We love this space! This Swoon Worthy boho glam kitchen belongs to Kimberly Duran; Pennsylvania-born, Manchester-based, multi-award-winning lifestyle blogger.
Swoon Worthy is the name of her blog and ‘eclectic boho glam’ is the fitting phrase she uses to describe her style.
Kimberly’s bold use of black, metallics and print is in evidence all around her house however, it’s in her kitchen that we love it the most. Copper, brass & gold against black is a match made in heaven and so, so current. The open, overhead shelves show off her collection of beautiful glass and china to great effect.
If you’ve fallen for Kimberly’s kitchen, you’ll love the rest of her home. Go check out her ‘doing up’ story on her website.
- Bitra hook rail
- Hotpoint PHPN64FAMK 60cm chimney cooker hood – black
- Solid marble serving dish on stand
- Freight brass pepper mill
- DeLonghi – White ‘Brillante’ kettle
- Chef non-stick turner
- Bloomingville golden flat grater
- Monogram mugs
- Gold monogram mugs
- Spotted porcelain mug
- Leopard-print porcelain bowl
- Gold ladle
- Gold whisk
- Gold spatula
- Ruffoni kitchen jars
- Love Leopard wallpaper, peach
What a laid back kitchen diner! The space belongs to Dee Campling, Instagram doyenne and co-founder of the myhomevibe hashtag.
It has a natural Scandi feel – very modern, yet homely too.
You can imagine her family sitting here having their breakfast, the kids doing their homework or the grown-ups sharing a bottle of wine after the young ones have gone to bed. A space for all the family!
- 45” handmade jute macramé hanging basket pot holder
- 300mm silver disco mirror ball
- Samsung The Frame Art Mode ultra HD TV
- Stendig wall calendar
- Charles and Ray Eames DAW chair by Vitra
- Euphorbia Ingens cactus
- Seagrass basket
- BJURSTA oak veneer extendable table
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!
- ILO soft touch magnetic knife rack
- Vintage style pasta collage poster
- Bialetti ‘Moka Express’ espresso maker, green/red
- Vonshef manual pasta maker
- Boleslawiec pottery sugar bowl
- Vintage copper stove top kettle
- Vintage copper strainer/colander
- White marble pestle and mortar
- Red enamel colander
Have a look at some of the other interiors featured in our Get their look series
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!
- Vintage XL French bread board
- ALANA rectangular mirror in brass
- Sycamore chopping board
- Extra large marble pedestal pestle & mortar
- Black BACKIG dinnerware
- Industrial style adjustable swivel bar stool
- 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.
As regular readers will know, I’m an ex-chef and remain a keen baker. Over the years, I’ve discovered which kitchen tools and appliances are vital and which ones lie neglected, collecting dust at the back of a cupboard.
With the help of Wayfair’s huge range of kitchenwares, I thought I’d share with you what I consider to be my baking essentials.
- Dihl 5.5L stand mixer – The workhorse of the kitchen, it’s a must for those jobs that require buckets of elbow grease; whipping up egg whites, mixing sponge batter and kneading bread dough.
- Premier Plus/Superior 9-piece knife block set – Every cutting job has its own particular knife. A long serrated one for slicing loaves of bread, a paring knife for peeling And a block or wall-mounted magnetic strip is essential for keeping them safe & sharp. Knives in drawers is not advised!
- 6-piece kitchen tool with holder set – We have a pot of bamboo spoons and spatulas beside the stove… crucial!
- Hans dough scraper – Not only does this scraper get your bread dough out of your mixer bowl with ease and no sticky fingers, it gets every last drop of batter into your cake tin.
- Original silicone brush – I find a silicone brush much better than a traditional one with bristles which tend to shed and end up sticking to the top of your pastry.
- Boxwood rolling pin (50.8cm) – When it comes to rolling pins, the longer the better. Too short, and your pastry ends up with lines and grooves all over it – causing you to over-roll and possibly overwork it. No one likes overworked pastry!
Tins, pans & racks
- 12-hole muffin pan – I’m not a big cupcake maker, but I’m very partial to muffins… chocolate, blueberry, apple & cinnamon… mmmm… This one’s non-stick, so you won’t need paper muffin cases. And don’t forget you need something to cook those Yorkshire puddings!
- Non-stick springform cake tin set – Every serious baker should have both round and square cake tins. Springform tins are the best, they’re so much easier to get delicate and sticky cakes out of – I don’t bake cheesecakes in anything else!
- 32.5cm non-stick rectangle baking sheet – I love home-made biscuits and cookies with my afternoon cup of tea. This is the best thing for cooking them on – ditto meringues, macarons and nut brittle. Like the rolling pin, the bigger the better. The more cookies you can get on your baking sheet, the quicker you can get the entire batched cooked off. Just make sure the one you buy isn’t too wide to fit into your oven!
- 27.94cm x 43.18cm cooling rack – If you’re going to be baking, you need somewhere for things to cool. If you leave a cake in the tin too long, it will get soggy or stick to the sides & bottom making it difficult to remove… and Mary Berry won’t like your soggy bottom!
- Baking and candy digital thermometer – If you make jam, jelly or fudge a thermometer is vital. You can judge by eye or consistency, but a thermometer removes the guess work.
- Zing digital kitchen scales – I’m rubbish at approximating weights and volumes. Yes, I kind of know the weight of a bag of sugar… or a pint of milk. Some people can just toss flour, sugar, eggs and butter into a bowl, stick it in the oven and presto, a melt-in-the-mouth sponge cake is magically produced. I however, need to create or follow a recipe to the gram. These particular digital scales are great for a number of reasons. Firstly, it has a function that allows you to weigh an ingredient and then zero the scale so you can add additional ingredients. Secondly, you can weigh as little as a gram and as much as 5 kilos – in gram increments. And lastly, they’re orange!
- Maison 4-piece metal measuring spoons set – A lot of the recipes I make I find on US food blogger websites. Their ingredients are invariably measured in cups and ‘sticks’ of butter. I used to spend AGES finding their metric equivalents. Now that I have measuring cups that’s a thing of the past. And, by the way, a stick of butter weighs 113 grams.
- Stainless steel 6-piece measuring spoon set – Do any of the teaspoons in your house actually hold exactly a teaspoon? How about your tablespoons? No, mine neither. A basic bit of kit for adding baking powder, bicarb, spices, cocoa, coffee, extracts, food colouring etc to your bakes.
- 2-hour kitchen timer – I NEVER put anything into the oven without switching on the kitchen timer. I have a memory like a goldfish. I get distracted by the slightest thing, and next thing I know there’s a burning smell coming from the stove-top or the oven. What I like about this one is that it counts down two hours. Lots of bread & cakes need a 1-hour+ bake.
- Alessi Twisted measuring jug – I love this measuring jug – it’s a jug with a ‘twist’! Instead of there being the usual gradation markings up the outside of the vessel, they’re on the inside… in a spiral… so you look down into the interior for a bird’s eye view of the volume. Brilliant!
- 2-piece glass mixing bowl set – I have lots of different sized mixing bowls depending on the job I’m doing. These glass mixing bowls get the thumbs up from me because they are perfect for bread making. You can keep an eye on how your prove is going without peering under the cover and, unlike most mixing bowls, they come with useful lids.
- Clip top 6-piece Kilner preserving jar set – I have clip-top Kilner jars in every size; from diddy ones that hold spices to jumbo ones that can hold a couple of packets of spaghetti. They’re so much easier to stack & store and look so much more attractive than a mish-mash of opened boxes, bags and packets.
- Coverblubber set – I go on all the time about hating waste. These coverblubbers are an ingenious invention. Not only do they cover part-used pieces of fruit & veg such as pineapple, melon, cucumber, onion and avocado; they can be stretched over bowls and jugs to store the food and drink within. Think of all the cling-film – and fruit & veg – you’d save over time!
- Cake stand – The only way to keep the cakes that you lovingly bake and ice is under a domed cake stand. We always have a home-made cake on the go; our cake stand has pride of place in the centre of the kitchen table.
- Bread storage bag – If you take the time & effort to bake bread, you don’t want to spoil your loaves & rolls by storing them in a plastic bag. This inner-coated fabric bag is designed to keep your bread fresher for longer.
- Pizza peel (35.99cm) – A pizza peel my be for sliding your home-made pizzas into a hot oven. However, I use it for getting all my breads into the oven with ease – especially the wetter dough ones such as ciabatta.
- Home made round loaf proving basket – I have a round basket (or banneton) and an oval one. I use the round one perhaps twice as much as the latter as I sometimes use it in conjunction with my Le Cloche. If you make sourdough bread, you need a proving basket.
- Marble chopping board (46cm) – The secret to rolling and kneading successful pastry and dough is having a cold work surface (and hands). A top tip is having a large expanse of marble to work upon.
- Cast iron baking stone – Ideal for cooking bread products both on the stove-top and in the oven. Crumpets, Welsh cakes, all manner of flat-breads, crepes & pancakes and pizzas.
And one last thing…
Textiles Union tea towels
Perhaps the most important of my baking essentials. I don’t know where I’d be without a pile of these! I use them for handling hot pans, covering proving bread, dusting down floury work surfaces, drying the washing up… oh, and putting out the occasional accidental fire!
What baking essentials could you not do without?
Of all the kitchens we’ve featured so far on Get their look, this perfectly practical kitchen is probably the one I’d most like to be in our home!
As an ex-chef and avid baker, I love the fact that the Gaggenau appliances wouldn’t look out of place in an industrial kitchen. I’ve always had a soft spot for minimalist stainless steel cabinets and work surfaces.
The background palette is neutral and calm – creams, whites and natural wood shades much in evidence. It’s livened nicely with small flashes of colour from flowers, fruit, herbs etc.
A vintage, wall-mounted Bakelite telephone and framed Tretchikoff ‘Chinese Girl’ print add a contrasting homeliness to an otherwise utilitarian-like space.
Real thought has gone into the design – the marble fire surround being picked up in the top of the Saarinen tulip table for example.
- Bamboo hanging lamp
- Serge Mouille six-arm ceiling lamp replica
- Vladimir Tetchikoff ‘Chinese Girl’ print
- Gaggenau VG 491 111 F – SERIE 400 – stainless steel controls front
- Saarinen tulip oval table Arabescato coated marble by Knoll
- Gaggenau BMP 250 130 microwave cm. 60 200 dx series – silver combined microwave
- Polacco stool
- Tolix Inox outdoor chairs designed by Xavier Pauchard