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Wednesday, 31 October 2012

How To Add Character To A Kitchen

When decorating with colour it's important to consider texture and pattern alongside your choices of hue. Think about the elements of the space and what you wish to draw attention to (or try to disguise!) as the answers will help you formulate the vision for your space. In this kitchen we can see how a boldly patterned wallpaper has been used to visually 'open' the space by appearing to raise the height of the room. By papering the three adjacent walls to the galley-style kitchen, it effectively draws the rest of the space together, zoning it as the 'kitchen' and making it feel like a much larger space than it really is. The character and charm of the wooden floor boards are echoed in the rustic, weathered kitchen cabinets, which have been painted in a series of turquoise blue shades, then distressed. For me, this addition of colour and texture is what makes this kitchen is a real winner. What do you like about it, folks?
// Hus & Hem | Photography by Kent Bill Qvist

17 comments:

  1. I love it. It's not too pristine and perfect.

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  2. i'm totally drawn to using wallpaper, but anytime i've started to try to look at patterns i end up getting confused/overwhelmed by what will actually translate and look good on the grander scale of a wall. i love how the space comes together in the picture you've chosen--and those floors are awesome. recently discovered your blog and have loved following your posts!

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  3. What a gorgeous space. I love the cabinets and the golden touches look lovely with the turquoise.


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  4. Thanks, great advice on colour,texture and pattern .G.x

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  5. I love this space. I am seriously considering using wallpaper in my foyer and this post is inspiring me to go colourful.

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  6. Loving all the gorgeous blue accents Will :)

    Abbey x

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  7. I think all kitchens should be this charming and inviting!

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  8. Gorgeous space! We redid our kitchen a few years ago, and I totally love it, but I never ever get tired of looking at kitchens! On the other hand, we're in the middle of one bathroom reno and about to start another and couldn't care less about looking at those! Bring on more kitchens! ;)

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  9. beautiful and by the looks of the other room that you can just sneak in the background I think I NEED this house!!! thanks for sharing.

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  10. OK I am dying over those cabinets! SO good!
    I have never thought about using wallpaper to accentuate the height of a room.. I am loving that!!

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  11. you have got my favorite colors going in these photos! i love a bit of rustic charm. thanks for sharing, karen

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  12. Awesome ideas!! Loving those bold and bright colors! xoxo

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  13. I love the old cabinets. The table's fab too. hx

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  14. ohhh love those blue kettles!

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  15. i just love this kitchen-- the wallpaper is the sh*t!

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  16. Love that wallpaper, it's fabulous! Adore this charming kitchen!

    Enjoy the rest of your week, Will!

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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