Acid yellow / concrete kitchen. Extreme LOVE. I pulled this shot originally from Real Living. (sorry I have no more info… it was many moons ago!)

Stunning green kitchen… love the big window and leafy view. Photograph by Mai-Linh/Marie Claire Maison/Picture Media.

Top – kitchen with blue painted detail – originally from *Wallpaper Magazine. Bottom – super-simple contemporary kitchen – I have no idea where I clipped this from. Hopeless, awfully sorry!

More Real Living Kitchen love. Simple. Gorgeous.

So, I don’t normally do this… but today I’m gonna get all Desire to Inspire on you and share a whole bunch of random home eye candy! I’ve been rifling through my many reference folders on the hunt for kitchen inspiration… as it is our mission to build ourselves a new kitchen this summer! Aggh!

Admittedly, we are working with about 2m x 1.5m of floorspace… so most of the ideas here are a tad ambitious! I also find myself falling for all the completely impractical ideas – like open shelves – which look so lovely, but I know are a bad idea (unless you want to rinse every glass before using it)… and why is it that the cutest kitchens always seem to have zero overhead cupboards??

The acid yellow / concrete kitchen above sings to me so sweetly… and yet I know somehow I’ll end up playing it safe with white cupboards and white walls and a dark timber floor. And maybe some chalkboard paint somewhere.

Sooo… which is your favourite?

More from Real Living… LOVE the industrial-style French doors opening out… swoon.


Very posh, very big kitchen! I think this was originally in Inside Out? Photograph – Bulthaup.