3 Things I Love About This Modern Vintage Kitchen in London

updated May 24, 2019
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When this sweet and sunny kitchen popped up at Apartment Therapy, I knew immediately you all would like to see it too! It’s practically a paragon of modern vintage, in London of course, where that style seems to grow most naturally. Here’s a peek — the tea kettle is one of my favorites!

(Image credit: Cathy Pyle)

This flat belongs to Caroline and Simon, who live there with their baby, Ruby. Caroline has a blog that covers the thrifty, vintage, and handmade: Patchwork Harmony. Their kitchen has so many lovely touches, and looks like a pretty wonderful place to cook. Here are a few things I really like about it.

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First, that Smeg refrigerator. I mean, baby turquoise fridge? In the Smeg retro styling? Even if it’s not your thing, you have to admit it’s pretty darn adorable.

Second, the way bulky ladles are displayed in the kitchen (see above). Ladles and spiders are the toughest things to shove in a drawer, and I love how Christine’s vintage-style enameled utensils are a design element.

Last but not least, the way the cabinets look like furniture, not built-ins. While I prefer a more sleek look in my own kitchen, I really appreciate and find charming this more old-fashioned look. The cabinets around the oven are especially charming and look tremendously functional.

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And this kettle — yes? Yes, I think so. I really like how the cooktop is set in the very deep island.

This kitchen, like so many others I’ve seen in London kitchens, is also unafraid to embrace pink, and while I know pink isn’t for everyone, I’ve been using it more in my own home lately — its rather modern, friendly cheer turning into an accent that feels surprisingly gender-neutral and good with so many other colors.

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See the full house tour: Caroline & Simon’s Modern Vintage Maisonette in London at Apartment Therapy