This seems a good place to start since it’s about the only room that’s complete in the house!
Never have I been so OCD in all my life.
Our kitchen has been designed and fitted by Incite Interiors – a company local to us who hand-make really good, quality, wooden, rustic furniture. To begin with we had a quote from Howdens for our kitchen, we liked what they did but felt as though we needed a comparison so we got in touch with Incite to see what they could do for us. We sat down with Mark, who immediately understood our vision, he came to measure up and came back to us with a design. We absolutely loved what they did and for me it was decision made there and then.
Our brief was plenty of cupboard space with rustic shelves, space for our beloved Smeg, grey and easy to clean. With a bespoke kitchen there were no limitations on what we could have, with Howdens we could only have certain worktops at certain lengths and certain widths of cupboards and certain size islands etc etc. For us the kitchen is definitely something we wanted to invest in, since that’s where I spend most of my time when I’m at home. It’ll last us years and years and years, and we could not be happier with the outcome.
The cupboards are classic and timeless shaker style doors with pewter knobs and cup handles, painted in Farrow & Ball – Pavillion Grey – obviously I was going to go with Grey. I didn’t have the balls to go for a dark dark grey, but if I ever decide to change the colour, painting a whole kitchen won’t be too much effort will it? Haha.
Incite also made the beautiful wooden shelves with black metal brackets. So many people have asked where they can get something similar so I’ve done my research and found these and these …
Or you could get in touch with Incite who would be happy to help.
The worktops we ordered separately from Impala Stone in Derby.
Having had wooden worktops in the past, I wasn’t keen on having the same again. Wooden worktops are so easily marked and stained. We’ve gone for a very white, clean looking composite stone.
Dining Room Table
This speaks for itself – chunky woody huge (love heart eyes). If you’ve never been to Barker and Stonehouse GO NOW!
The chairs are from George at Asda of all places and an absolute BARGAIN at £59 for a pair!! The chair cushions are from H&M home, flipping LOVE H&M for home wears. They always have such good on trend pieces.
We really struggled with the lighting above the dining table. We couldn’t find anything that dangled far enough down. So my sometimes Handy Andy husband made us this contraption. Using pipe and wire – painted black and using bargain shades from Home Bargains. It really suits the vibe of the room and I’m really chuffed with it.
We also went for some sort of matching but smaller, pendant shades above the island – these are from Tkmaxx (aka my second home).
Ovens are the NEFF hide and slide – yes the ones from the Great British Bake Off. They’re amazing.
I have the Kenwood Stand mixer – hopefully I’ll soon be upgrading the the Kitchenaid.
We have a SMEG fridge and coffee machine. The fridge we bought second hand and the coffee machine was a recent treat.
I’ll be here all day if I tell you where everything’s from – so just ask if you need to know about anything. I’m always picking up bits and bobs (or tat the husbands calls it). My favourite shops are Homesense, Ikea, Dunelm, The Range and you can also pick up some really nice bits from B&M and Home Bargains if you’re lucky.The dachshund wooden art was a wedding present by the artist Indriftic.
B&Q’s rustic oak effect. Fairly inexpensive at about £13 a square metre. Not too brown and not too grey, a good in between. I can’t find the link to our exact floor but this one is similar.
I’m trying to go for a rustic modern theme for the whole house. I’m obsessed with chunky, bare, reclaimed looking wood, black wrought iron fixings but matched with muted pinks, greys and blues to soften it up.
The Navy Wall – the love of my life. Hague Blue by F&B.
Matched with a slightly grey shade of white on the rest of the walls.
We’ve still got the tiling behind the hob to do and I need to make a decision about blinds for all the windows- so expensive ARGH. But for now I’ll sip my coffee and ignore that.
Hope you’ve enjoyed the tour! Next up will be the bathrooms I think!
Lots of Love Emma.hellocake xx