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Decorating Ideas for a Mod Kitchen

Aug 28, 2008

by daniellexo

I was inspired by this Design*Sponge Sneak Peek of LisaCongdon‘s kitchen, to show you, dear reader, how to create such a lovely spot in your home! Lisa is an Etsy seller (see her shop here) with a fabulous collection of vintage pyrex and enamelware with a gorgeous plate wall. Want a kitchen as mod and bright as hers? You’re in the right place. 

First you need a glorious collection of vintage mod, pyrex and enamelware! You can find great pieces right here on Etsy in the Vintage section.


[Left to Right, above: hollybean | lovarevolutionary | whiteelephantvintage | JollyPollyPickins ]

Next, a plate wall! I had this thought for my own apartment, and seeing it here confirms this is a FANTASTIC idea! Here’s what my plate wall might consist of: 


[Left to Right, above: sweetrice | baileydoesntbark | trixiedelicious ]


[Left to Right, above: EstherCoombs | StacyJoCeramics ]

A few modern touches …  

 
[Left to right, above: therunnybunny | decoylab | elementclaystudio ]


[Left to right, above: YoursTrulyxoxo | ImpureVessels | LeiLiLaLoo ]

… and you’re on the road to a kitchen Brigitte Bardot might bat her eyelashes in. I couldn’t stop finding beautiful items I want for my own space, so have a look at the related items below for more inspiration! 

Looking for more ways to beautify your home? Check out our previous decor articles! Also, be sure to take a peek at the special Back to School Decorating Showcase and House Warming Gift Guide for more great interior ideas. 

Fire King Golden Shell Dinner Plates Set of 5
Fire King Golden Shell Dinner Plates Set of 5
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Gorgeous Vintage Bird Cookware
Gorgeous Vintage Bird Cookware
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vintage pyrex fridge set-3 pieces
vintage pyrex fridge set-3 pieces
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Bronze doily fine china ivory flower dessert \/ pie plate
Bronze doily fine china ivory flower dessert \/ pie plate
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vintage green with daisies tray
vintage green with daisies tray
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vintage French knot and embroidery doily
vintage French knot and embroidery doily
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Ceramic Mushroom for your terrarium desk scape
Ceramic Mushroom for your terrarium desk scape
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Fancy Sweetheart Neckline Vintage Inspired Apron
Fancy Sweetheart Neckline Vintage Inspired Apron
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26 comments

  • GemmaBeads

    GemmaBeads said 10 years ago

    Great stuff! Plates sure are a fun and easy way to change up a room. And how great is vintage Pyrex!! LOVE it. Reminds me of being in Grandma's (or Mom's) kitchen.

  • OceanGrrl

    OceanGrrl said 10 years ago

    I would buy one of everything if I could, thanks!

  • RedaretheRoses

    RedaretheRoses said 10 years ago

    cute cute! This is exactly the kind of stuff I have filling up my kitchen!

  • julietaromano

    julietaromano said 10 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL STUFF! WAITING FOR MY OWN SPACE TO FILL IT WITH ALL THIS GREAT IDEAS

  • thepairabirds

    thepairabirds said 10 years ago

    I (heart) the decorating articles. More, please :) My favorites is going to be filled with so many of these items.

  • EyePopArt

    EyePopArt said 10 years ago

    Great stuff! I love that vintage green tray, and the photo with all the plates hanging on the wall is awesome! In my kitchen, I have a collection of psychedelic vintage mugs hanging from coffee cup hooks that are screwed into the ceiling in a swirly pattern. I have a picture on my blog here: http://eyepopart.blogspot.com/2007/06/check-out-wickedly-chic.html

  • dogties

    dogties said 10 years ago

    Amazing items. Great jobs!

  • hellofacey

    hellofacey said 10 years ago

    Awe, all this groovy stuff makes me miss the mod kitchen I used to have. I will have to start collecting again. So glad Etsy allows vintage selling :)

  • HeyMichelle

    HeyMichelle said 10 years ago

    Great ideas! I'm inspired!

  • tinatarnoff

    tinatarnoff said 10 years ago

    This is absolutely wonderfull stuff! I simply adore those - Bronze doily fine china ivory flower dessert / pie plates. Lovely!

  • TeenAngster

    TeenAngster said 10 years ago

    So, so good. This does not bode well for my dish addiction!

  • roska

    roska said 10 years ago

    I love the dish wall. I am forwarding this article to my bf right now...hi steve!

  • kitschcafe

    kitschcafe said 10 years ago

    yay! i love lisa. i am going to be in SF in october. can't wait to meet her and see her shop!

  • cherrybombe

    cherrybombe said 10 years ago

    Tres dangereaux, indeed! I want to buy it all, please!

  • RaeGun

    RaeGun said 10 years ago

    oh my gosh I love the plate arrangement...just to find a kitchen worthy of such decor

  • baconsquarefarm

    baconsquarefarm said 10 years ago

    Great read, love the plate wall~

  • JackRabbit

    JackRabbit said 10 years ago

    I wish I had a bigger kitchen!

  • luckycoloryellow

    luckycoloryellow said 10 years ago

    Awesome kitchen! Makes me wish I spent more time in mine. :P

  • PoeticHome

    PoeticHome said 10 years ago

    What a fun post! I enjoyed your great selections, which certainly bring retro cheer to any kitchen :)

  • dizzydezign

    dizzydezign said 10 years ago

    Love all the plates. Mine always seem to fall off the walls, in the middle of the night!

  • RokuStationery

    RokuStationery said 10 years ago

    I love all of the things you picked out! I love the kitchen...

  • Itybitybags

    Itybitybags said 10 years ago

    I Love SarahBurden! Lovely picks!

  • madebymavis

    madebymavis said 10 years ago

    I want it all and wish my kitchen was larger!

  • autumnsarrival

    autumnsarrival said 10 years ago

    Love the apron & the bird cookware- my mom used to have some just like those & you just can't find the good ones anymore!

  • junkculture

    junkculture said 10 years ago

    Yeay for vintage!

  • nosideup

    nosideup said 10 years ago

    salivating over the plate wall...

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