Kitchen Design Inspiration – Greek Islands Indigo

Mykonos, Greece
Mykonos, Greece

Travel is one of the best ways to recharge your creative batteries and find new ideas to take home. On a recent frigid day in the Northeast, we started reminiscing about a wonderful (and warm!) trip we took to Greece. In addition to relaxing and sightseeing, we also found ourselves blown away by the beauty of the islands. The stunning color palette of blue and white was so inspiring. Blue and white in any form never seems to tire of classic good looks.

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Santorini, Greece

 

This classic pairing is a hot design trend right now and can be particularly beautiful in the kitchen. Whether you want a little or a lot, and regardless of your budget, using blue and white in your kitchen palette is easier than you may think. We started noticing blue and white items for the kitchen everywhere we looked. Here are a few of our favorites.

Antique Wedgwood for Yale University Plates, 1931
Antique Wedgwood for Yale University Plates, 1931

These vintage china plates featuring Yale University architecture have been collecting dust in a hutch at Ashley’s Dad’s for years. She just came across them and can’t wait to start using them. Take a look at what you already have…you may be pleasantly surprised to see blue and white for your décor.

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If you are just starting out in your first place, or simply don’t have the resources for collectibles, stores like Home Goods and TJ Maxx are full of great finds. We found this blue and white display featuring plates very similar to Ashley’s vintage ones.

Home Goods was right on point with the blue and white trend and had some bargains we couldn’t resist. I get so much design inspiration from roosters. It’s a great example of how one item can make a big statement without breaking the bank.

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Le Creuset’s Signature 6-Piece Set seems to be on everyone’s wish list and we love their timeless blue Marseille, but couldn’t help fall in love with the turquoise hue of Caribbean.

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Sydenstricker Glassware has always been a favorite of ours. Even just one of these beautifully handcrafted plates displayed on your countertop will add a flare of unique style to your kitchen.

These blue & white bistro chairs add a bit of French style to your kitchen.

Adding a set of blue speckled wine glasses to your collection could be just the thing to brighten up happy hour. And the rich pop of color in these bowls was irresistible. We found these at Anthropologie and had to have them.

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