When we picked our new house in North Wales, there was one room that really stood out for us. The combination of a kitchen, dining and family room. It’s the perfect space for a busy family – Paul or I can be cooking (mainly Paul; I’m rubbish), and the boys can be sat at the table, playing or watching TV. It runs the entire width of the house and also has the advantage of french doors that open up on to the garden. It really is wonderful.
The kitchen has already been installed – a combination of white and walnut units – and the most beautiful floor tiles have been laid. We picked walnut for the kitchen as before we had the boys and were a bit more (a LOT more) cash-rich, we splashed out on our dream furniture from Austrian designers, TEAM7. We loved their design and their ethos, only using hardwood from sustainably managed forests. Their pieces are amazing and despite CK’s best attempts to bang hell out of them with spoons, drum sticks and cars, they’ve aged fantastically well.
But now has come the time to choose a few accessories and a touch of colour. I toyed with pink but Paul quickly rejected it. And then we uhmed and ahed over green. It would go nicely with the walnut and also lead well in to the outdoor space. However, maybe I’ve been listening to Coldplay a bit too much recently, but it’s as if someone has been whispering ‘yellow, Yellow, YELLOW’ in to my ear as my eye keeps being drawn to the colour of sunflowers.
So here is my current mood board:
What do you think? Does yellow work? Or would you opt for green? Or maybe another colour entirely? Answers on a postcard, please (or in the comments box below).
I think I might be a bit yellow-obsessed at the moment as I’ve just asked for this saddle bag from Zatchels for my birthday in a few weeks. I’ve matched my bags to many things in the past but never a room. A few days of sunshine and it’s gone to my head!
P.S. If you want to see more details about any of them items on my mood board, you can find them here on Pinterest.