PUTTING THE 'KITSCH'
The kitchen was falling apart and not enough storage, so it needed a complete overhaul. I love open shelving especially if you have beautiful crockery and minimal display, but with such a small area to fit cupboards and white goods, storage was really a priority, so I planned to add upper units. The floor was in good condition and had grey tones which I thought would work with the new scheme. I also loved the barn door so this was to keep also.
I wanted to make the kitchen fun and fresh; the starting point for inspiration was the mint green Smeg fridge freezer! I then chose neutral grey traditional cupboards, with integrated appliances, which worked with traditional elements of the terrace house, but added a modern twist with white marble look tops and contemporary and Kitsch accessories. The tops and white walls also kept the shaded kitchen light. In planning the kitchen I rearranged the space so that there is now a dedicated cooking area with a large range in the alcove which had previously had an ill-fitting cupboard. I even put the kettle on the stove, the microwave under the stairs and the knives on the wall so that the surfaces could be dedicated to practical prep and prettiness! I chose mint green, black, pink and white accessories with tones of natural wood and hints of gold. I then chose patterns and fun for prints, pots and cushions.