Eco Friendly Holiday HomeRustic Kitchen
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Gather and displayThis cute kitchen demonstrates how you can be organised and chic at the same time. A characterful jar to prop wooden spoons in, a wall-mounted crate or two to provide a home for vintage-style scales and jugs, a small wall-mounted spice rack, all add a pretty touch as well as having a practical function. More ideas on how to style out your open kitchen shelves
Bring in some patternAn easy way to make your kitchen feel instantly cosy is to add some pattern. Just a little can make a difference. These homeowners have popped some pretty tiles at the back of the boxed shelving. You could create a similar effect by displaying patterned crockery, or even hanging an attractive tea towel over a handle.
Pimp your shelvesFound some tiles you really love, but can’t put them on the wall? Don’t let that stop you. These box shelves have been jazzed up with gorgeous ceramics. Adhere them to a wooden panel at the back of your shelving that you can easily detach and take with you when you move. This idea works well with wallpaper, too, or even just paint.
40 Go round the bendThe biggest investment in this titchy kitchen was almost certainly the bespoke curved worktop, but the space created by this one design decision was surely worth it.See the rest of this dinky octagonal home
Houzz at a GlanceWho lives here A young coupleLocation Near Aberaeron, Ceredigion, WalesProperty Detached octagonal eco homeSize 43 sq mDesigner Hannah Cockburn of Cream & Black Interior DesignThe views from the tiny house over the countryside are stunning, so Hannah Cockburn designed the interior to complement all the natural beauty. ‘We wanted to create a calm, relaxed space that doesn’t take anything away from the amazing landscape outside,’ she says. ‘The idea was to keep the look simple and not too contemporary, with lots of calm, warm colours.’Local craftsman Steve Gates used Scots pine trees to build the impressive timber structure that holds up the roof and walls of the house. These add definition to the interior. The kitchen cabinets were made to fit the space. ‘We then used oak floorboards that are maybe 400 years old to make the end panels,’ says Cockburn.