letting all the light in.
by victoria comment

7/29/20

bright, light & white kitchen dining spaces / sfgirlbybay

sometimes i wish my kitchen was a bit brighter, like my old kitchen in echo park. and when i see kitchens and dining areas like these that are so light and cheerful, it inspires me to figure out a way to redesign things to brighten my own space a bit more. i’m renting now, and have cream & black tile that dates back to 1929, and while it’s charming, to lighten the space up i’m considering getting a white smeg fridge, because something about those really bring on a great vibe, and i think it will complement the vintage tiles. i also need to have some shelves built above my bar area to help declutter the countertops and display some of my kitchen collectibles in a more cohesive way. i also need to take the curtains down and let all the natural light flood in. and lastly, adding a bit of natural greenery seems like a nice idea to give the kitchen a nice, fresh look. anyway, i’ve been pinning some looks i like and thought i’d share today what i’m up to in the way of decorating the laguna cottage. too bad i can’t bust out a wall and have these amazing french doors installed!

bright, light & white kitchen dining spaces / sfgirlbybay

bright, light & white kitchen dining spaces / sfgirlbybay

bright, light & white kitchen dining spaces / sfgirlbybay

bright, light & white kitchen dining spaces / sfgirlbybay

bright, light & white kitchen dining spaces / sfgirlbybay

bright, light & white kitchen dining spaces / sfgirlbybay

bright, light & white kitchen dining spaces / sfgirlbybay

bright, light & white kitchen dining spaces / sfgirlbybay

bright, light & white kitchen dining spaces / sfgirlbybay

bright, light & white kitchen dining spaces / sfgirlbybay

• photography credits in order of appearance: style juicer; domino; stone fox bride; design*sponge; somos bonjour; une hir ondelle dans le stiroirs; portev; laura miller’s kitchen via mother mag; birds and baking; kellie winnell; a gentlewoman; rattan planters from bord de scene; anna truelsen interiors; sondeflor Linen Tablecloth; homes to love; style juicer; my scandinavian home; vtwonen.

9 responses to “letting all the light in.”

  1. I’ve recently just found your blog through Pinterest and I love everything about it. The inspiration that it gave me was instant. This is pretty much my dream house now. As a college student I’ve been trying to utilize my dorm room as a blank slate to experiment with different styles and create home away from home. It would be cool to see a blog about styling small spaces like that

    • Thanks so much, Eva and welcome! I think I have a few posts up about “small spaces” so search that and see if you find some more inspiration. But I think I’ll do another post soon – thanks for the idea! :)

  2. I have been a daily reader for years! I couldn’t stop looking at these pictures yesterday and love each photo. Just woke up and am looking again with my morning coffee. Perfection,,,
    Thank you for sharing your design brain and humanity.

  3. BTW…Your newsletters are a FIRST READ when I open my daily email! I would caution you against the Smeg…While I agree they have great style and are small enough to fit into tight spaces, they are otherwise disappointing They are inefficient in the use of space and in keeping the contents cool…at least that was my sad experience.

  4. My first home, built in the early 30s, had a similar kitchen with the tile colors being black and soft yellow. (The bathroom was burnt orange and peach!) I loved them both, and still miss them to this day. The main reason being they just don’t build things like that anymore. It was indestructible, and with a timeless vintage appeal.

  5. WOW! a SMEG fridge…I love those but I thought those were super expensive! lucky you to be able to consider getting one of those during these hard times!

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