Long time readers will know I have a thing for English country kitchens or at the very least modern interpretations of them. Today I’m lusting after something different. Part Scandinavian, part retro, a little bit quirky with loads of personality and the warmth of wood and brass. On top of it all it’s beautifully handcrafted with attention to all the little details I never thought I’d care about. My new favourite kitchen is by Copenhagen-based KBH Københavns Møbelsnedkeri.
Polished concrete floors with exposed aggregate, rendered bathroom walls, raw brass, painted brick, breeze block, open plan living. These are a few of my favourite things. Oh I forgot to mention re-imagined retro houses, the swan-like transformation from tired blonde brick and boxy, dark rooms into stylish, light filled spaces perfect for beachside living. George Garrow House by Sydney-based Marika Järv Creative.
A 150 m2 home that was uninhabited for quite some time in Barcelona with no personality and lacking in light and flow was totally transformed by Bárbara Aurell, interior architect and designer of Espacio en blanco. I would guess Bárbara has a thing for white, and it seems so do these homeowners. This apartment was transformed with lots of white paint and furnishings and the result is charming and bright. And the bathroom is to die for! Via Nuevo Estilo.
The architects own house. Luxury of space and materials. The silky smoothness of stucco, the cool touch of stone and marble, the outrageous beauty of a brass kitchen. It could be a dream but instead it’s a dream house. Armadale Residence by Rob Mills Architecture & Interiors.