Monday 22 August 2011

Our First Home: Kitchen Inspiration

As some of you may know my boyfriend and I will be moving into our own home quite soon. We have lots of work to do and I have so many ideas I thought it would be nice to keep a record of our progress with you. So in honour of this here is my first post under the new series 'our first home'. I hope you enjoy the journey along with me.
Lately I've been gathering room ideas for our kitchen, well every room actually, but I just thought I'd focus on the kitchen today. Whilst in my quest for all things culinary I've noticed a dominent feature... I seem to love yellow and turquoise! Something about these sunny hues make perfect sense for a kitchen, so bright and fresh looking.
                            house of turquoise                                                                                    martha stewart
We've decided to go for these bottom units from IKEA, with a lovely oak wood top. As we only have a small galley kitchen we're doing without the top units and opting for white open shelving as below. I like the relaxed, country feel they give. White brick tiles are going to be fitted behind the units so I'm thinking I may have to go for a pale, lemony yellow colour for the wall to add some colour? what do you think? I do change my mind often so I'm hoping I won't get bored of it anytime soon. Oh, and my big showpeice will be my 1950's turquoise dresser! I'm IN.LOVE with it, I bought it locally through ebay. Such a lucky score! with original turquoise/green formica top. Can't wait to share it with you, it will be holding my ever-growing pyrex collection.
                                       house of turquoise                                                                              house of turquoise
                                   house of turquoise                                                                                     cath kidston
                                             cath kidston                                                                                    garden trading
For our dining area I've already purchased one of these traditional fisherman's pendant lamps. Furniture wise, we have a lovely round wooden table that needs a little tlc and white paint ... cue boyfriend ;) I just need to thrift a couple more dining chairs and give them a pastel makeover! I'm also thinking about this wallpaper for the room, but I'm worried the design may be a bit busy? hmmm...


  1. I love the idea of having random chairs painted in pastel colours.. When we have a little more space I think I may be stealing this idea from you..!
    Love the Cath Kidston dining area pic, I too have it pinned to my pinterest boards. Just gotta love all the bright colours! :-)
    Have fun moving in with the bf!

    Ashley xxx

  2. Hello,if you haven't,don't forget to have a look at Laura Ashley wall paper for the bedroom.They have very nice stuff, and maybe a bit more calm(less busy) If you are thinking in it,for all the walls.
    Willing to see more photos..
    I'm sure everything will end up as nice, as in your shop and the things you make.Kitchen it's going to look gorgeous.

  3. Good post....thanks for sharing.. very useful for me i will bookmark this for my future needs. Thanks.
    Cuisinart CPC-600 Pressure Cooker


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