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Tuesday, 20 December 2011

A Pastel Coloured Kitchen

Photography by Yvonne Eijkenduijn from Yvestown
This is the kitchen of Yvonne Eijkenduijn. She lives in an old gentleman's house from 1896 in Lommel, Belgium which is very close to the Dutch border, writes a knockout blog and is one seriously talented lady who knows how to rock colour. I'm particularly smitten with her use of pastel hues in the kitchen space, which is flooded with natural light and filled with generously sized furniture. Here you can see how the room has developed over the past year: the wooden island has been swapped out for a zinc topped unit (which is actually an old door covered in the metal - clever) and the right hand alcove has been wallpapered in a floral pattern (which you might remember from this post). Perhaps the reason I feel so drawn to this space is because it reminds me of the kitchen in my childhood home? That kitchen served me many a happy memory over the years: baking with my mum, doing puzzles at the kitchen table and sat on the sofa talking to my gran on the landline before I even knew mobile phones existed. My favourite elements of Yvonne's kitchen are pendant duo, the Smeg fridge (one day...!) and whole fireplace area - exposed bricks, wallpaper, plate wall, the lot! What do you like about this colourful kitchen?

30 comments:

  1. LOVE how fresh and fun this kitchen is!!

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  2. How cheery and bright! I love the fridge and the pretty plates decorating the wall.

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  3. There is so much to love about this pretty kitchen! The wallpaper, the pendant lights and the fridge are among my favorites!

    Great find, adore this charming kitchen!

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  4. This is kinda stunning!! It def needs the wooden counters to add some balance. Awesome!

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  5. How divine, very Cath Kidston! I have a Smeg fridge on my wish list too. I like all the little touches - the little plastic dolls on the mantle piece, the enamel kettle, the garland strung between the lights, right down to the pink egg carton. xxx

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  6. What a lovely and fresh kitchen. I just love looking at it and discovering all of the fun touches. Thanks for sharing this one! Cheers,
    Traci

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  7. I love the blue refrigerator and the splashes of red...looks like a doll house. My stove area is similar to this, you've just inspired me on a few things. Gorgeous!

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  8. So lovely and welcoming! I love the soft colors paired with the hits of bright red! wow!
    xo Allison
    Spicer + Bank

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  9. this space is just dreamy, love the pendants as well, the zinc topped unit is great {gives it a bit of industrial feel} and of course the smeg fridge {especially it's colour and the matching door}... gorgeous, have a great day.

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  10. I love how bright this is! I would love to spend hours baking in there (and that is not something I would like to do normally ;) )

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  11. Smeg fridge - one day! Am sooo with you!! Love the turquoise pendants too - will be showing those to J tonight!! Roll on Christmas! xxx

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  12. I have read Yvonnes blog for a few years and really love her house. She has an uncanny knack of making shabby chic look fresh and modern, cath kidston the Dutch way, love it! I would cut off my right arm to have a kitchen like this!

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  13. I love Yvonne's kitchen and house! I saw it on Decorate book!
    Thanks Will for these pics!
    vale

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  14. Hi Will, have read both your and Yvonnes blog for quite a while now. Love thst kitchen style so much that while in Munich last week I was inspired to carry a pink Evian crate all the way back to Dublin. I got some funny looks but it was worth it :)
    Clare

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  15. Thanks, folks, I too can't get enough of Yvonne's fresh and colourful style.

    @Clare - Hahaha, I would so do something like that! I went to Munich for the first time a few weeks back and loved it! Did you have a good time? Aren't the Christmas markets just fab?!

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  16. Really lovely, so sweet this kitchen. I see a pink egg box with Dutch lettering :) Awesome!
    Love, Claire
    from 24Homes - the Netherlands

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  17. This is my kind of kitchen Will! Love the colours and all the cute accessories :)

    Abbey x

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  18. love that coulor of fridge, so vintage:) my is navy blue.

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  19. Quite cheery and so bright too! xx

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  20. I am obsessed with the color palette, gorgeous!

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  21. That is one of the cutest kitchens I've ever seen.
    I think it would make me happy just to walk into that place!

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  22. Now this is what I call a colourful home! I love Yvonne's approach to styling. It is really happy:-)

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  23. I love the kitchen... its so cute :) The mind Green lights are lovely... Me want! Her colour choices are so so fun. x

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  24. most perfect kitchen ever, I love her whole house but the kitchen has to be my favorite bit!

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  25. I'd love the middle kitchen island in my studio! It would be such an inspiring piece of furniture to work on!

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  26. Oh, it seems a doll´s kitchen. Cute.

    Itzi.decorition

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  27. I think she's done an amazing job pulling this whole scheme together, but for my tastes it's a touch too cutesy, perhaps? I would love to visit and spend time there, but I probably wouldn't recreate it at my house.

    That said there are lots of individual parts & ideas I'd like to steal - the plates on the wall, the pendants, the zinc pails and hanging rail behind the cooker... and more!

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