ideally...

Saturday, 22 June 2013


one // two // three

when electrolux asked if i wanted to collaborate with them on a piece about my ideal kitchen, i thought about sending them the link to my current kitchen's before and afters. easy; job done. but then i thought... erica, too hasty? i mean, i adore my kitchen as it is, but it's certainly not my dream come true. i've made the best of what i have. but, when i think about the perfect kitchen, i think about a stainless steel built in oven, a white storage island, loads of cupboard space and every cooking appliance under the sun. it includes a lovely, useful cooker hoods that actually works. i imagine a country kitchen, with simple, wooden furniture and lots of light. a vintage feel, but with cooking hobs that don't take an age to heat up. white walls, floorboards, and bright accessories.

when i imagine perfection, i certainly don't imagine a narrow hallway of  too-high and not-deep-enough-for-my-plates cupboards, dirty, cracklng lino and electric hobbs that work every other time. nope. definitely not that. but, i live in hope. one day, this kitchen will be a reality... but, when?

what about you; what's your 'ideal kitchen'?
 
*written in collaboration with brand*
 

12 comments:

  1. Oooh I get what you mean about thinking you have the best when you haven't reflected. I instantly thought the kitchen we're about to move into was amazing but then when we went to measure there are so many problems! It's wierd how kitchen seem to disguise themselves against practicalities. (The windows are pretty though).

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    1. mine had heated floors? i so don't understand why. or why my fridge opens the wrong way. just, ridiculous.

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  2. When we move, I'm allowed full control over how the kitchen is going to look and I have always wanted to have a 1950s style kitchen with all the pastel colours everywhere x

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  3. Pretty!! I know what you mean tho- I do love (ish) my kitchen, but it's actually pretty awful for a few daft reasons. I can't reach up into the high cupboards... There's no window... It's electric hobs and I prefer gas... But those are daft wee things! My dream kitchen would look nothing like my current one- but would look very similar to your dream ones! Excellent taste as always, m'lady!xx

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    1. no window!? i thought i would prefer electric hobbs, but after using them for almost a month, there's just no way they're as practical as gas ones! i think my dream kitchens are just dreeeeamy! x

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  4. Those "ideal" kitchen examples are so gorgeous! I would love a bright and cheerful kitchen with plenty of room for a table to eat at and little pretty nicknacks to give it character :) x

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  5. Very pretty! I would love a (surprise surprise) yellow 1960s kitchen with crazy-ass wallpaper and black and white checkerboard floor. My new kitchen is pretty good, but the retro wonder would be my dream!

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  6. Erica when we move into our new home can you please come over and decorate! You have perfect taste! Beautiful kitchens, feeling inspired! :) x

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