All posts tagged: kitchens

10 minimalist kitchens with grey units

7 minimalist kitchens with grey units

Now that we’ve sold our first holiday home (available on airbnb here) in the Bay of Arcachon to my best friend, we are starting to plan some renovation work to modernise the holiday home we spent most time in France. One thing we are looking at revamping is our Ikea kitchen which I have to admit has not aged. Ten years on and the units are still looking very white and have not faded despite the huge amount of natural light filling the room. However, what has changed is our cooking habits (well mine mostly…) and requirements for space and storage. For starters, I cook now…which is something I wasn’t doing at all when I designed the kitchen over a decade ago and over the recent years, I came to realise that there was actually enough space to prepare the food when the two of us are in the kitchen. In addition, Steve finds it very antisocial to have his back turned to our guests when he is cooking. Added to the obvious lack of storage, there is quite a few …

Un bel appartement blanc aux touches naturelles

A beautiful white apartment with natural accents

Hello everyone! If you’ve been a reader of my blog for a while, you know that white interiors are my first love so today, I’m taking inspiration from this beautiful white apartment with lovely natural accents. I love how lived-in and cosy it feels. It’s not a big place but it is a beautiful space don’t you think? One thing that I really want to tackle this year is our lounge in France. Steve was given a massive TV by his best friend who moved back to New-Zealand and although it was a nice thought, this very large screen is a real eye-sore in our lounge (at least to me!). I suggested we put it on the wall and get rid of the stand but somehow, Steve who is normally handy and good at DIY is not feeling brave enough to drill into the wall. Looking at the position of the sofa and chairs, I think the black picture frame on the wall is a print and not a TV but should you have one of these TV screens, it …

4 beautiful white kitchens with a concrete floor

4 beautiful white kitchens with concrete floor

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, means that these days, I prefer working from our dining table, facing our white kitchen. 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 …

How to create a stunning kitchen with plywood

How to create a stunning plywood kitchen

Besides its eco-friendly properties, plywood or wood from sustainable forests are a great alternative to re-design your kitchen on a budget. Personally, I’m a huge fan of this material which we used at home in Steve’s tree house. I love the warmth and the Scandinavian vibes, wood adds to the room and if you’re not convinced, let me show you 12 examples of modern kitchens re-designed with plywood. Plywood kitchen project #1 Starting with this beautiful, airy kitchen designed by Toby Scott in Australia, plywood is kept to a minimum and adds warm accents to this open-plan room.Plywood kitchen project #2 Designed by the Tribe Studio, an Australian architectural studio with an impressive amount of amazing interior design projects under their belt, this kitchen with plywood units provides plenty of storage. Be prepared to spend quite some time drooling on the Tribe studio website.Plywood kitchen project #3: Renovated by Made Architects, a Belgian architectural studio, this kitchen in a 1950’s house is small and compact but I love how they maximise the space up to the ceiling while increasing the …