Updating the Kitchen – Moodboard 4



We have been in our home for nearly seven years and the time has come to update our kitchen.  We decided to change the wall colour from green to white and I want to have pops of mid century modern and yellow.

The kitchen is one of the most used rooms in our house and in addition to being used for all the cooking we also use it to eat breakfast, craft and do homework too.  It is a happy room, but has it’s issues including the futility area!

Kitchen Update
Every kitchen needs music and I love this  John Lewis Apollo II DAB/FM iPod Dock. it is a wonderful piece of kit that I was sent to review and is perfect for the kitchen.  I can charge my iphone on it and listen to digital radio or listen to my playlist.  I love the fact that it is compact enough to fit on my shelf, but the sound is clear and good quality and even better it is a great price at 39.99.
As I have said I have a love of mid century and Orla Kiely has a great interpretation of it.  I love her tins and fell hard for her melamine range.  The tray is a great size and the handles makes it perfect for the boys to carry.  The containers are going to get a lot of use from storing baking to summer picnics.
I adore Camila Prada‘s designs, they are clearly the love children of Tove Jansson and Orla Kiely.  We use a Koko storage jar as a sugar dish and it makes me smile everytime I use it.  I love functional peices that look good and work for us and rather than having the same things as everyone else I am happy to save up for the item I want or ask for it for Christmas!
Most of you will know by know that I am a tea monster too and when Not on the High Street offered me a gift I decided to get a Linda Bloomfield tea pot.  I choose the handmade 2 cup size and it is reassuringly heavy and pours beautifully.  It is a delight to use and makes drinking tea even more enjoyable.  MadDad things is looks rather breast like and it is delightfully tactile
After losing yet another lamp shade and cup to a ball in the house, we decided we needed some family rules and Find me a gift were happy to help and sent me a personalised family rules print.  My rules are: no balls in the house, try new things, use kind words, mind your manners, do your best, laugh out loud, be happy, share, enjoy the little things and keep your promises. What would yours be?
I am planning a video of my updated kitchen as soon as a few last things are finished and in place.


4 thoughts on “Updating the Kitchen – Moodboard

  • Gillian

    What a lovely collection of thing’s you’ve chosen. It’s always so satisfying to refresh a room and give it a lick of paint. Love the Orla stuff, I want all of it, and that family rules print is such a good idea. x

  • Aron F. Schwartz

    love of all things Orla. In addition to the notebooks and pencils I’ve been using, she has come out with a very hefty hardback book about her approach to Patterns . I ordered it last week and I can’t stop looking at it.

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