inspired by: the tiny euro kitchen.
welcome to cooking in small but very stylish spaces. tuck in and bon appétit.
i’ve always had quite the crush on all the small but very utilitarian kitchens you see in europe, which may not have much space, but just ooze style. they’re just oh so quaint with their tidy bits of organized clutter, usually going vertically with storage to make the most of the wall space and a limited floor plan. they maximize the quirky details and masterfully blend their homes’ vintage bones with unique, modern details. think high ceilings, ornate frescoes, ceiling moldings, and french doors all crammed into one very tiny but stylish space, and you’re getting the vibe. add some unexpected artwork like a vintage portrait painting or two, a collection of ceramics artfully out on display amongst the condiments, and some funky muted colors, perhaps a smeg fridge, and you’re getting warmer — all ready to cook in fun but funky style.
clockwise, l to r: rome home of Giacomo Balla from the new york times; elsie green vintage enamel baking tray; chairish giovanni malesci portrait painting; hylton nel’s satirical ceramic via file; kitchen in puglia by @davidegalliatelier; anthropologie set of four old havana mugs; Italian kitchen via @tat.london; kitchen knives by adriaan louw photography; chairish circa 1940s french portrait painting; kitchen with bosch refrigerator from architectural digest; elsie green canning jars with porcelain tops; smeg refrigerator by fine little day.
clockwise, l to r: vintage paintings over sink via design*sponge; farmhouse pottery cornish half dozen egg board; villa santo sospir mural by jean cocteau; chairish circa 1940s vintage french portrait painting; elsie green vintage imprinted stoneware mustard pot; kitchen cutting board via la mignonette; anthropologie old havana pie dish; kitchen with pillar by @heroldianart; chairish circa 1940s vintage french portrait painting; kensington antiques french porcelain miniature ricard water jug; kitchen glass cabinets by @acasacalma; urban outfitters mushroom wall hook; vintage plate shelves from turbulences deco; anthropologie countryside egg crate.
• photography credits: click on the image, which will take you to its original source. in the case of my collages, the links are listed just below, clockwise from left to right.
Perfect timing!! I’m renovating our tiny Hungarian kitchen right now, and every tweak feels precious and vital to preserving the spirit of the house and our life here. I love this post so much, thank you. 🤍
Beautiful but I I could cry. All those kitchens are larger than mine. And I don’t live in NYC
Just outside Washington DC