Project House Austin’s casita kitchen plays a starring role, complete with retro inspired appliances and tile. Builder Michael Wray, owner and founder of MidCentury Custom Homes, LLC, and designer Christine Turknett of Breathe Design Studio have been collaborating to bring the vision of a retro, Mid Century Modern-inspired casita to life, including the kitchen, complete with retro inspired appliances and tile.
A Colorful Kitchen in Project House Austin’s Casita
Elmira Stove Works offers a variety of colors for their Northstar collection of retro-inspired appliances. “The colors are modeled after 1950s cars,” says Tony Dowling, vice president of sales and marketing at Elmira Stove Works. “They take us back to a simpler time.” Here are the colors you can choose from, but note that they also offer color matching for custom colors:
How to Choose the Right Tile for Your Home
Tile also plays a focal role in the casita, and particularly the kitchen. B&W Tile has kept the retro colors of the 1950s alive and well in their collection. With both bright and moody, simple and ornate styles to choose from, it can be overwhelming to select the right choice. Here are our tips to help you narrow down your options.
You can never go wrong with a classic square or rectangle tile, but if the room is in need of some texture, choosing a hex or Certosa shape can add intrigue and movement to the space. “Choose a color or style that will make you smile when you walk into the room,” says Alex Vassaux, managing director at B&W Tile.
Ultimately, it comes down to which colors will work best with your existing palette, but in general, stick to lighter colors in a smaller space to keep it open. You can get away with darker colors in a larger space for a moody or bold look. “With our color-matching program, the choices are endless,” says Alex.
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