Whether you’re looking at simply refreshing a tired scheme or you’re planning a bigger extension project, creating a new kitchen is one of the most challenging and exciting renovation projects in the home. Establishing a clear vision of what you have in mind early on is key and your existing kitchen is a good place to start when planning your new one.
Square tiles lend themselves perfectly to a gingham design and are a striking choice for a kitchen splashback. Here, the strong black, white and grey palette, echoed in the undercounter curtain and rug, is lifted by pops of green gingham upholstery.
A simple brass panel brings this kitchen to life, the brass shining out against the darkness. A simple brass rail provides the perfect storage for all those kitchen tools in daily use. The kitchen is complimented by the most elegant
leather bar stools with a discrete brass foot bar.
Time-worn wood furniture and handcrafted vessels make charming partners for the open-weave pendant light, designed to cast playful shadows to atmospheric effect.
A row of mismatched decorative tiles is an inexpensive way to create a striking splashback that will lift a simple scheme out of the ordinary.
Making blue part of the scheme rather than the focus of it offers a more contemporary feel. This kitchen splashback, looks every bit like it’s been created using hand-made tiles but it is actually a wallpaper, while subtle hints of ice blue balance the more punchy reds.
A display of ceramic teapots has a distinctly Japanese look. Highlights of indigo and copper introduce an uplifting touch to this tough, textured kitchen.