As is the case in lots of houses, the kitchen is the heart of our home. When we bought our Cottage almost three years ago, the kitchen contained nothing but a very old stainless steel sink which meant I was lucky enough to be able to design it from scratch and really put my mark on it!
I wanted it to be an old fashioned, working country kitchen - we do live in the country after all - but at the same time I wanted it to have flashes of the modern and a bit of a scandi feel too. I chose terracotta floor tiles for a rustic look (and the fact they are so easy to keep clean) and also tiled one of the walls, floor to ceiling, to match the splash back behind the sink and hob as a bit of a feature.
At the centre of our kitchen is our table. It's huge - bigger than we need - and one of my favourite pieces of furniture, as it is the same table that my siblings and I ate at, and drew our pictures on, when we were growing up! I love that my girls get to do the same now. Daisy is forever sat up at the table writing stories, Evie uses it to play with her play doh and I use it as my main work surface when I'm preparing meals.
I also have a large pine dresser and a plate rack. I've always loved freestanding furniture and open shelves as I like the idea of being able to move things around if I ever get bored! I also love colour and collect pots and plates so I wanted them, as well as all my other kitchen accessories, to be on display rather than hidden behind cupboard doors.
I do have a built in sink unit, but that's the only one that's fixed - and it's where I keep all my cleaning and washing products out of view. I have a range too, and all of my cooking utensils hanging above it. We keep all our food in the larder, which is the cupboard under the stairs. The door is always open and you can see the jars and packets on the shelves. I like to decant them into pretty storage tins whenever I can.
Despite the slightly chaotic look of our kitchen, I'm really rather fond of making sure it's organised, hence the multitude of storage tins. My latest purchase (from TK Maxx) is this spice rack which is going to go on the wall in my larder.
I'm also slightly obsessed with photographs and fridge magnets (most of these magnets are of my Instagram photos, made by Sticky9).
Our kitchen really is my most favourite room in our house. What's yours? xo
This is a collaborative post.