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Kitchens: What's your cup of tea?

October 4, 2017

When it comes to interior design we all have different ideas on what we like. What I want to know is, when it comes to kitchens, what is your cup of tea? Below, I explore a few looks to consider.


Modern Sleek


This is a culmination of smooth and glossy (sleek), and contemporary (modern). I spent some time researching this on Pinterest - I know; poor me - and saw this fab gold and grey kitchen in Stokholm, which is so original, classy and sleek.





A more affordable, local interpretation can be found at B&Q: A Red Raffello High Gloss Kitchen. In contrast, a more contemporary result prompted me to think of the phrase, “go bold or go home”: A vibrant orange kitchen. Furthermore, the traditional wall kitchen tile had been replaced by a full wall splashback! Are you interested in either of these looks? Want us to come and assess your space to see if they'd work? Get in touch.


Shabby Chic


This is a style of interior that uses furniture and soft furnishings that are or appear to be pleasingly old and slightly worn. Personally, it’s a style I LOVE! Upcycling is so fashionable at the moment with Facebook groups, websites and shops created for the sole purpose of making do and mending. So when it comes to kitchens, I think the possibilities are endless. You can start with standard cupboards with chunky woodwork tops and add individual knobs to the doors and draws. Then you can add in the details. All of this at a cost suited to your budget; low or high.




However, if DIY isn’t your cup of tea then there is loads of shops you can get some great bits from. One shop that always catches my eye is the Holly & Laurel Emporium towards Dorking and the bonus is they also have a quaint coffee shop where you can have afternoon tea.




The Blank Canvas


Originally named, these usually come in a ‘natural stone’, a ‘soft grey’ or ‘subtle cream’. I refer to them as blank canvas kitchens, because they are initially minimalist, but you then begin to add your own touches. Howdens do a great range and it's actually where I got my kitchen from and I couldn't be happier with the outcome.  Whether you want to go for splashes of colours with you utensils and gadgets, or keep things neutral with rustic tins and pans, there are so many different approaches to establishing a scheme. 


But with so many different ideas out there it can be hard to know what to choose so we can be there to help you along the way. 


We would love to hear what you have in your kitchen or what your dream kitchen would be so let us know


Here are just some of the kitchens we have put in the past couple of years:

You can also see more of our works on our website.


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