Sunday, 15 December 2013

The Interior Edit #2

Kitchens have been on my mind lately and I've gathered some inspiration to share with you all. In my opinion, the kitchen is the heart of the home. I have so may fond memories of watching my mum bake in the kitchen while my siblings and I would learn her tricks, have tea and converse and sweet memories of the warm light coming form the fridge in the middle of the night in pursuit of a midnight snack. I believe a kitchen should be inviting, warm and homely and preferably with a dining table within reach. A lot of natural sunlight is desired and should more than often have a smell of freshly baked muffins.

As I live in the Middle East although there is a lot of sun, at times too much, there is a lack of natural light flooding the house as one would expect. This is mostly due to the tinted windows that all homes have which very needed to for summer months. Unfortunately for our kitchen, there is little sunlight and the kitchen is a very dark wood, with terra cotta tiled floors and a greeny-dark gray bench top, all of which make it look even darker!  So after doing some research, we are looking into changing the splashback tiles to a fresh bright white, in a subway brick tile. Do you think it will work to make the kitchen lighter? Tell me your thoughts!

All images taken from Pinterest, to get to the source click on the P button on the left hand side and find Interior Edit album on my account.

I love the simplicity and raw appeal of this black and white kitchen. The Baby's Breath add a feminine touch while the hanging bulbs give the oh so lovely warehouse feel. This is definitely a kitchen I'd love to cook in, with the condition that there should be natural light and lots of it. 

Eceltic and county, the copper pots are the perfect addition to this kitchen bringing some warmth to the olive green tile. 

Happy and Bright - this is a great modern and fun kitchen. 

Classic Country - I can see my Mum in a vintage apron, listening to Nat King Cole and baking some Madelines in this beautiful kitchen! The chandelier is perfect here. Every well loved kitchen deserves some bling. 

Simple White - Subway tiles, Le Crouset and that gorgeous oven. Perfect for the one who prefers simplicity. 

Yellow - A great way to add warmth to a cool room. Very American, very Martha. 

This is my favourite and felt appropriate to leave last as a parting vision. The gold accents with the graphic monochrome back splash is perfectly eye catching and would look great in any house.