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Home Styling, interior design, Kitchen

My blog has been rather quiet for a while now as life has been a little busy; moving house, starting a new job, bridesmaid duties and holidays, have distracted my attention from my blogging.

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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

Country Cottage Kitchens

Kitchen

 

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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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