sneak peek :: the kitchen

Monday, 10 June 2013

before, shudder
when i first saw the kitchen, i knew there was plenty i could work with. the flat is probably only about 15 or so years old, and so the features are all - mostly, pretty modern. the pine cupboards are nice and big and mean lots of storage, and the electric stove, microwave, fridge and 'built in' washing machine all came standard with the flat, so it was up to us to supply and decorate the rest. well, here it is...

mitt and towels :: assorted poundlands
pastel mugs :: matalan // kettle + toaster :: very.co.uk // tray :: poundland
coffee + coffee tins :: debenhams // biscuit tin :: ebay
white + red bowls :: matalan // melamine bowls + tea mugs (gifted!) :: cath kidston
floral cutlery c/o next // red cutlery :: poundland
apron :: h+m
tea cup + saucer (gifted!):: cath kidston // pastel tea cups :: vintage // cupcake :: brighton pier!
clock :: primark
we've been here almost two weeks now, and the kitchen is just about done now. all that i want to get in there now is a lace voile or half-curtain for the window as there's a lot of dead space above the window that could do with being hidden (purposefully cut out of the pic, cos... yuck). i also want to buy, oh i don't know, everything in this collection from next. i was lucky enough to have received a taste of it by way of that gorgeous cutlery set, and now i want more. nay, i want it all. it's perfection.

so, welcome to my kitch-en! do you approve?

15 comments:

  1. Love it! Those are great finds from pound land - very Cath Kidson-y! I haven't seen anything like that in my local pound land/world - boo! Xo

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    1. my old poundland was rubbish, but my new high street has 7 different ones! it's so sososososososo so good. i'm very happy!

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  2. It looks ultra cute, although I'm impressed that you found a man who can live with that much chintz! Looking around my kitchen now the only floral thing that I can spot is my apron :(

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    1. he's happy as long as i'm happy! x

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  3. Your kitchen is so adorable! I always struggle with trying to make spaces similar to your kitchen work. It looks lovely! We even have the same oven mitt :p

    Madison xxx

    http://vague-to-vogue.blogspot.com

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    1. plenty of room for me to work my magic, and for boyfriend to clean the dishes :) xx

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  4. You've done really well to decorate the kitchen and make everything match. Reminds me of Kath Kidson :)

    becominghugo.blogspot.com

    xx

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  5. OH, GORGEOUS!!! I love the tray above the stove, looking like a back splash. I love everything about your kitchen. I miss having our own so much, because kitchens and especially coffee/tea nooks are like my favorite little thing.

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    1. this is definitely my second-faev room (after my bedroom!) in my flat now :) it's pretty perfect x

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  6. Your kitchen looks beautiful - can't believe you managed to get so many Cath Kidston style things from Poundland!

    Love your giant cupcake as well! :-) x

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    1. thank you! boyfriend is quite proud that he won that for me x

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  7. Gorgeous kitchen accessories. I'm quite jealous of your Cath Kidston items! x

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    1. argh! i love them so much - i have some fabulous friends, that's for sure!

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  8. Pretttttty! Can't wait to see this kitchen in reality. Will you bake for us while we're there? Yes please xx

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