The heart of the home – A tour of my kitchen

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As you know we’ve been working really hard on our house recently. We’ve laid a new oak floor and all the rooms are getting an introduction of colour and a few new pieces of furniture. It feels wonderful to see it coming together and slowly turning into the family home we are dreaming of.

The kitchen truly is the heart of the family home in my world. It is where you will find us eating together, cooking together, drawing together and welcoming friends and family with a nice cup of tea. We are lucky to have quite a spacious kitchen in the new house but up until recently is was nothing but a big empty space and a very white wall. The room definitely needed a focal point and somewhere for us to sit!

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As part of our mission to make the house more of a family home we decided to move our dining room table into the kitchen. It was so important to Littlelish and I to have somewhere to sit together to do things like homework and for us all to have somewhere to eat informally as a family.

Once we had the table in place it was time to look for some suitable kitchen chairs. I knew what I had in mind, something contemporary, practical and fun, that wouldn’t break the bank. Eventually we found a gorgeous fresh, contemporary chair with a white plastic seat which works perfectly in a kitchen space frequented by little sticky hands. It has some great wooden legs which match with the table and at £49 from Tesco Direct they were a steal!

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We painted the wall Fossil grey by Dulux which we decided was a nice base shade that we could use as a backdrop for any accent colours we might want to introduce. I finished the wall off with a display of photographs, artwork and drawings from Littlelish. Just a little collection of things that make us smile every morning as we eat our breakfast :)

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Our kitchen has been transformed into a useable family room and we are making much better use of the space that we had available. The overall makeover may not be completely finished, I’m still thinking of adding some more colour into the room, perhaps some more blue to match with our dinner service and some shelves to house our cookery books which are currently piled up on the floor but we are very nearly there!

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8 Comments on The heart of the home – A tour of my kitchen

  1. shani
    27 March, 2014 at 11:58 am (3 years ago)

    Very lovely kitchen – I love the use of blue with the grey

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  2. Life at the Little Wood
    27 March, 2014 at 1:10 pm (3 years ago)

    Oh, I love it! Your photos are really fantastic, and I love the grey paint and the open shelves. Gorgeous! E x #loveyourhome

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  3. Jenny
    28 March, 2014 at 2:21 pm (3 years ago)

    Looks fantastic I have always wanted a table in my kitchen so we can all gather. It seems to be the one room growing up and now in my own house that everyone is always in, socializing and chatting while someone else cooks and runs about all joining in together. Love kitchen family time. This looks stunning. You have done a great job. #loveyourhome
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  4. Laura
    28 March, 2014 at 3:13 pm (3 years ago)

    Wow love your kitchen – our it’s not quite there yet but nearly – will be doing a tour on the blog soon as well. Love the cups above the sink (my steal that idea :) and the chairs are super chic #loveyourhome

    Laura x
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  5. HELEN
    29 March, 2014 at 10:26 pm (3 years ago)

    I love the grey wall & those chairs – and the pile of books on the floor look like they should be there – if I put a pile of books on my kitchen floor they would look like a pile of books on the kitchen floor, but yours definitely don’t look out of place!
    oh & I love the plate racks too!
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  6. 3yearsandhome
    30 March, 2014 at 7:31 pm (3 years ago)

    What an amazing space. I love the colour you’ve chosen for your walls. Grey is my go-to colour for pretty much everything. I could never have to much of it. And thanks for the tip about the chairs – ours will soon be on the way out and these would be practically perfect.
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  7. Jenni
    2 April, 2014 at 3:56 pm (3 years ago)

    Loving your kitchen, especially the dining table. We are working on a re design of ours at the moment, I cannot wait for it to be completed!
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