3 de­sign so­lu­tions to in­spire you

Country Homes & Interiors - - COUNTRY KITCHEN FOCUS -

1 COR­NER LARDER

Ni­cola’s favourite fea­ture, the cor­ner larder, is deep enough to step in­side – also mak­ing it a favourite hide and seek spot for her boys – and boasts floor-to-ceil­ing shelv­ing on two sides. A wooden spice rack on the door stops smaller herb pots get­ting lost – choos­ing wood racks rather than chrome adds an­other rus­tic touch.

2 SPLASH­BACK

A de­sign fea­ture in­spired by Pin­ter­est, the tiled splash­back brings a punch of vin­tage pat­tern to this so­phis­ti­cated scheme. Far­row & Ball’s Lime White paint – the same colour used on the walls – cre­ates a neat frame against the Graphite hue from Master­class. ‘The tiles are John’s favourite fea­ture in the kitchen – they’re just so cheer­ful and homely,’ says Ni­cola.

3 IS­LAND STOR­AGE

To pro­vide space to house her im­pres­sive recipe book li­brary, Ni­cola ded­i­cated the front of the is­land to open shelv­ing. ‘We had a wine cooler going in for white wine, but didn’t have any­where to store red, so added two sec­tions racked out for wine. They are in­stalled higher than the boys’ feet, so there’s no ac­ci­den­tal kick­ing when they’re sit­ting on the stools,’ she says.

Wicker pull-out bas­kets lend a natural coun­try feel to the lux­u­ri­ous cor­ner larder.

Tiles from the Eastern Patch­work range at Tons of Tiles cre­ate a colour­ful splash­back be­hind the range.

Mod­u­lar open shelv­ing pro­vides a mod­ern de­sign fea­ture in the is­land, while the recipe books add a splash of colour.

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