Atlanta fashion designer Charlene Dunbar created the Suakoko Betty brand to honor her Liberian roots and share traditional African patterns and colors in modern fashion. Her family moved to the states when she was a child to escape Liberia's civil war and fashion became "a connection to home and a way to express who I was and where I came from." The colorful, vivid patterns that she shares on [Instagram](http://www.instagram.com/suakokobetty/) are beautiful but also tell a story. "A lot of the wax or Ankara prints depict proverbs or aspects of life back home," Dunbar said. "There's one with a repeating motif of a bird in flight in an oval and it means 'Money has wings.' Others prints may mimic handmade African batik prints.
High gloss white and orange cabinets brighten the kitchen and new gray laminate countertops with a metal edge added to the retro feel. The backsplash was created with green subway glass. Behind the range and the right of the stove, vintage bottle caps add a vintage flair. All of the appliances are now stainless steel.