I have been craving a new kitchen for so long, it’s the room I spend the most time in and when I have friends over, the party always ends up hanging out around the island. Where there is currently no seating whatsoever! I have a very clear image in my head how I want it to look, with very minimalist styling, white cabinets along the walls and a beautiful walnut island framed in granite. Lovely natural materials, warm, welcoming, and with tonnes of storage space for all my stuff! I want a wall (or at least a part of one, from floor to ceiling) devoted to my vast collection of cookbooks, and the wall between the kitchen and the cupboard in the hall knocked through (yikes!) for a much-needed pantry. Industrial cooker hood, and of course the much talked-about ‘lighting porn’, some serious statement lighting in the form of a hanging cluster above my island! A girl can but dream!
Well, this summer I will be getting my dream kitchen! The lovely designer at Harvey Jones has come out to measure my exisiting kitchen, I’ve discussed (at length) my wish list, and she will be sending me the initial layout incorporating all my essentials…the American-style fridge, dishwasher, double oven, pimped up hob… Harvey Jones’s ‘Linear’ range is exactly the look I had envisaged, clean lines and none of the ubiquitous Shaker cabinetry! Then I will be sending the layout to the lovely Michaela at Michaela Noelle Designs, who will be working with me on the perfect kitchen design!