George Home recently asked me to take a look at their site and it will be no surprise to regular readers that I felt drawn to the kitchen section. As we are in the midst of redoing our kitchen at the moment, it’s very much an area where I am looking for design inspiration and some special touches, so I’ve been putting together my very own kitchen wish list.
For me a kitchen has to have a clock. From a practical perspective, it’s good to be able to time your cooking, for example if baking times are key. But a clock is also a stylish accessory and looks good hung up on the wall. This one from Jones Clocks has a 1950s feel and is based on school clocks from that era. Perfect if you are going for a 50s vibe or want to add a slightly masculine touch to an otherwise feminine kitchen say.
For me, kitchen storage should be pretty enough to be left out on display. Glass containers are top of my list because they look good and you can see what’s inside saving valuable cooking time. I also like these clip lid jars with their pastel coloured tops. Or this heart jar with a screw top lid is very cute and would be perfect for storing smaller quantities. It would be great if you wanted to make a feature of your storage too by putting it on display. Perhaps you could use it to store something pretty like sprinkles.
Being practical doesn’t have to mean that an item lacks in style. This multicoloured chopping board set looks great, but it really helps with food hygiene too because you use a different coloured board for a each food group. A lot of attention to detail has gone into the design of these with their coloured handles to make it easy to pick out the board you require and their sturdy stand to keep them in.