Hungry Prints and Art in the Kitchen

My darling and talented friend, Abbey (of Design Scouting fame!), has a great etsy shop called Hungry Prints. Check out these gorgeous, graphic letterpressed prints Abbey and her shop partner printed themselves in Williamsburg. I've seen these in person and they are really beautiful - bright, vivid colors on super thick high quality paper!


Lots of people don't think about putting art in their kitchen, but I think it adds personality and life to an otherwise pretty sterile, functional space.




Those little nooks in kitchens or the empty space on the sides of our cabinets or appliances? Perfect little spots for a piece of interesting art or two!



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Country Living

If you have absolutely no hanging space, try leaning your art on the counter or open shelving, or layer it behind you sugar jar!

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We have some dead space above our refrigerator that's just screaming for fun art! I think I'm going to order this one. The fun part will be figuring out how to fill in the blank! I love the pancake idea Abbey shows here, and of course there's tons of family inside joke potential!


How would you fill in the blank? :)


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36 comments:

Jean @ Flower Hill said...

I love art in the kitchen. It allows you to bring in your personality and can totally transform the feel of the space.

Christina Marie Interiors said...

Love how art in the kitchen makes it feel less like just a utilitarian room and more of part of the living space of the house. It makes a sterile kitchen feel much cozier too!

Jennifer said...

Would you frame with glass and use a dry erase marker? Or is that totally cheesey? Of course, above a fridge would be a lot of work. I do love those prints. I'm sure that they're more beautiful in person.

Thanks for all that you do. I enjoy our mornings together...lol!

Laurie said...

Art is essential to me. Love it in any room in the house. I think I would put family dinners = love. Great post.

Janna McCalley said...

With waffles. It's our saturday morning tradition. Homemade, from scratch waffles!

Lemanie said...

I would fill in the blank w/ cups! I have tons of teacups and coffee cups in my kitchen w/ pictures of teacups! hehe =P

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Justine {Stop Me if You've Heard This One} said...

Those are completely adorable, and such a great way to add color! Our (rental) kitchen is pretty drab on it's own, but I would love to add some art work to brighten it up. Thanks for sharing!

Katie said...

totally agree that art is important in the kitchen. and i'm loving the coffee print! :)

Lacy said...

I think art in then kitchen is a must-have. It makes it feel like a real part of the home, not just a room that's where you cook. Love these images you've found...thank you for sharing.

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Nuit Hernandez said...

couldnt agree more! how adorable is that 'fill in the blank' print xo

Diane James Home said...

DARK CHOCOLATE + RED WINE = LOVE! I love art in the kitchen (and not only my kids') - we have a oversized French poster hanging on the wall but I love the idea of using the side of the cupboards to have smaller pieces lined up vertically - genius! Thanks for the inspiration, Cynthia

Nay said...

Food is love, no question about it!

Albertina said...

Cute shop! I agree with you. Art in the kitchen makes it cozy and more a part of the home. Art and rugs and even table lamps add so much to a kitchen.

fernandflora said...

We just remodeled our kitchen and it's all light and creamy which I love, but it really needs some art. I've felt like there isn't enough wall space, but after seeing your post, I think I'm inspired to make it happen!

Sam, Leave The Nest Up To Me said...

We added some beer-themed posters to our kitchen and it brings some life to the space. Might have to get the boyfriend the coffee print!

Ferren said...

My kitchen is so tiny, that I don't spend too much time in it. I grew up with the kitchen as the hub of the home, so I can't wait until hubby and I get a bigger one :)

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Artsy Forager said...

LOVE art in the kitchen. It can warm up and give some style to what can otherwise be a somewhat cold, utilitarian space. It's a great place to have some fun with your art!

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Amelia Meena said...

I'd probably have to put "Cherry Pie" in the blank...so, so yummy!

sophie isabelle said...

i'd probably say food = love, as the original...

purely because there are too many loves of mine, but food is on top, i think.

ahh, so much inspiration with this post! thank you! :)

Valerie @ Southern Cupcake said...

I love food art. I also think art in a kitchen adds so much personality to a sometimes sterile looking environment

HannahJ said...

LOVE those prints- so fresh!!
and I love the idea of making a kitchen more like a living room!

Mine would say
FAMILY DANCING=LOVE:)

Allison Young said...

these are lovely. i told my friend a couple days ago that just about anything in a nice frame makes good wall decor.

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Mea said...

Love it! Our kitchen is all white with a shabby vintage feel but we added large framed fashion photography to add a modern touch.

TMykula said...

I think art anywhere and everywhere you can squeeze it in is my idea of _______=Love! Also, I was out thrifting the other day and saw a PAIR of framed art pieces that you would've loved. The had a different bird in each with a sort of chinoserie background to them. Hard to explain but they reminded me of the panels you just hung behind the plexi and would've gone amazing with your new rug. AND I think they were less than $40 for the pair. Wish I had taken a pic for you :( so you could've drooled over them from afar. Thanks again for a little bit of daily inspiration!

heather (love your space) said...

Love art in the kitchen. I even have some pieces in my walk-in pantry! A very nice sight when I am sorting the recycling or emptying the trash.

lcb said...

Annie's White Cheddar Bunnies = Love. A box of those babies lasts nary a weekend in this house.

I'm planning on framing the front and back artwork (from the dust jacket) of the Phaidon What to Cook & How to Cook It. We also have an oversized, graphic Stendig calendar, which we LOVE. http://reviews.crateandbarrel.com/7258/34817/stendig-2012-wall-calendar-reviews/reviews.htm

Elena said...

Kitchens don't have to be austere any more do they! Fun entries. Love art in the kitchen!

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Cait Emma said...

ha love this post - "But first, coffee" = amazing :0)

xo
C

Georgie Watts said...

lol yes, I agree, my fave is the coffee one too :D

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Christina said...

I'm not usually a fan of word art, but I LOVE that coffee print.

Lisette said...

Art in the kitchen always brightens my day as I cook or eat my morning cereal.

Jessica Moran said...

I'm a HUGE fan of art in the kitchen (actually, art in general)! I laughed when I came across this post because I had the exact same post (art in kitchen) set to post today, but then changed it to post Monday (I needed to post something else today). I also LOVE art in the bathroom for the exact same reasons. Great job!

Heidi said...

Rinsed dishes=Love

Erin said...

LOVE art in the kitchen. I'm currently trying to choose which two of these (http://www.etsy.com/shop/lucileskitchen?section_id=7538597) I'm going to hang in our kitchen.

Me, Ed and Pea said...

I love art in the kitchen as long as it doesn't go overboard - I completely disagree that kitchens are the new living rooms and should be styled in the same way! Kitchens should be beautiful but still maintain some feeling of utility. A space that is easily cleaned and clutter free.

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