Art Month: Decorating Kitchens with Food Images

Art Month: Decorating Kitchens with Food Images

Chris Phillips
Jan 12, 2007

We've all seen it: vintage ads for European foods, the classic rooster, the creepy cartoon chefs. Most curious of all, there's the "dramatically overscaled" fork and spoon.

Is art like this kitschy or just kitchy/kitchen-y?

Urbane types might be tempted to make a rule: no decorating the kitchen (or dining room) with these kitchen-y themed items. But before you make up your mind . . .

. . . check out the Silk Felt Soil post about Welbeck Tiles and Tracy Kendall's Eat series wallpaper.

Sometimes decorating the places we cook and eat with a food theme can feel homey. Other times it looks forced, like the people who live there are not serious enough about what goes on in the kitchen. Is sticking to such a literal theme always a bad thing or is there some latitude?

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images:, Tracy Kendall via Silk Felt Soil

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