I was flipping through the new IKEA catalog this weekend and spotted this kitchen and was inspired. The wood tone cabinets were really interesting (and are certainly making a comeback in a more modern way than the builder-grade cherry of yesteryear). You can’t see in this pic, but the glass doors are wired too, which gives a very country-mod feel to the space. I really dislike the square subway tiles (reminds me of a public restroom) so I ventured out to create a cool kitchen design using wood IKEA cabinets!
And here’s what I came up with! Fresh and clean but with hints of traditional design. I love the way the mint color plays off the warmer cabinet color, especially when paired with lots of crisp white. This design is mostly really affordable stuff, with a couple splurges (counters and floors) which is a great way to make an IKEA kitchen look decidedly not IKEA.
Some more awesome IKEA finds- because who doesn’t love the land of meatballs, crowds and furniture that comes in 1,000 parts??
1. Hello, herringbone wood countertops! // 2. // 3. (GORGEOUS highchair for under $60!) // 4. // 5. // 6. // 7. // 8. // 9. // 10. // 11. (fab storage side table for kids toys!)// 12. // 13. // 14. // 15.