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Retro Kitchens - Kitchen Fencing Ideas

Hi kitchen fans, the latest installment is here of 60s-70s kitchens, and the last entry of this type for a little while. I think I've made the point, to show examples of kitchens that we can't believe we really either lived in or were designed, in our recent history! I'll put one up every now and then for another laugh and "yikes!" I'll be replacing this feature with a regularly scheduled Saturday "New/Cool Product." It's important to be aware of what is in the marketplace, and so much is in the marketplace in the world of kitchens. And, having attended 3 design shows in May, I have lots of great material to go through, and I'm really picky too.

So, back to the kitchen of today. It sort of looks like iron fencing, doesn't it? And, the aquamarine? Hmmm, not sure I have an explanation for that! The curtains REALLY give away the time period here, don't you think? But, what really bugs me is the typical cabinetry to the left of the image. I think something there could have had a curve to it. Maybe just curved open shelves between the two tall items. It's just not working for me over there. Oh, and the floor, I can't even go there. Have fun!


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Reader Comments (5)

Have been enjoying your blog and the truly expired, I mean inspired, 60s and 70s kitchen photos. Since I am still coping with the remnants of one, it helps to think mine's not that all that bad. I would be happy if you'd post some more, along with your great new photos. Thanks!

June 4, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJeane

Thanks for the comment, Jeane. I sure will show more expired (love it) kitchens. I'll tell you, it was a bold time, design wise, in many ways. :-)

June 5, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterSusan Serra, CKD

I love this feature so I hope it doesn't go away completely!
This kitchen on the other hand...eeeeek!

June 5, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterKristen

I've done a 60s inspired post, too! I sort of find this kitchen appealing:-)

June 7, 2007 | Unregistered Commentermaryam in marrakesh

I think some turquoise and orange furniture decals could fix those cabinets. I'm moving into a house and the kitchen has the slightest sense of retro. I'm going to go all out and put some crazy 60's colors and barstools in the kitchen, which is currently WHITE. Diggin' on the wall decal approach.

October 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

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