Work on the demolition has stalled. We had one exciting day of activity, then nothing. They said they hope to finish by the end of next week. Meanwhile, I thought I’d post about the kitchen again.
As you may remember from this post, I’ve been quite overwhelmed by the kitchen design as it will essentially be the most important room in the house. Then, I talked to some interior designers, whom I thought had some great ideas. Out of this was born a new vision for the kitchen: a classic yet contemporary black and white colour palette. So I went and stalked Pinterest again, and came up with a new set of inspiration photos.
We still have the hero marble splashback idea:
However, we’re not particularly keen on an all-white kitchen. So, perhaps some black cabinetry:
The floors will be a dark tile, almost black. This next picture, even though it’s not the right colour scheme, shows how the island panel can reflect the floor and make the bench appear to float:
Failing a “floating” benchtop, I think a black backing panel works in a similar way to highlight the benchtop and splashback:
I think that no matter what stone we choose for the splashback, the black and white scheme provides a good way of highlighting the “artwork” in the room.
So without further ado, here’s my latest mood board:Kitchen colours mood board.
I’m still uncertain about the pendants, whether to stick with monochromatic chrome/nickel/stainless steel colours, or go for a highlight colour such as copper. The copper warms it up a little, I think, and marries well with a timber stool, which may help the transition to the living/dining area. But will it detract from the splashback?
Speaking of the living/dining area, I’ve got a mood board for that, too! As they are adjacent areas, I wanted to present them together.Living / Dining Mood Board
I used to be against white furniture from a practicality point of view, but I’ve caved in and decided leather is reasonably easy to keep clean anyway. I’m not sure whether to have two pendants or one. If we have two, I think they will need to be the same type. Otherwise we may be able to make do with a single one over the dining table. I think either of the ones shown here would work with the bell-shaped kitchen pendants assuming they are similar colours.