This yellow-themed kitchen diner was presented as a show home at the Grand Designs Live event a few years ago. Its splashes of bright primary colour draws the eye… and probably the visitors who were in attendance.
It was designed to give inspiration to first time buyers. It is furnished with affordable pieces from outlets such as IKEA, a few investment buys from independant designer makers and items that are easy to take with you when you move up the property ladder.
The yellow is paired with shades of grey and white which give balance and a muted background on which to contrast against.
- Tress wallpaper in grey by Sian Elin
- Hexagon ceramic wall tiles
- Kenwood kMix toaster
- DeLonghi kMix boutique drip coffee maker
- GLO by Bisley SoHo multi-drawer cabinet 10-drawer H590mm (yellow)
- IKEA PS 1995 clock, yellow
- View Quest Hepburn DAB+ radio & Bluetooth speaker
- DOCKSTA table, white
- Kylie bar stool by Riley Ave.
- Frame coffee table in oak
- HAY Kaleido trays
- BERNARD chair
This mid-century-modern-inspired kitchen merges vintage and brand new in just the right measure. The mint coloured cupboards, fridge and patterned wallpaper are very evocative of the period. The splashes of red and yellow give the space added impact.
The 1950s are associated with a post war optimism which influenced interior design greatly – and this kitchen is a suitably bright and cheerful space to reflect that spirit.
- Portfolio 9.45-in W chrome ceiling flush mount light
- Julia Rothmans Daydream (green) wallpaper tiles
- The Skylark shallow bowl stem mount light
- Smeg FAB28YV1 fridge A++ energy rating, 60cm wide, left-hand hinge, pastel green
- Eames moulded plastic side chair
- FairTrade red heera jute diamond 60cm x 150cm runner
- STENSTORP kitchen trolley, white/oak
You may have read a post earlier this week in which we talked about a vintage stainless steel hospital trolley we’d bought – and its potential to make a great kitchen work station. So, for this week’s Price Points we’ve included it in our list of kitchen trolleys where it sits very nicely indeed. A cleanable work surface, storage areas for ingredients or equipment and manoeuvrability are the key requirements.
- FLYTTA kitchen trolley, stainless steel: £100, IKEA
- Vintage hospital trolley: £135, H is for Home
- Kitchen island with cook stainless steel counter top by Hahn: £495, Wayfair
We love this minimalist industrial kitchen. There’s a wonderful sense of space with a double height ceiling and internal glazing that divides spaces without closing them in. Huge windows let light flood in, the white walls and polished concrete reflect and enhance it.
Open shelves mean everything is easy to hand for cooking and cleaning. Lots more white is introduced through crockery and kitchenware. Softer wood tones balance out the harder industrial materials, herbs and plants naturalise and soften the space. The room works so well – practical and unfussy yet full of interest.
There is a variety of ways, large and small, to introduce an industrial feel into a space. From up-cycled scaffolding poles and boards, rubber flooring, wire baskets, vintage factory pendant shades and task lighting to banks of drawers, pigeon holes and lockers in distressed metal or wood.
- Vintage circular dough boards
- Heavy duty industrial shelving
- Antique wooden masher
- Vintage enamel bread bin
- Large black enamel jug
- Vintage industrial floor mirror
- Vintage industrial lab stools
- Vintage zinc metal dolly tubs
We love the interior photography work of Chris Snook, much of which you can find online, and this vintage industrial kitchen is no exception. It’s full of the type of thing we have in our own kitchen. The vintage tin food canisters & containers, mix & match Prestige Skyline utensils, upcycled storage solutions and old enamel signs.
If you love this kitchen, take a peek at the rest of the cottage – it’s just fabulous!
- Mini milk bottle
- Pod coffee maker
- Large vintage enamel ‘Beware’ sign
- Vintage enamel bread bin
- Vintage Tala pastry cutters
- Yours and mine mugs
- Pyramid electric kettle
- 2-slice toaster
- Vintage Worcester Ware food canisters
- Wire egg holder
We’ve chosen this lovely bright and airy space for this week’s Get their look post. It’s very clean and contemporary with touches of vintage industrial here and there. It’s predominantly decorated in brilliant white with lots of indoor plants and natural wood finishes. It looks like such a practical and relaxing place to live life. As this kitchen-diner belongs to a house located in Sweden, you won’t be surprised that many of the items featured can be bought from that Scandi stalwart, IKEA.
- Picture frame: £6, IKEA
- Pendant light: £27.50, The Conran Shop
- Coffee maker: from £1,440, John Lewis
- Olive tree: £24.99, WaitroseGarden
- Towel rail: £3.50, IKEA
- Dining table: £130, IKEA
- Chairs: £1,120, Voga
- Industrial stool: £154.99, Wayfair