Large Open Plan Traditional Style Kitchen

Inspiration, Kitchen

This kitchen was designed for a newly built traditional-style home. The large kitchen is open plan to a comfy seating area, second to the main reception room.

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Birdseye view

The island provides a lovely, vast cooking and social area at the centre of the open room.

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Perspective of kitchen to reception space

The kitchen is a light bone colour as the room is north facing and does not benefit from much natural light.

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Perspective of kitchen from reception space

With a granite surface on the sink side of the kitchen, the material is more practical around water than wood. The wood surfaces provide more warmth to the other parts of the kitchen that are open plan to the reception areas.

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Floor plan

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Mid-installation

Bedroom Wall Clock

Home Styling

This bedroom is looking for a wall piece to liven up the plain white walls.

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The room is very minimalist, with grey and copper accessories meeting current trends.

I have collated some wall clocks that suit the style and colour scheme.

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A clock with a slate grey background would work best as it will best break up the expanse of white. The slate clock from made.com is the perfect colour but the stone material is too rustic for the space. After an hour of browsing online I couldn’t find quite the right composition. Next step, find out how to make a wall clock!

Watch this space for a post on my success/failure of a DIY wall clock.

 

 

The Great Interior Design Challenge is back!

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A very brief post to celebrate tonight’s the return of one of my favourite interior design shows – The Great Interior Design Challenge. BBC2.

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Above is one of my favourite designs by last year’s winner Sarah Mitchellan. The fabrics and colour tones are just stunning.

My Tuesday-Thursday evenings are now happily filled for the next few weeks 🙂

 

 

Country Cottage Kitchens

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Today I visited a beautiful 18th century cottage in need of a new kitchen – my inspiration for this post.

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Kitchens in small, old buildings such as cottages and farmhouses are often the most challenging to design and install. We can be faced with the issue of compactness, awkward dimensions, a lack of straight walls, a lack of insulation and exposure to damp to name a few.  The cottage I visited today doesn’t even have solid foundations, just sand! These challenges are also what give country cottages their wonderful character and unique-ness.

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Specific cottage and farmhouse kitchen features will be covered in future posts to give you more to look forward to!

 

The corner sofa

Home Styling

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The corner sofa is a fabulous piece of furniture for so many reasons. In this post we see how a corner sofa is perfect for open plan, multi-functional spaces.

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The corner sofa creates a room within a room; it can make a very large room feel more cosy by creating a smaller space.

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The corner sofa is particularly successful at providing segregation between a kitchen and a living room in an open plan space.

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