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10 Beautiful Rooms

10th April 2017

Sometimes I start this weekly hunt for 10 Beautiful Rooms wondering how on earth I am going to find that many that fit with my mood, that hang loosely together and which I think you will like. Then, somehow, it comes together and I have to say I rather like this week’s collection and I hope you will too.

printers black kitchen by devol

printers black kitchen by devol

First up is this kitchen by Devol painted in their new black Printers Ink. You can also buy the chairs which were made by various members of staff after they sat in moulds to create the perfect bum shape. I have sat in one and I can tell you they are beyond comfortable. This people is the perfect kitchen stool you want.

green and brass kitchen by naked kitchens

green and brass kitchen by naked kitchens

But although my kitchen has black cupboards and it’s a colour that is increasing in popularity not everyone wants to be that dramatic. What, then about the green and brass option. You’ve probably seen this one before from another angle. I never get tired of looking at it. I particularly like the round finger holes instead of handles.

But before we leave kitchens here’s another green one by Neptune. Green painted bricks who’da thought it?

green kitchen by neptune

green kitchen by neptune

And because, why not it’s back to black for this open plan kitchen, dining, living space in Sweden. Look at that ceiling…

black kitchen for sale via innerstadsspecialisten.se

black kitchen for sale via innerstadsspecialisten.se

Leaving kitchens but returning to green is this restaurant Il Pampero in London. There is a lot of green around this year but, interestingly none of it is of the yellowy green shade declared by Pantone as the colour of the year. Instead it’s about dark emeralds and soft olives – as in the kitchen above. Basically any shade of green as long as it’s not greenery – to paraphrase Henry Ford.

il pampero restaurant in london

il pampero restaurant in london

And while we’re looking at emerald green what about Bronte, the new-ish restaurant designed by Tom Dixon. This is the pink and green combination which you all loved from Devol a few weeks ago.

bronte restaurant by tom dixon

bronte restaurant by tom dixon

Moving away from restaurants now but keeping the blush pink and adding in black, this is from the very beautiful account of Lily & Oscar, who runs an interior design platform which is currently down for a redesign but will be back next month. Might be one to bookmark if these pictures are anything to go by.

Sticking with pink and we come to this gorgeous velvet couch by Lene Bjerre. This room is so simple with its white walls and white light and then the pink sofa really stands out.

pink velvet couch by lene bjerre

pink velvet couch by lene bjerre

Or perhaps you prefer things little more moody. This is the home of the wonderful Jeska Herne whose shop The Future Kept has featured on these pages before. Her lifestyle photography for the store is stunning and here is a shot of her home.

image by jeska herne of the future kept

image by jeska herne of the future kept

Finally I’m showing you this wonderful Ikea wardrobe hack by ace blogger Fiona Cameron of Around The Houses who explains exactly how she did it on the blog. I can’t stop looking at it I think it’s so clever and so beautiful. I don’t have a wall of wardrobes but if I did I would be totally following her instructions to make them look like this.

ikea wardrobe hack by aroundthehouses.com

ikea wardrobe hack by aroundthehouses.com 

What do you think. I assume you’re all out lying in the spring sun and drinking ice coffees and chilled rosé (delete according to the time of day) but if you have dropped in for a look I hope you will like this week’s edition.

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6 Comments

  • Reply Melanie 10th April 2017 at 1:15 pm

    I want that pink sofa, trouble is I think the dog might like it too!
    I love the photo of the green kitchen but I think on a wet november day it might not look so good

  • Reply Susan 10th April 2017 at 11:53 am

    Hi Kate!
    That green kitchen is beyond gorgeous! How are those bricks painted?? Do you need special paint or do you need to treat the bricks first?

  • Reply Sue Luckin 10th April 2017 at 11:03 am

    Wonderful rooms this beautiful morning – my fave is the lily & oscar pic which just gives me goose bumps it’s so beautiful. I really love the arresting and soooo clever ikea wardrobe hack and I want to share a glass of wine with jeska herne in that husky corner. SueX

  • Reply Emily Mathieson 10th April 2017 at 7:55 am

    Gorgeous kitchens. Every time I see black cupboards I wish I hadn’t played it so safe (though I do still love pale grey).

  • Reply Fiona Cameron 10th April 2017 at 7:38 am

    Thanks so much for including my Ikea wardrobe hack. Delighted you think it qualifies as a beautiful room alongside all these other beauties. That was a bit exciting to wake up to this morong! xx

  • Reply Sandra 10th April 2017 at 7:21 am

    The bum stools are what we are looking for . I will check to see if the ship to Sweden. A lovely array of rooms this morning. Breakfast in bed and looking ok it at these pics – perfect. Thank you!

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