Get their look: Perfectly practical kitchen

Perfectly practical kitchencredit

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.

  1. Bamboo hanging lamp
  2. Serge Mouille six-arm ceiling lamp replica
  3. Vladimir Tetchikoff ‘Chinese Girl’ print
  4. Gaggenau VG 491 111 F – SERIE 400 – stainless steel controls front
  5. Saarinen tulip oval table Arabescato coated marble by Knoll
  6. Gaggenau BMP 250 130 microwave cm. 60 200 dx series – silver combined microwave
  7. Polacco stool
  8. Tolix Inox outdoor chairs designed by Xavier Pauchard

Get their look: Perfectly practical kitchen | H is for Home

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Pair of original vintage Tretchicoff prints, "Zulu Girl" and "Zulu Maiden"

He’s gone and done it again!

Original vintage 1950s print of "Zulu Girl" by Vladimir Tretchikoff

Justin’s come home today with another couple of girls.

Original vintage "Zulu Girl" print by Vladimir Tretchikoff

This time it’s a pair of original 1950s framed prints – Zulu Girl and Zulu Maiden.

Original vintage "Zulu Maiden" print by Vladimir Tretchikoff

I’m not complaining…

Original vintage "Zulu Maiden" print by Vladimir Tretchikoff

…as they’re stunning and quite hard to find – especially in good condition.

Signature of Vladimir Tretchikoff

They’re by Vladimir Tretchikoff and are from a series he did of beautiful girls from around the world – the most famous probably being the iconic Chinese Girl (or Green Lady as she’s affectionately known).

We’ll be putting them up for sale soon!