I hope it's OK to put this question in here - otherwise, would someone help me move the thread to an appropriate place? I'm redoing my kitchen. I have a decorator coming next Friday to discuss what I want to do and I really need ideas. I'd like a 40s/50s vibe and I figured you would be just the people to ask for advice. The room is small and square with a large window and cupboards along two walls. I'm going to keep the cupboards (60's) but probably have new doors fitted on them. The walls are sort of baby blue and I'd really like to keep that colour. I definitely want to do something about the floor. I was thinking black and white linoleum tiles but I'm open to ideas. I have plain white tiles by the sink that I'm going to keep but I don't know what other colours I'd like. I'm so boring I tend to go back to white because it's 'safe'. So I need to settle on floor and doors by next Friday, but after that, I also need to start looking for furniture and stuff. I'm going to keep my boring modern stove because it's tiny and the size fits really well. I also have an ugly fridge/freezer that I would love to replace with something better-looking (like a SMEG), but I'll likely put that off for now because they're almost new and it'd feel wasteful to replace them so soon. I have a lovely tiny 50's table that I got from a friend's grandmother (with a faux-wood formica top that can be folded out to go from seating 2 to seating 6-8) the fits perfectly by the window, but I want to get some new chairs. I also have metal wire shelves (IKEA!) by one wall where I keep the toaster and coffee maker etc. I'd like some ideas for what I could replace them with. I'd also love general tips and ideas on colours, decoration, appliances etc. My flat was built in the sixties so it's modern, but not glaringly so. I think I could make it work - or what do you think? I'd be happy for any help!