What is your favourite type of interior to check out? Living rooms, bedrooms, or even super organised pantries? I love being inspired by all types of spaces, but if I had to pick a favourite room, I would say kitchens (and super organised pantries), possibly because I’ve never had a spacious and well-functioning kitchen yet, but finally in my current home I’ll be able to renovate and design an open plan kitchen which has been on my wishlist for most of my adult life (sad but true).
Kitchens with unique design elements always grab my attention and whenever I’m looking for inspiration (i.e. when I fancy obsessing over gorgeous kitchens… What? Don’t you do that?), below are the companies that I first turn to. They are at the top of the game when it comes to beautiful kitchens that make you feel like you would magically turn into a domestic god/goddess if you had one of their kitchens in your home. I’m going to point out that these are very high-end kitchens, but the inspiration is amazing, with ideas that could possibly be translated to a budget kitchen to elevate it into a uniquely stunning space.
FIRST IMPRESSIONS KITCHENS: Beautiful mix of materials, colours and style ideas for contemporary and classic kitchens.
If a kitchen can be sexy, this is it. I’ll spare you the joke about a threesome and instead I’ll just say that oak, matt graphite and tarnished brass make a really striking trio of door materials. I also really love the way the wall cabinets have been combined with the tall units. Image: First Impressions Kitchens
A peg rail is a lovely idea if you like to have a few everyday things displayed close at hand. Image: First Impressions Kitchens
Follow First Impressions on Instagram: @fikitchens
PLAIN ENGLISH: Gorgeous colours and classic in a very fresh way.
It’s not everyday you see such bold use of colour in a kitchen! It may not be what you’d opt for but it’s undeniable that it looks incredible here and is a refreshingly fun approach to kitchen design. Image: Plain English
Can a tiled or slab splashback be replaced by hardwearing gloss paint or varnish over standard emulsion? Hmm, food for thought! Image: Plain English
Follow Plain English on Instagram: @plainenglishuk
ROUNDHOUSE: Contemporary and glamorous kitchens packed with clever ideas that are executed beautifully.
Slide and hide doors allow this breakfast station to be a part of the kitchen when needed, and can be closed away at other times for a cleaner aesthetic. This idea would also be great for an appliance station or pantry too. Image: Roundhouse
How special does the brass detailing look with the matt grey and marble?? Image: Roundhouse
Follow Roundhouse on Instagram: @roundhouse_design
DEVOL KITCHENS: Timeless kitchens that suit many styles and spaces from bright and airy to dark and moody, urban to country, rustic to industrial.
This is one of my all time favourite colour palettes for kitchens: pale grey, white, wood and brass – so pretty and totally timeless. The open shelf instead of wall cabinets gives this kitchen a beautifully casual and open feel. (I’d get a mixer tap though.) Image: deVOL Kitchens
A Shaker kitchen goes glam with black cabinetry, brass hardware and a mixed quartzite + copper worktop. Image: deVOL Kitchens
Follow deVOL Kitchens on Instagram: @devolkitchens
SUSTAINABLE KITCHENS: Industrial elements, interesting materials and fun colours.
Luxurious marble combines with industrial-feel steel and rustic reclaimed oak for a one-of-a-kind kitchen. Image: Sustainable Kitchens
Classic shaker marries industrial style. The blue cabinets work beautifully with the chunky concrete worktop on the island, copper pipe tap and factory lights. Image: Sustainable Kitchens
Follow Sustainable Kitchens on Instagram: @sustainablekitchens
Where do you turn to for inspiration? If you’re as kitchen obsessed as I am, you’ll love my Kitchens board on Pinterest. 🙂