Get their look: Italian chef’s kitchen

Italian chef's kitchen

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There are so many clues in this interior as to the nationality and occupation of the owner; it’s an Italian chef’s kitchen. Lucas Migliorelli‘s apartment is in a castle; the kitchen floors are made of marble and there’s a huge chandelier hanging from a high, frescoed ceiling.

We’d highly recommend you to have a look at the rest of the photos from the house tour. His kitchen – especially in the eyes of two ex-chefs – is so perfectly kitted out!

  1. ILO soft touch magnetic knife rack
  2. Vintage style pasta collage poster
  3. Bialetti ‘Moka Express’ espresso maker, green/red
  4. Vonshef manual pasta maker
  5. Boleslawiec pottery sugar bowl
  6. Vintage copper stove top kettle
  7. Vintage copper strainer/colander
  8. White marble pestle and mortar
  9. Red enamel colander

Have a look at some of the other interiors featured in our Get their look series

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Get their look: Grey industrial kitchen

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This grey industrial kitchen – and the house it belongs to, is one of the most stunning we’ve seen in a while!

The Barcelona apartment was renovated by Jaime Beriestain back in 2015. Despite the fact that this room doesn’t get much natural light, the owners were brave enough to paint the walls, ceiling and cabinetry such a shadowy shade.

The combination of dark grey, copper and natural wood is a modern classic that remains hugely popular. Objects that could otherwise get slightly lost, really stand out and draw your eye. The light that does pervade the space is somehow enhanced, and you notice its play on shiny and reflective surfaces.

There’s a profusion of hard surfaces and materials which is very practical for a kitchen… and yet, despite this, the room retains a real warmth. We love it!

  1. Vintage XL French bread board
  2. ALANA rectangular mirror in brass
  3. Sycamore chopping board
  4. Extra large marble pedestal pestle & mortar
  5. Black BACKIG dinnerware
  6. Industrial style adjustable swivel bar stool
  7. Smeg TR90BL1 Victoria single cavity 90cm wide dual fuel range cooker, black

Have a look at some of the other interiors we’ve featured in our Get their look series.

Get their look: Grey industrial kitchen | H is for Home

Bookmarks: Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home children's book by Mia Cassany and illustrated by Paula Blumen | H is for Home

We’ve not written a book review in AGES and this one’s just a little bit different to our usual fare.

Front cover detail of Home Sweet Home children's book by Mia Cassany and illustrated by Paula Blumen | H is for Home

Home Sweet Home is a children’s book – recommended for ages 5+. However, even as adults, we’ve thoroughly enjoyed reading it… and, as regular readers will know, we appreciate and collect iconic children’s books!

Title page of Home Sweet Home children's book by Mia Cassany and illustrated by Paula Blumen | H is for Home

Published earlier this month (October 2017), it was written by Mia Cassany and beautifully illustrated by Paula Blumen.

'Queenie in London' page in Home Sweet Home by Mia Cassany and illustrated by Paula Blumen

Throughout the 40 pages, you’re shown around various interiors & exteriors from around the world – guided by the pets-in-residence.

'Pierre & Papillon in Paris' page in Home Sweet Home by Mia Cassany and illustrated by Paula Blumen

There’s Eva the St Bernard in Iceland, Coco the cat in Brooklyn… there’s even a tortoise named Taiki who lives in Kyoto, Japan!

'Juan in Seville' page in Home Sweet Home by Mia Cassany and illustrated by Paula Blumen

This book is a really fun way for kids (and grown-ups!) to find out about other parts of the world. It teaches facts such as San Francisco is very hilly, Giethoorn in the Netherlands is car-free and that houses in Ibiza are painted white to reflect the light and keep them cool.

'A home isn't a home without a pet!' in Home Sweet Home by Mia Cassany and illustrated by Paula Blumen

It’s a book that warrants plenty of return visits.

'Rex in San Francisco' page in Home Sweet Home by Mia Cassany and illustrated by Paula Blumen

It’s such a charming read…

'Bonaparte in Provence' page in Home Sweet Home by Mia Cassany and illustrated by Paula Blumen

…and the illustrations are full of lovely detail that reveal something new every time you flick through the pages.

'Chang in Hong Kong' page in Home Sweet Home by Mia Cassany and illustrated by Paula Blumen

This book is a fantastic Christmas or birthday present for any pet-loving, budding interior decorator!

'Drago in Capri' page in Home Sweet Home by Mia Cassany and illustrated by Paula Blumen

Home Sweet Home is available from the publishers in UK/Europe & US/Canada and from Amazon, The Book Depository and Waterstones.

[Many thanks to Ellen at Frances Lincoln Children’s Books for the review copy]

Get their look: Natural cosy corner

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Every home should have a few quiet cosy corners. Those precious spaces to sneak off to – perhaps to work or read a book. This one is light & bright, simply decorated with natural colours and materials.

This restful space in Sioux Falls, South Dakota belongs to Oksana Silchuk and her young family. Check out her Instagram feed for more pared back inspiration (link above).

  1. Rattan hanging chair
  2. Macramé wall hanging
  3. Concrete table lamp with textile cable and vintage Edison bulb
  4. ALSEDA banana fibre stool
  5. Console table

Get their look: Natural cosy corner | H is for Home

How to create a stylish bachelor pad

How to create a stylish bachelor pad

Do you want to create a sleek and stylish home to complement your lifestyle? We’re going to show you how to put your money to good use by offering interior design tips that can transform your home. Read on for advice on how to create a stylish bachelor pad.

Bedroom with emerald green wall

Pick the perfect colour scheme

Bachelor pads are commonly full of dramatic blacks, sophisticated navy, or a cool grey hue. Yet, you don’t have to follow the typical colour palettes to create a stylish interior design. For example, you can stick with the common bachelor pad colours whilst incorporating brighter shades, such as emerald green or crimson red.

Man reclining on a sofa reading a magazine

The sofa

The sofa is undoubtedly where you’ll spend most of your time within the home. You must therefore ensure that it’s not only stylish, but comfortable, too. We therefore encourage you to think carefully about how you’ll use your sofa. What you do in your downtime should determine the sofa style you choose. For instance, individual armchairs are great for gamers, whilst a corner sofa is perfect for bachelors who love to put their feet up when watching a film or Netflix.

Open plan sitting room with L-shaped sofa

A sleek TV and stand

Impress your friends with a sleek flat-screen TV that will provide the ultimate viewing experience to watch a big game. You can also take your home’s style to the next level by choosing stylish, modern TV stands, which should complement your sofa, flanking furniture and colour scheme.

Man's bedroom with clothes rack and tall plant

A contemporary bedroom

The bedroom is more than an area to rest your sleepy head. It’s one of the most personal spaces within the home, as it will house your most precious belongings, such as keepsakes, clothing and photos. You must therefore invest both time and money into creating a comfortable, modern space that will welcome you home, whilst also impressing your guests.

Of course, the bed is the biggest focal point within the bedroom, which is why you must select the right style for your interior and comfort. Don’t underestimate the importance of bedding, either. Never settle for cheap bed linens that can impact your style and sleep. Instead, opt for luxury bedding that will accentuate your contemporary bed and décor.

Apartment with artwork on shelves and on the wall

Hang artwork on your walls

Express your personality across your home through beautiful works of art. The artwork will add a splash of refinement to your bachelor pad, as it will show off your cultural side. If you’re on a tight budget, incorporate famous prints into a beautiful frame, or develop an appreciation by browsing beautiful works of art from local painters.

Model vehicle toy collection

Incorporate memorabilia across the home

Are you a movie buff? Love music? Class yourself as a big sports fan? Prove how much you love a film, band, or team by incorporating cool memorabilia across your home. For instance, you can frame movie posters, vintage sports shirts and album covers to hang onto your wall, or can display figurines or props in a group.

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Price Points: Jungle style

Jungle style interior ideas | H is for Home

A theme that’s gaining in popularity at the moment is jungle style. Sometimes you just want to open your front door and step into a fantasy world – at least some of us that live in a cold, rainy Pennine valley do!

I really like a rainforest vibe; it’s relaxing, exotic and fun. You can easily set the mood with sound – a recording of soft rain falling on to broad-leaved trees, fast-moving waterfalls and the shrill of cicadas… We sometimes play soothing rainforest soundscapes via Spotify through our Sonos speakers to help us fall asleep.

A feature wall papered with a bold jungle print helps bring a tropical vibe to a room. Dot a few big architectural houseplants such as palms, ferns and rubber plants around the room and it’s almost like being in the Amazon!

I just love these playful lights – available in black or white – of monkeys striking different poses. A group of these simian pranksters would make a brilliant talking point!

  1. Authentic Natural Sounds – Rainforest (1 track on 1 CD): £2.19, musicMagpie
  2. Savuti Dark Petrol Multi wallpaper: £80 per roll, wallpaperdirect
  3. Seletti monkey light: from £169, Amazon