I wanted my first blog post to be about an actual project I had completed, which happens to be my previous house renovation. Why not start with something that not only do I know the most about but blood, sweat, tears went into creating .
My favourite room in the house was the kitchen open planned living space ( I refer to the past tense as we moved 6 months ago into our new project, which is a slow process so a positive first post was the preferred route!) Anyway, I digress, the extension we completed allowed us to increase the kitchen size and include a breakfast bar, dining space and living room area. Which when doing a house up to sell it is a key space people are looking for
The slight L shape allowed for us to create a small lounge/den style area, part of this I wanted to pay homage to the location of the original fire place. We created a fake stud wall and matched the splash back tile to the exterior to tie both spaces together.
The house is a typical 1930’s build and it was important for me to not steer to far from this character build. I went for a shaker style cupboard in the kitchen from Howdens and solid thick oak work top; however pulling the design into the modern with a textured tile splash back and modern feature lighting from Habitat
*(apologies to those whoa rent Chelsea FC fans, my husband insisted on having something in the house, and this vintage road sign is all I would allow!!)
The finishing touches had to be simple here, and I enjoy mixing the old and new. I kept all pictures and frames modern with clean white lines. Then added country style shabby accessories to keep it looking cosy and rustic
As you can see I am a massive flower and candle fan!
Final touches included this beautiful lamp from Laura Ashley and again more modern white pictures (featuring our wedding picture)
This room definitely has the wow factor and is perfect for entertaining – whether that be a family dinner or friends over for a party. The space is so well utilized and really was the heart of our home
Hopefully the next kitchen will have the same warmth…….