This groovy galley is a fresh take on midcentury modern

Right on

A quaint kitchen with blue tile, white countertops, and dark brown wood drawers

Photograph by Christina Wedge

A trip to Palm Springs, California, inspired interior designer Susie Prince and her husband, Victor, to reinterpret midcentury-modern for their 1960s kitchen in Chamblee. White appliances with wood? Right on.

Into the blue
Typical of ranch houses of the era, the kitchen is small, and its ceilings are low. These dreamy glass tiles from Floor & Decor span walls from counter to ceiling, adding shine and height.

Space out
George and Jane Jetson from the eponymous 1960s space-age cartoon became the Princes’ style icons. When they found KitchenAid appliances in glossy white, the idea took off.

“I love this little guy,” says Prince about the spherical pendant from over the sink. “It’s super simple with frosted glass and easy to clean.”

Savvy surfaces
White quartz countertops and wood shelves painted glossy white continue the clean color palette.

Knock on wood
“With all the sleek lines, we needed to ground the kitchen with a natural material,” says Prince. She called in carpenter Paddy Collins, with whom she’d worked on HGTV’s Elbow Room, and they designed these custom maple cabinets with a dark stain.

Designer tip
Don’t be too literal about the inspiration. To keep the kitchen from becoming too theme-y, Prince added this patterned rug from Chamblee’s Parviz Rugs for a warm pop.

This article appears in our November 2019 issue.