Earlier in the week I shared our finished kitchen.
Although I had a few reservations about choosing grey – mainly about whether it’s a colour fad – I’m glad I dug my heels in and went for it. It’s a fair responsibility because I knew my husband would be putting in hours and hours of work and I wanted him to like the end result as much as me.
Good news: he loves it. He thinks – and I agree – it’s the best room we’ve ever done, particularly when you consider the big changes that had to come about. I think we make a pretty good renovating team and I’m so proud of what he can do and the care he takes over getting the finish just right.
It’s not completely finished. I’m looking to have a few open, wooden shelves and we’ll have to get a blind up. I’m thinking Laura Ashley Wallace for the fabric, as it has the colours I’d like to bring in, especially red and turquoise blue.
The beauty of grey is that – while it looks great with crisp white and natural wood – it also sits comfortably with bright colour. In fact, I think grey needs splashes of colour around it to make it looks its best.
So that’s what I’ve been thinking with the accessories I’ve added to the kitchen so far.
// mugs (£4 each) and ‘Freda’ storage jars (£10 each), both Habitat at Homebase / Le Creuset teapot (£14.99 but RRP £34), TK Maxx //
// pasta storage jar (gift), Jamie Oliver at TK Maxx / wooden box, H&M / linen napkins (£14 for four), West Elm / pepper mill (£18), Homebase / Le Creuset utensil holder (£7.99 but RRP £20), TK Maxx //
// red casserole dish (£16.99) and ‘texture’ 12-piece dinner set (£19.99), Homebase //
// kettle and toaster, Dualit from Selfridges //
// Maidenhair fern (£3.80) and glasses (£3 each), Homebase //
// glass hurricane lamp, used as vase (£9), Homebase //
// mini milk bottles, c/o Eddingtons //
Do you like these colours?
* Homebase were kind enough to send me some vouchers to help kit out my new kitchen