Category: Kitchen design

Confused kitchens (farmhouse sinks)

So I don’t know about you peeps but I have a bit of a thang for farmhouse sinks.  Not sure what it is exactly about them but they evoke this kinda nostalgic feeling for me, make me think of the green fields of home or some such rubbish – bit of a nincompoop really I suppose…

However they have one downside: we do not all have a giant rustic farmhouse kitchen to add one too.  They can often look a smidge out of place but I’ve rounded up my fave inspo piccies showing them in a more contemporary/industrial setting.  I will get my mittos on one of these one day, mark my words.

Seriously head over heels for the stainless steel / dark cabinetry / wicker basket action on the RHS here:

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And you know I can never say no to exposed brick…

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Gorgeous application of le Tolix stool – see here for more of its big sis, the Tolix Chair:

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This whole space is kinda confused I think – 4 parts rustic (cabinetry, beams), 1 part super-modern (subway tiling) and 1 part industrial (lighting) – but what can I say, I like ’em  interesting:

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And can we please all take a moment to gawp at this insane marble specimen below left:

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Yep, I almost want to eat it it’s that good:

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Love love love!

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Have a happy weekend loves and make sure you let me know your thoughts on these!

Monday’s Masterpiece – Parisienne chic

Morning morning darls, how are we today…?  Hope the weekend treated everyone well!  We’re back from Vietnam and thrown back into the thick of things here in Singers, but I’ve taken a longer time than normal over my Monday morning coffee + design oogling sesh as today I have a corker for you.

sarah lavoine1French interior designer Sarah Lavoine, has the kind of style that normally doesn’t ring my bell but for some reason this morning these images pretty much leapt out of my computer screen and grabbed me by the eyeballs.

The perfect mix of understated minimalist chic, interesting quirky lighting and accessories, and dark moody monochrome colours, these spaces are simply fabulous.

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Phewee it is a looong post today folks, I just kept finding more and more images to drool over.

In love with these lanterns.  In love!

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The best contemporary pendants of all time?  Why I do think so yes:

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The details and vignettes are so well curated – pretty much a masterclass right here…

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Sarah also has a bit of a knack for scrummy kitchens – this Moroccan pendant / copper (?) splash back and countertop action has me all in a tizzy:

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As does this more rustic look – love!

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Her bedrooms are simple and elegant affairs, with dark soothing palettes and luxurious long drapes:

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And the bathrooms?!  Oh my gawd they’re good:

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Not such a massive fan of this tub design but am loving the built in shelving and accessories:

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I’ve literally never seen a more glam dressing table:

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And lastly (see, told you it was a killer) a villa in Marrakech which is pretty much the cat’s pyjamas.  Do you see all this carved wood??!

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And the outdoors spaces are just divine:

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Swoony swoony swoon swoon.

Here are my picks from Sarah’s delectable collection, I’m loving the mix of quirky organic shapes and unusual materials:

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Thoughts…?  Have you managed to make it to the end of the post??!

Monday’s Masterpiece – kitchen perfection

Morning lovelies!

For today’s masterpiece I wanted to take a closer look at Boston-based Terrat Elms.  Their whole portfolio is pretty bananas but it’s the semi-industrial/semi-glam kitchens that really take the biscuit.

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Ok, let’s take a closer look at that M.A.R.B.L.E.

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Yum.  Also loving this chandy/bar stool combo:

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And this light and bright affair is pretty divine also:

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We’re going to be renting our home for the foreseeable future (I have this crazy urge to buy a big shophouse here in Singers after only living here for 3 months, but unfortunately they cost about $4 mill…) and so for now I am stuck with kitchens always designed by somebody else.

But one day we will have a killer space of our own, here’s what I’m thinking…

Elly MacDonald Design Dream Kitchen

{credits: pendants, marble, oven, floorboards, rug, barstools, countertop, handles}

Poured concrete worktops and a dramatic Calacatta marble splashback, paired with gorgeous rustic reclaimed wood floorboards (+ totally-100%-Scotchguarded-and-superglued-to-the-floor Oushak rug) form the backdrop, combined with these insane brass Arteriors pendants I fell for a looong time ago, a couple of midcentury Bertoia wire barstools, beautiful horn cabinet handles from Ochre and all Gaggenau white goods (this is a dream after all).  One day, one day…