I’ve have become rather obsessed with Francois Halard’s pad in France, especially his kitchen. He has so successfully personalised every room from the kitchen to the bathroom. So many kitchens that I see are dull as dish water, bland, clinical and not a place to linger. So here’€™s the thing from now on I think we should all (me included) accessorise with aplomb even in the kitchens. Add art, sculpture, and wallpaper, some super cool chairs and before long I reckon we will have kitchens that not just practical but also tantalising.

This gallery kitchen for example has been transformed into an eclectic, quirky space purely with this rather fabulous wall of wallpaper. It’s a rather small and narrow New York kitchen that could feel cramped and pokey, but instead has been transformed into a seriously glamorous space. It’s not everyone’€™s cup of tea I realise but if you take the plunge and wallpaper a wall it really will push your space into the fast lane. And this dear friends is what design is all about – coming out of your comfort zone and doing something you wouldn’€™t normally do. Like going dark for instance!

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