guest post | small kitchens solved

Hello, everyone! I’m so happy to be here at Cityclectic Design today with a guest post from Arcadian Home blog. It’s a fabulous place to find interior design inspiration including great decorating ideas for beautiful kitchen lights, colorful wall art and so much more.

Today we’re going to take a tour of small kitchens you’ll love. From traditional to contemporary and eclectic for sure, these diminutive workspaces are at once super-functional and beautiful. Please enjoy!

~ Mari

Small Kitchen

This tiny white corner kitchen is filled with lots of storage and colorful eclectic decorative pieces. A work island is a clever and unexpected addition to this little gem of a kitchen.

Small Kitchen

With a fun coastal vibe, this small white kitchen is both chic and functional. Woven baskets and blue striped rugs reinforce the beach style. Stained wood flooring and counter tops are a great choice for this space.

Small Kitchen

Just what every tiny kitchen needs, this fun design includes a pretty pink SMEG mini-fridge. This iconic appliance gives the space an appealing retro vibe.

Small Kitchen

Doesn’t this little kitchen look like it belongs on the lake? Except, how many cottage kitchens have marble countertops, stainless steel appliances and cool white subway tiled backsplashes? It’s a great lake house look.

Small Kitchen

This sleek white contemporary kitchen was featured in Apartment Therapy’s collection of small kitchen inspirations. A drum shade ceiling fixture and lighted glass-front cabinets add pretty touches to the efficient under cabinet lighting.

Small Kitchen

This tiny corner kitchen feels serene and airy with pale floor, cabinets, countertops, backsplash and paint. The lower cabinet placement of the microwave allows for open shelves around the room—great look.

Small Kitchen

This traditional kitchen is packed floor-to-ceiling and wall-to-wall with storage space and chef-worthy appliances. The marble floor and backsplash add to the pretty formal look of the space.

Small Kitchen

A perfect little metal and glass pendant light sets the tone for this tiny glam kitchen. Marble countertops and backsplash that goes to the ceiling over the sink makes the room feel larger. Sleek cabinet faces mean no hardware taking up those precious inches of space.

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What do you think of these small spaces? Leave your comments below and come by the blog for more home decor, mini pendant lights, and interior spaces!


fashion friday | a topshop collaboration


Happy Friday!

I’m excited to announce I’ll be collaborating with Topshop by creating some styling sets for their “Top of the Class” back to school campaign. Over the next three weeks, you’ll see these pop up on my Polyvore page and I’ll feature them in Fashion Friday, too.


Some of my favorite looks to pull inspiration from:

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More soon. Have a great weekend!



instant classic | a new chair from fritz hansen

With new products emerging at an exponential rate and an overload of information at our access, it’s easy to miss the debut of some awesome stuff. Without the need to specify some Fritz Hansen pieces for a client, I wouldn’t have noticed the new Ro chair by Jaime Hayon, which is sure to be an instant classic.

RO 1

Fritz Hansen’s design brief to Jaime Hayon was “… to create a comfortable seat for one person”. “We put a great deal of effort into the form of the chair, which is inspired by the human body. We wanted a chair that was comfortable as well as beautiful. My goal was to create a slim and elegant chair that encourages reflection and comfort,” says Jaime Hayon. 

RO 2

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 “Ro” means tranquility in Danish. The name was chosen because it captures the point of the chair in just two letters, thus reflecting the Nordic approach and concept of beauty. Ro is made with great craftsmanship and in the highest sustainable quality. Combined with the sculptural and elegant design, the result is a functional and aesthetic chair that fascinates its surroundings. One seems to fall in love with it. Ro does not compromise on either comfort or aesthetics.

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I already love it. What do you think?