1. Copper Tumbler, Williams Sonoma $24 | 2. JPro Mill by William Bounds – pepper shaker, Table king $79.95 | 3. Chopping Board, Williams Sonoma $40 – $100 | 4. Hanging Planter, Insekdesign $211.63 | 5. Bisque Logo Mug, Country Road $12.95 | 6. NÖDVÄNDIG Bowl, white, Ikea $14.99 | 7. Jana Marble Mortar & Pestle, Country Road $79.95 | 8. Marble Rolling Pin, Williams Sonoma $26 | 9. Parsley In Burlap, Target $15 | 10. Copper Dipped Cement Pots, Etsy $20+ | 11. Bode Small Clock, Country Road $69.95 | 12. Gold Cutlery 5-Pc, West Elm $49 | 13. Webb Basket 38cm, Freedom $24.95 | 14. Mauviel Copper Sugar Pot, Williams Sonoma $200 | 15. Lisa T Ceramic Good Stuff Canister 17cm, Target $20
As a Graphic Designer, my love of interior design, home décor, and making things look visually appealing is equally juxtaposed with my borderline OCD obsession with matching stationary. My style and aesthetic eye leans toward a white, minimal, clean approach; monochromes mixed with timber elements, greenery and texture in the form of nature, a hint of lux, lavish marbles and of course mine and every girls new obsession of copper accents.
Today I want to share a post with you that’s a little out of the norm, however I feel it is very relevant when it comes to cooking and healthy eating. I want to talk about the importance of loving your kitchen, how to revamp it to be inspired to cooking more and creating that space in which you love to be present in – just as your would with your bedroom or lounge.
How many times have you walked in’to your kitchen, looked at your messy bench, searched high and low for ‘that’ pan; only to pull out every other cooking aid in the process, leaving you with a mess that you’re exhausted looking at even before you’ve began to cook? How many times have you opened your fridge; it’s been so cluttered you get frustrated with finding that ‘one’ ingredient and once you eventually find it you have such negative emotions toward the dish you are about to create?
Today’s tip is about loving your kitchen; creating a space that is organised, and loving the space you are in. After all a revamp of your kitchen may be what it takes to kick-start your zest for cooking, the same way a new outfit and a haircut make you feel a million bucks. You take Pride in carefully organising your bedroom to reflect your personal style, and how about your lounge? I’m pretty sure you spent hours searching for those exact cushions and matching throw. If we spend the same amount of effort in creating a kitchen that we love; a clean open space to allow creative flow, it’s only natural that you will want to spend time in there and be inspired to cook. As the busiest part of the home, poor design and organisation will make cooking seem a chore even for the most experienced Chefs. Jump into your kitchen, clean it out, revamp it if need be and get your cooking mojo back!
>My Top tips for a kitchen Revamp.
– Clear off your bench and store goods out of sight. Having more bench space will allow for more preparation space and won’t make you feel so cluttered and anxious.
– Pick a colour palate that you like, accessorising your kitchen with matching tones to reflect your personal taste.
– Fill your kitchen with flowers and greenery. Herbs are a great way to add some nature and are perfect for qucik access when cooking.
– Have recipe books nearby for instant inspiration.
– Match your favourite cooking aids such as blenders and mixers so you can store them on your bench whilst still keeping your chic style.
– Place your favourite spices and dry goods in jars and organise them in a way that’s easily accessible.
– If you have an island bench, place stools there to allow more family interaction so you are not so isolated in the kitchen. This brings people together.
I hope this helps and you feel a little more inspired to creating a space that I feel certainly gets left off the attention to detail list. Below is some kitchen inspiration that I’m loving and above; my personalized kitchen lust list.