Today I’m so happy to share the Massachusetts coastal kitchen that belongs to my friend and fellow blogger, Danielle at Finding Silver Pennies. Danielle has made recent minor updates to her kitchen. I love that the room keeps the integrity of her home’s age intact.
Rich wood floors and white painted cabinets set the stage for a vintage coastal kitchen look. Industrial style bar stools snuggle up to the peninsula for a cozy dine-in area.
Danielle recently painted her kitchen walls a lovely shade of gray – Gray Owl by Benjamin Moore, to be exact. I love this view of her kitchen because a) you can see into her beautiful dining room with that gorgeous Welsh hutch filled with ironstone and b) you get to see that amazing wood carved fish on the wall! If I ever set foot in Danielle’s kitchen (she lives in Massachusetts while I live in Illinois), I’m taking that fish home with me! LOL.
Danielle’s kitchen island is topped with butcher block and she always equips the counters with something pretty, like dried wheat in a white, textured pitcher.
One thing that’s unique about period kitchens is the built-ins you typically find. My first Sears craftsman home had hutches like this, along with a built-in ironing board behind a wooden door. The trim work is also wider and more pronounced – not just around doors, but baseboards are also typically taller than today.
Danielle installed peel and stick subway tile as a back splash between upper and lower cabinets. Genius! And how cute is that SMEG toaster paired with wood cutting boards?
The “Fresh Oysters” sign gives a nod to the ocean not too far from the back door. Notice the refrigerator is tucked into the entryway to the kitchen. I personally like when a fridge has its own space so the focus in the kitchen can be on the beautiful cabinetry.
You can learn more about Danielle’s charming coastal kitchen at the links below. This is one of my favorite blogger kitchens – no one else has one like it!