I look at this kitchen and my heart lights up. Then I think: Where’s the fridge?
Arrrr ok. Pure Love. But how big actually is it? Not that I’ve developed a thing about fridges, except I have. It’s one of the reasons we’re re-doing our kitchen..the fridge is too small. So now I’m obsessed by them…
And it really doesn’t help when I find Companies like this – The Vintage Fridge Company, dedicated to unearthing relics of the past and smoothly integrating them into a modern-day antique heirloom, proud to take their place in any room. I remember my Grandparent’s house in Greece having an ‘icebox’ at the back – and it worked, even in those high temperatures though milk was still a luxury and tinned carnation milk was always the order of the day – it gave the tea a unique, memorable flavour. But that old icebox would be the sort of thing these guys would take on, except after their magic, milk wouldn’t be a problem.
Spot the fridge..
Or this one..part of the perfect island unit..
If you have to have something functional, why not make it count for something?
The perfect trade-off between practicality and beauty..
They also offer the option of taking a modern fridge and cladding it in old..
Or if utterly modern is your thing check out he Formula one beauties that are the Meneghini beasts..
This is the version Nigella Lawson has. Sigh.
Sadly all these options – the reconditioned vintage and the new – cost from £7000 upwards to £16400 plus…So whilst it’s good to know the humble fridge can be more than defiantly average, I will just have to dream I have the budget to indulge..until then, I’l start doing the Lottery. Again. And put on my thinking cap…
Laters, Kate x
(Photos of top kitchen from remodilista.com)