I love that this London kitchen feels like the coolest of downtown bars or restaurants. No soulless, sterile decor or boring kitchen chores here! You can imagine perching at the island to relax with a good drink, or rustling up an effortlessly fab dinner, no? As ever, the reason this works is all in the details. It’s made to feel cool and lived-in, with all those little touches that are usually overlooked in kitchens – the artwork, lighting, accessories and plants that are the heart and soul of the room! I can’t stress this enough, but they really do make the space. Accessorise with abandon and decorate your kitchen as you would your living room, and you’ll have it nailed.
The other elements I love here are the whole grungy meets industrial vibe. The exposed brick and neon are such a fab combo, which is actually quite easy (and not too pricey) to replicate. Exposed brick always adds oodles of texture and warmth. I must say that great minds think alike here because I’ve got it in my kitchen and dining room too. Totally worth it in the end, but I must warn: we lived with months of brick dust, and if you go the DIY route it’s back-breaking work! I’m all about faking it these days, and my newest obsession is our new range of faux wall cladding. I used the slate panels for my cabin, and have been so obsessed ever since that we’re now stocking brick, stone, concrete and reclaimed wine barrel wood panels along with the slate. Love! It really is a hundred times easier too. Trust me – we did the exposed brick thing the hard way, so you don’t have to.
Here’s how to nab the rest of the look, and if want more of this style you can see the full house tour here. Enjoy!
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Clockwise from top left: Nova brass pendant | Neon bottles, Oliver Bonas | Loft brick faux panelling | Foundry metal bar stool, FADS | Olive wood mortar & pestle, MUJI | Red neon light, Graham & Green | Staghorn plant | Perry sculpture