The kitchen has endless scope for retro chic, with accessories, fixtures, fittings and furniture galore. You can take it as far as you like – from a subtle nod here and there, to in-your-face time warp – celebrate your favourite era in the heart of your home. We’ve selected a few of our favourite kitchens with more than a little retro chic, to get you inspired.

 

The kitchen gathers around a superb American Brutalist dining table in tiger oak made by US designer Lane above which hangs a tubular and ornate gilt light...
This kitchen gathers around a superb American Brutalist dining table in tiger oak made by US designer Lane, above which hangs a tubular and ornate gilt light. Along one side of the kitchen are the main units in glowing aluminium reclaimed from aircraft and made in the 1950s by English Rose

 

 

Annette has chosen a striking print of a woman in sunglasses which serves as a splashback for the cooker. The idea works very well as a replacement for tiles, especially as there’s never much wall space in a kitchen. The lockers in the dining part of the kitchen were originally destined for one of the bedrooms upstairs
Give grouting and tiles the heave ho, a statement splashback will give your kitchen the wow factor. Here a retro fridge, metal alongside wood, mix and match furniture and a fancy chandelier all give this space the edge

 

The free-standing kitchen is very cleverly arranged along one side of the long wide hall which spans the front to the back of the apartment
Cooking utensils and cutlery are not kept in a collection of pressed glass jugs and vases, lending this kitchen worktop an elegant look. Downlighters under the shelves throw them into bold relief and dark paintwork provides the perfect backdrop for a great collection of gorgeous kitchenware
The dazzle continues as we head out of the blue hallway and into the kitchen diner. On one side there is a black and white monochrome kitchen area, a sensible practical space, but on the other it’s definitely playtime
Monochrome fittings contrast with confident bright colours to give this kitchen a vibrant retro look

 

Looking the other way, towards the sea. The refectory table is from London Rd. and the stools are from Object
This light bright space bathes in natural light. A haberdashery cabinet (sourced from eBay) has been put to great use, displaying vintage crockery