What is your favourite room in a home and your favourite style?
For me, it’s the kitchen without a doubt and preferably white kitchens with a concrete floor. I spend very little time in our bedroom besides sleeping at night and being more a shower person, I’m in and out of the bathroom in no time.
However, the kitchen is where I like to hang out not that I’m doing any intensive cooking but it’s where I like pottering around.
Having an open-plan dining/kitchen in our home in France which, is often filled with natural light even on a rainy day, means that these days I prefer working from our dining table, facing our white kitchen or looking out at our garden.
Following my last post on plywood kitchens, today I wanted to show you a few examples of white, contemporary kitchens with a concrete floor which I find really beautiful and soothing.
All of them have interesting details we can bookmark for future references and are spaces I would be quite happy to work from…
The first one (above and below) is the home of Jeweller Victoria Wearne and her partner Stuart Beer in Melbourne. Benefiting from a skylight above the sink, they never have to turn on the light during daytime.
Granted they are in Melbourne and the weather is nicer than in London but for having added extra windows to our kitchen in London, I can confirm that extra source of vitamin D regardless of the weather, is much appreciated!
I also love the built-in cooker hood, something I wish we had thought about 10 years ago.
I wasn’t cooking from scratch a lot back then but now, I really wish we had one, to avoid having smoke in the room and grease on the pendant lights above the kitchen counter when Steve sears meat in his fav cast iron pan.Kitchen no 2 is a family kitchen with white cupboards from floor to ceiling which is always a great way to maximise storage while giving a feeling of height and space to a room.
Earlier this year, I shared 15 simple, practical tips to declutter your home which you may find useful.If you have a really small kitchen to refurbish, sticking to white or a light colours is always a very good idea. White creates an illusion of space and makes your space look much larger than it actually is while dark walls make a room looking smaller and narrower.Displaying oats, rice, pasta and cereals in pretty glass containers are a nice way to add a natural touch and warm up a room looking too clinical. I also find that putting on display what looks nice, allows me to make extra space in my kitchen drawers for things that are not as photogenic.
Last but not least, Pella recently refurbished a guesthouse that she can use as a home office too. Talking about kitchens we could work from, I could really work from this one…