Combining retro mid-century style and modern technology makes a vintage kitchen look homey yet still function beautifully. Plus: More Fabulous F&W Kitchen Ideas

Christine Quinlan
November 01, 2008

Northstar Range


Northstar’s range combines a 1950s look with features like a convection oven. From $3,500; 800-295-8498 or elmirastoveworks.com.Courtesy of NorthstarBronze Clock


Bronze-finished wood dowels radiate from the center of Umbra’s 24-inch clock. $158; 800-387-5122 or umbra.com.Courtesy of UmbraStar Pendant Light


The Star Pendant Light by Kathleen Hills was inspired by vintage Christmas lights. $135; 011-20-7485-3455 or roostliving.com.Courtesy of Kathleen Hills1950s-Style Refrigerator


The exterior is retro, but Big Chill’s 1950s-style refrigerator functions well with an Energy Star–rated compressor. From $2,500; 877-842-3269 or bigchillfridge.com.Courtesy of Big ChillSheldon Slate Sink


Stain-resistant and incredibly durable, Sheldon Slate sinks come in custom sizes. From $973; 207-997-3615 or sheldonslate.com.Courtesy of Sheldon SlatePhonofone II iPod Speaker


The Phonofone II speaker for iPods doesn’t require an electrical outlet, or even batteries. $500; 877-862-8837 or mattermatters.com.Courtesy of Phonofone IIDansk Paella Pan


The Brooklyn Kitchen sells items like this rare 1960s enameled-steel paella pan from Dansk. $75; 718-389-2982 or thebrooklynkitchen.com.Courtesy of DanskSt. Charles Colorful Metal Cabinets


St. Charles recently relaunched its colorful metal cabinets, a favorite of architect Mies van der Rohe’s. 662-451-1000 or stcharlescabinets.com.Courtesy of St. Charles