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Bonjour, stylish kitchen!

on April 30, 2012

They’re not called ‘whitegoods’ for nothing. Kitchen appliances, while practical, can be kinda boring. (Except if you live in my apartment, where the previous owners were so funky that they matched the fridge and dishwasher with the glossy blue laminated cupboards and drawers. That’s a whole lotta blue, I tell you.) Anyways, I say boo to boring kitchen appliances – and hello to these fabulous dishwasher and fridge decals by the clever French folk at ADzif, recently featured on Fab.com.

If you’re looking to expand your cooking space into a serene wonderland with beautiful images of nature, you might like the green leaf fridge decal. Or the tricky pile o’ logs photo. Laugh as visitors to your home try to work out how you’ve managed to turn your humble refrigerator into a portal to the forest.

Or perhaps you’re more of a city person and you want to recreate the hustle and bustle of New York City on your dishwasher or fridge. These decals are big enough to have you sitting on the floor in your kitchen, imagining you were really there. In which case, you might also want to buy a soundtrack of honking taxis, emergency vehicle sirens, shouting people, a subway rapper impersonating Jay Z, and someone yelling, “HOT DOGS”.

Or if you’re fancier than me and prefer to say bonjour to your dishes, you might like this Parisian dishwasher decal. They also have a Parisian fridge decal, but this is my blog and I prefer New York to Paris, so you can check out the website if you’re interested in all things Frenchy. (The default ADzif website is actually written in French, so you’ll love it!)

I think these are a brilliant idea – they can be cut to size with your trusty scissors, they can be removed without leaving marks (but can’t be reused). For less than $70 for a fridge and less than $50 for a dishwasher, a trip to Paris, New York or the forest has never been cheaper. (Unless you actually live in Paris, New York or a forest, I guess.)

My pick? Thanks for asking. It’s this fabulous image of my favourite part of Times Square, where the overwhelming tackiness of all those lights is replaced by street furniture that’s reminiscent of a cobbled European side street. In the middle of such a busy city. Love ya, New York.

If you like these, there are plenty more amazing decals on the French website of ADzif. These images are from Fab.com and I couldn’t find all of them on the ADzif website (the dishwashers and my favourite fridge decal were missing), but maybe I need to brush up on my high school French and have another look. Toute de suite!

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7 responses to “Bonjour, stylish kitchen!

  1. Tres Bon! Great idea, and perfect for covering up the big scrape I have down the front of my very passé stainless steel number! You have some great finds

  2. Yo’ Sparks – coupla’ things:
    1. Given the choice, I will never have a blue kitchen. Poor you. Blue and food – not a happy combination for this girl.
    2. Woah! These are ‘O for OARsome!’ You could totally freak people out in your blue kitchen with a seaside theme (embrace the blue!)

    Great find! 🙂

    • Cate says:

      I know, not my choice either, but the blue has actually grown on me. Well, sort of… I had a colour consultant advise on paint for the apartment and she said that the former owners “must have needed blue in their life at that time” and she approved wholeheartedly as it “worked very nicely with the outdoor environment” here. I just said, “oh, ok, sure, I get it” and smiled… 🙂

  3. Heh, like the wash machine in particular.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Fridge portal to a forest! ha ha ha, Narnia eat your heart out 🙂

  5. imogenb says:

    A fridge portal to a forest! That is SO much better than through a wardrobe 🙂

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