The older I get, the more excited I feel about interior design and trust me, you wouldn’t have got that answer out of me five years ago! Although I grew up helping my foster mum with chores around the house such as painting, interior map plans and storage removal, something I saw as a ‘chore’ was never something to be enthused about. But after moving 8 times in the last 5 years and counting, the variety of houses and flats that I have lived in have made me yearn for my own forever home. From mapping out my dream bedroom, right through to my outdoor wishlist, it is clear that Faded Spring has been infected with a touch of ‘the interior design crazy’ but whats not to love? After all it might be several years yet before I hoist myself onto the housing ladder but there is no harm in getting my planning in early is there? Especially since I know how disorganized I can be and trust me running round the house in a flap is not my idea of fun!
While we all know what my dream home/ bedroom will look like, what could Faded Spring do with a kitchen I hear you ask? Well ask no further because mama Jasmine is on her way. From roller blinds to modern glass stoves, it might surprise you to know that my kitchen tastes tend to run towards contemporary theming, despite telling you I prefer ‘rustic aesthetics’. Excuse the paradox, but while I like my overall home to be rustic, the kitchen should be modern and functional to ensure that meal times run as smoothly as that face mask you applied earlier!
- Roller/Wooden Blinds
Lets face it, we want to keep those nosy parkers from peering into our kitchen so what better way than through some good ol’ fashioned wooden or roller blinds. While my own personal taste is more aligned with wooden blinds, roller blinds do a great job of blocking out the fangirls in the back garden, to give you peace of mind. After all you might be Beyonce, but even you need some time away from the craziness of a celebrity lifestyle am I right? What I love about ‘wooden blinds’ is how they remind me of my countryside roots. I grew up in a house that was near a farm and woodland so having ‘rustic blinds’ would allow me to bring the natural beauty of the outdoors into my kitchen.
2. Marble Granite Kitchen Worktops
There is nothing classier than a marble worktop, especially when it is in your kitchen. While marble almost looks too pretty to use, imagine how Instagrammable your kitchen will look and how your worktops will make you the envy of all your friends! Naturally as someone who is working towards a more sustainable lifestyle, choosing products like ‘oak’ ( for the blinds) and marble granite for the worktops might not seem like the overtly conscientious choice, but is more eco-friendly than you may think. Choose kitchen worktop providers who state they create products with a minimal impact on the environment to ease your state of mind.
3. Contemporary Lighting Fixtures
To compliment the marble granite worktops and the white wooden blinds, a contemporary lighting fixture that blurs the boundaries between modern and traditional lighting would be ideal. For example a large overhead lamp to offer ‘dim lighting’ for social gatherings and a brighter light for cooking, would make it the perfect accompaniment to any kitchen.
4. Marble Clocks
While marble clocks might not be the most practical ‘neccessity’ everyone knows that the key to a well liked kitchen is presentation. From roman numeral versions to plain marble slate clocks like the one below, we all know how marble is the flavour of the month and one that is not set to go out of fashion any time soon.
5. Metallic Wine Racks
We all know that Faded Spring likes a glass of wine or two and while I might opt for cocktails when I am out, nothing beats a glass of wine at home after a hard day at work. My preference is Rose, but at the moment all my wine is stored in rather ugly cardboard boxes as we share a communal kitchen. When I have my own home though I would love a geometric metallic wine rack that is as stylish as it is practical!
What Would Be On Your Kitchen Wishlist?
Collaborative Post in conjunction with Direct Blinds