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10 charming vintage-inspired kitchens and dining areas

Singaporeans don’t seem to be done missing the good old sixties and seventies… Despite a whole host of contemporary furniture designs out there, these homeowners choose to look back in time to put together a space that plays homage to the past, in turn imbuing their home with a unique charm.
 

vintage retro home decor
1.    Turn your kitchen into a museum of sorts by displaying vintage décor accessories! Here, the homeowners went wild with old fashioned oriental flasks, vases, and baskets that contrast strikingly against the concrete wall.


vintage retro home decor
2.    This kitchen and dining area within a walk-up apartment in Tiong Bahru stays true to Singapore’s olden days with the vintage pendant lamp, stove, and retro dining table and chair. Even the entrance to the kitchen is a curved doorway, which is an architecture detail that’s prevalent in many apartments built in the sixties and seventies here.
 

vintage retro home decor
3.    Want to keep your kitchen up to date with sleek, modern appliances but pining for a dose of the vintage feel in the same space? Clad the walls and floors with vintage-inspired contemporary patterned tile designs!
(Interior design by The Scientist Pte Ltd)


vintage retro home decor
4.    Mix the industrial and retro style together by introducing subtler accents. These homeowners did so by reupholstering old office chairs in vintage fabrics.
(Interior design by Space Matters)


vintage retro home decor
5.    Local celebrity Jade Seah’s home is a fan of country and vintage interiors, and her kitchen is kept plain to let this mint green retro storage unit stand out.


vintage retro home decor
6.    Lend a kampung feel to the dining area by upcycling longan tins into a quirky chandelier.
(Interior design by Make Room)


vintage retro home decor
7.    While vintage décor style is often associated with old fashioned, and sometimes bordering garish, the black and white mosaic floor in this kitchen prove that old school can be classy as well!
(Interior design by DistinctIdentity)


vintage retro home decor
8.    Turn an old sewing machine into a small dining table for two for an edgy take on vintage furniture.
(Interior design by Io Man Style Kounsel)


vintage retro home decor
9.    As the mistress of this home enjoys hosting brunches and baking and cooking for her friends, it was essential that her kitchen tools and neatly displayed and within reach. The best solution for that is a Julia Child-inspired pegboard backsplash, which lends this open-plan kitchen a retro accent!
(Interior design by WY-TO)


vintage retro home decor
10.    Sometimes, all you need is a classic kopitiam chair and table to transform a HDB kitchen into a space that pays homage to Singapore’s good old days.


For more decor inspirations, check out our library of homes.

 

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