365 Objects Of Design

Freestanding Kitchen Unit

15th June 2014
freestanding kitchen cupboard from westelm

freestanding kitchen cupboard from westelm

Now I’m not normally one for painted furniture and the retro look but I would totally make an exception for this. Along with wanting a black kitchen (something it turns out that many of you desire too) I would like to have only freestanding units.

It’s hideously impractical I know. I have enough trouble retrieving the bits of paper and carrot peelings that fall down between the side of the worktop and the fridge. Mind you, given that Enid Cat chased a frog under the fridge the other day and I have yet to see it emerge perhaps it’s living on the carrot shavings.

Anyway, I digress. When don’t I? There’s something very sunshine and holiday home about a freestanding kitchen. It’s all a bit more relaxed and bohemian than those serried ranks of units all clinging to each one another with a seamless worktop binding them together.

So in my fantasy kitchen, there will be black walls, freestanding units, a big built-in bench – made from concrete with cushions on and, naturally, brass pendant lights. Anyone coming for supper?

Cabin Kitchen Armoire from west elm £999.

By the way, this can never go in a dining room. No, it can’t. It’s for the kitchen only.


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  • Cliodhna 2nd August 2014 at 11:50 am

    This is my kitchen dream also ! I came across a three door armoire with beautiful leafy mouldings (some a little broken and aged). I picked it up in the second hand shop for €50 because of the damage. I think I’ll paint it a moody charcoal or maybe a scandi white. Sadly there isn’t room for it in our rented house but we are in the midst of planning our own home. I can’t wait to be reunited with it. Really love your blog.

  • Andrea Morgan 15th June 2014 at 7:06 pm

    I am in love with this Kate

  • Polly 15th June 2014 at 1:51 pm

    Gives me a warm feeling as it reminds me of my granny’s house, but not for me. Prefer integrated for easy cleaning. Polly

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