrigerators, stoves, and microwaves in sophisticated shades of black and slate. A blog about thrifty decorating, organizing and DIY. You can have a beautiful home without spending a fortune! Small kitchen projects add up to a lot of character. I did a TON of little DIY projects in our kitchen this year. Individually they may not be much, but overall they made a big difference. I'm interrupting the Christmas decor. Don’t keep the spatulas in a drawer one day, then in a utensil holder the next. Small kitchen design relies on efficiency for it to work! A Word on Making a Small Kitchen Appear Larger – When you want to make a tiny kitchen look larger, remember the basics of design. Light colors expand space, clutter shrinks space, and unity and continuity are key. UK About Blog Johnny Grey is a kitchen designer based in Hampshire, England who has been heralded as 'The World's Best Kitchen Designer' by Metropolitan Home Magazine (New York) and the 'Kitchen Designer's Designer' by Homes & Gardens (London). Johnny Grey Studios is a kitchen design and interior architecture studio based in the UK and US, known for their world class, hand-made, contemporary kitchens. more about Jeanette. My grandpa was an antiques “picker” anything he refinished became a "snazzy little thing". The blog began when my home was a blank canvas–soon I found myself creating my very own "snazzy little things" with almost zero budget. Consider how a pop of fresh color and a new approach to kitchen storage could add new life to this all-important space that is truly the heart of your home with these new kitchen decorating ideas. Open Up. Open shelving looks fantastic in a kitchen since stacks of dishware, bowls and glasses look beautiful on display. A Blog About Budget Friendly DIY & Interior Decorating. Addicted 2 Decorating is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. 23 Delightful Cottage Kitchen Design and Decorating Ideas that Will Add Charm to Your Home. If you love antique-inspired details like leaded glass windows, cast iron pans and patina-rich butcher blocks then the cottage look is for you. This style combines charming wood, brick and tile accents with bright palettes. We've been in this house just over four years. I remember it was around years 4-6 in my previous house (and most of our homes) when I really started to feel like I was fully "at home. Kitchen decor ideas for Spring! These rugs have definitely become favorites of mine. They are the Olin black stripe Dhurrie rugs from Crate and Barrel. I ordered the runner (2×6) for this spot in front of our largest sink (that’s the exact same rug I have in my laundry room) and then I ordered two shorter rugs for in front of my islands.