Tagged: industrial chic

Handling it..


The designing of the kitchen actually started on Friday – Alleluia! Naturellement it’s not a new kitchen per se but a hotch potch of the old kitchen units (we like recycling) and new additions that somehow all need to be brought together, but this picture represents the inspiration (I only wish I could have that island unit…but sadly it’s the only space for the sink/dishwasher/bin/cutlery so the carcasses need to hit the floor..maybe in another life..) But we’ve been working on how to line up the sight lines, even up the variety of widths and unify the look.


Which is never easy..go for industrial raw edge?


Or embrace industrial engineering with these beauties from Buster & Punch?…


(There’s something very tactile about that surface..)


The potential fly in the soup is the mixing in of an old french glazed bookcase  (a bit like this one) I have to hold my crockery. The thinking goes that to pull them together by using that same handles on at least some of the other units.


It helps I like a variety of handles.


But it’s still a matter of balance..too many would just be wrong – so which ones to choose?….lovely brass handles?


Delicious little catches?..


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Or just subtle, understated cup handles and little brass knobs?

The thinking cap is on.

Laters, Kate x

Salvage Yard x


A few months ago Caitlyn Moran, writer for the Sunday Times, wrote an article on the deficits of money.  She decided that once she had money she always chose the easy option..got an Event, need a dress? Buy it.  But without it she was forced to be creative – rumble through wardrobe, find something, get sewing machine out.  Go to Event as the new Lady Godiva. Her conclusion was that her brain was far better and more inventive in her desperate youth than it is today…and that the ability to adapt and alter is something we need to treasure and nurture.


New bedside tables perhaps?


A rather dramatic floor lamp?


A unique piece of Art…

Just because..

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Fur coat, no knickers in the downstairs toilet?




A kitchen..or a new industrial office?


A new headboard?

Life is really what you want to see.

Laters, Kate x