I’m always intrigued to see how the editors of interior design magazines decorate their homes, so I was so pleased when Ysanne Brooks, the editor of Beautiful Kitchens, agreed to chat to me about her dream kitchen … I knew it would be a glamorous one …
“Since I moved house last year I’ve been planning an overhaul of the kitchen… Sadly, it was all in my head as my husband had made me promise not to spend any more money! Then the great washing machine disaster of 2010 happened and I turned a negative into a positive.
Telling him sweetly not to blame himself, plumbing skills aren’t the be all and end all, I quietly remarked ‘well, now that the floor’s ruined we might as well rip it up and while we’re at it, the rest of the room looks a bit jaded…’ and I finally got to make my dreams for a new kitchen a reality.
I see lots of fabulous kitchens but the main inspiration for my new scheme was this painted design from Roundhouse. We’re featuring it in Beautiful Kitchens later this year and when I saw it I simply said ‘That’s my kitchen!’ I just love everything about it. The chic, dark and pale grey units in stunning Farrow & Ball shades, the stark white worktops and the cool mirrored splashbacks.
According to Ysanne, she’s now knee-deep in flooring choices, but I LOVE the way she turned a decorating mishap into a complete kitchen overhaul. Follow her journey at www.beautifulkitchens.wordpress.Read more →