Antique Kitchen Islands
Discover how antique kitchen islands can create an exquisite, inspired room.
By: Caroline Shannon-Karasik
Kitchens that boast an antique design concept are fun to work with when choosing a kitchen island. Whether your kitchen space is an ode to all things beautiful of past eras, or you are simply seeking to add a few antique design elements, there is a way to give any kitchen island a bit of old-fashioned flavor.
Pre-made antique-inspired designs can be purchased at plenty of home stores, but garage sales and online auctions are some of the best spots for finding these pieces. Consider checking your local newspaper for estate sales or multi-family sales where you might be able to discover furniture that would be ideal for an antique kitchen island design. Retro shopping sites, like Etsy, are also useful for finding these types of islands.
You can also experiment with various antique kitchen island styles by matching them with retro or modern pieces to add your own touch of flair. Brightly colored stools paired with an antique wooden island or the addition of seats with textured materials are easy ideas for matching current trends with styles of the past. These are, of course, just two ideas for pairing the old with the new in antique kitchen design.
Antique decorating elements should never be overdone and the same goes for a kitchen island design. Choose a piece that inhabits a few of your favorite antique elements without looking like something that is better off staying in the past.
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