Morning everyone! It's my day off so I had a very nice lie in with crumpets and a big cup of tea for breakfast, a lovely way to start my day. I have been given the opportunity to do some work experience with an interior design company in Lincoln, which is going really well. I am working on live projects including an eco housing development and an office conversion and I'm learning so much from the variety of projects and working on the job.
I've recently moved to Lincolnshire to pursue this work experience opportunity and I have been living with the Humble Tarts from Humble Tart Kitchen, which has been fab! There's always so much glorious food in the kitchen and I can't say no (probably explains my little weight gain since I've been here) Cakes and cookies, pie and tarts, hearty home cooked food and it's all so good. The Humble Tarts (Donna and Jane) have kindly invited me to write for them, so this blog is aptly dedicated to Kitchens!
White is always the go to colour in kitchens, however, I think it highlights mess and stains and it can look drab very quickly. Stick to classic shades such as taupe or dove grey, they won't date and they compliment almost any colour. Farrow & Ball is my go to paint with colours like 'Smoked Trout' or 'Pavilion Gray' that are prefect for kitchens.
Splash backs are a must have in any kitchen, they make cleaning a lot easier and prevent the greasy, sticky look that builds up on walls. A small rectangle tile with a slight bevel is a classic look for a splash back and one of my favourites. Use them to add colour to your kitchen or cover a wall in them to create a statement.
A little tip for those of you with small kitchens, attaching wheels to the bottom of a small island or butchers block allows you to move it out of the way if needs be. Adding shelves at the bottom of the island make good extra storage which is always helpful and giving the island a lick of paint can also make it more of a statement piece to help brighten the space.
Thank you to Donna and Jane at Humble Tart Kitchen for giving me this opportunity, hope you all like my post. Please feel free to follow, like, comment, have a look at my online portfolio at www.sophiehowarddesign.co.uk and follow me on twitter @SHowardsMusings