Kitchen Wish List| Retro Inspiration with Big Chill - LAURA'S little PARTY

Kitchen Wish List| Retro Inspiration with Big Chill

June 10, 2016

I've always had a love for antiques, and retro decor. From the time I was a very young girl, I would spend my Summers playing all day in my Grandparent's antique store! I remember playing with their old tins, and staring up at all their old antique signs for hours. I guess it makes sense that the house I bought back in 1999 was a custom built 1950's oldie but goodie.
My little house, here in Orange County, CA has a lot of original elements that give it a unique style. For example, my bathroom sink, bathtub, shower tile, and kitchen sink are all in their original glory. And very pink. Yes, pink! It's taken some time for me to appreciate their charm. 

When I was approached by Big Chill to participate in their Color of The Month project by creating a style board of what my dream kitchen would look like, I couldn't help but get excited! I'll be giving my kitchen a facelift soon, with lots of DIY projects to help keep it budget-friendly. So working on a style board/wish list was right up my alley. I was immediately drawn to the beautiful retro appliances that Big Chill offers, and I couldn't help but picture their darling gas stoves, fridge, and dishwasher in my own kitchen! They have an extensive line of beautiful Retro, Pro, and Classic styles that are sure to fit your own unique style. Be sure to check out their dishwashers, dishwasher panels, hoods, and more! 

My first style board is my DREAM board! I would love to create this fun retro look & feel in my kitchen. And how perfectly would these pink flamingos help accent my pink kitchen sink?!

I adore old chandeliers, and already have a couple hanging in my house. You can see an old one that I refurbished here. It's currently hanging in my entryway. It just makes sense for me to have a chandelier in my kitchen. I've already got the perfect spot for it too! Here are the links to all the fabulous inspiration I gathered from HomeDepot, Wayfair, and Big Chill

1. Hampton Bay chrom chandelier - HomeDepot
2. 2-handle kitchen faucet - HomeDepot
3. Framed flamingo art and Flamingo graphic art - Wayfair
4. Retro dining table - Wayfair
5. Turquoise retro fridge - Big Chill
6. Turquoise retro stove - Big Chill
7. Lawn flamingos, flamingo kitchen towel, flamingo tumbler, martini glasses, serving cart - Wayfair
8. Striped flamingo pillow, flamingo throw pillow, and flamingo lumbar pillow - Wayfair

After I created my dream kitchen style board, I didn't want to stop there - I was having way too much fun! I took the same two Big Chill turquoise appliances and created a totally different look & feel. 
This is what I came up with, the second time around! 

So fun, right?! I love how classic black looks when paired with turquoise. This style board has more of a masculine feel, along with some feminine elements, such as the chandelier and fun pillow. This time I added a few fun stylish pieces from Joss and Main!

2. Turquoise retro fridge - Big Chill
3. Retro mosaic tile - Wayfair
4. Turquoise retro stove - Big Chill
5. Light pendant - Joss and Main
6. Retro atomic clock - Wayfair
7. Faux palm tree, Sheepskin pillow - Joss and Main

I hope you've enjoyed checking out my style boards. I had way too much fun creating them! I can't wait to get started on all the DIY kitchen projects this Summer!

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  1. I LOVE this mint fridge. I have always wanted to have a home with lots of character - and to me that looks like a 1950's bungalow or cottage.
    So, so, cute!!!

    1. Isn't this so fun?! Hast tag kitchen goals! I need. I want.