I happen to believe that kitchens can be as glamorous and cool as any other room in your pad, even though they have to be practical, especially in the lead up to Christmas when the kitchen becomes the heart of the home. Here my top tips to get you ready for the festive season:
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INTRODUCE SOME METALLIC
From gold bar stools, to metal back splashes to shiny metal lamps suspended above islands, shiny things give a beautiful allure. The trick as always is to rein it in, so it doesn’t feel too over the top.
If you can paint your frames out in a dark hue, it will immediately make the space look and feel cooler than it really is. If you’ve got dark walls and you’ve done this already, you will know the transformative powers that occur when everything goes to one hue, magic literally happens.
You can tell I’m dark obsessed, right? I happen to be a fan of dark cabinets just because they seem to add so much mystery and depth than light.
ADD TOUCHES FROM YOUR LIVING ROOM
Books, I have piles of recipe books stacked on my island, flowers or herbs on the counter. T-lights are a great budget tip for adding a little sparkle to your festive feast - it softens the whole thing.
I would go for concrete, thick slabs that feel super-industrial and beautiful. The Americans are pretty good at mixing countertops so one material on the island and another material on the cabinets flanking the wall. I think its rather cool, marble, wood, tile, anything goes! I adore concrete. It is bold, textural and just oh, so interesting. Check out these new Myrtle cement pedant lights, I've just ordered in, just beautiful!