Much as I love my pint-sized kitchen (which is not so much a kitchen as a little box which you can step in and out of, as in hey presto, step in, you’re in the kitchen, step out and you’re in the lounge), with its huge big chalkboard (the only thing that’s huge or big in there), I’ve always wanted slightly more kitchen space. And after the wedding I shall have one. The new kitchen is going to be done up soon which means it’ll be ready for post-October. I’ve taken inspiration from…. er, my mum’s kitchen. White units, dark wood work tops and silver handles. Although it will be slightly different with a Her Little Place stamp on it.
This, in fact, is the kitchen picture (below) that clinched “the look” for us: again, dark wood, white units and silver handles and splashes of colour. Before anyone gets the wrong idea, this isn’t my mum’s kitchen, incidentally. I can’t remember where I screengrabbed it from (sorry, goes against the blogger code), but the work units and the worktops are very much like the kitchen in the family home.
Anyway, I’m suddenly loving red – and at one point thought red tiles might look great, but now having mulled it over, I think it might over do it. So we’re going for white “metro” tiles (ie the ones that look like bricks, as in the very first picture above) and splashes of colour – have bought a mix of Orla Kiely kitchenware for open shelves, and a red metal retro cafe-style light (from Notonthehighstreet.com
Oh, and I am completely coveting this set of crockery from Pedlars; two-colour colour schemes just don’t suit me, and I am a complete rainbow when it comes to having colours around me, so the fact that this is all perfectly mishmashed is just, well, perfect. If we had a wedding list, this would certainly be on it.
More new home ideas and inspiration coming soon or so I hope…
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