Have you ever bought a kitchen/bathroom design magazine in search of ideas or inspiration and after flicking through felt like you had wasted your money? I must confess to being a design magazine collector/hoarder but the few times I have bought a kitchen/bathroom design magazine I have had no problem in throwing it away. Uninspired by pages of boring kitchens and bathrooms, it is refreshing to find images of interesting kitchens and bathrooms.....like the kitchen above.
Among other things, budget constraints can limit choices of fittings and finishes for kitchens and bathrooms so it can be hard to get these stylish looks. One way to keep costs down but still acheive an interesting space is to choose one element as the feature, to inject some wow factor. It could be a light fitting, a bath, a state of the art oven, stunning tiles, an unusual vanity or benchtop and keep other fittings and fixtures low cost.
Consider alternatives to traditional joinery....furniture looks great and can give your kitchen or bathroom a unique look. Also consider using recycled materials and mixing old and new.
A bathroom in the Rough Luxe Hotel in London where the style concept is half rough, half luxury....luxurious fittings are combined with cheaper materials and existing distressed walls.
This bathroom belongs to London based designer and shop owner, Abigail Ahern who by the way is coming to Australia in July. Have booked my place at her seminar titled, Creating feeling and emotion in an interior.
"Celebrated for her trailblazing designs Abigail draws upon the senses to create constantly evolving emotive interiors. This stunning, visual seminar will be jam-packed with inspiring ideas from one of the world's most exciting decorators." Sounds interesting!!! Will keep you posted.