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English Country Kitchen Inspiration (so pretty it hurts!)

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After 6 months of begging my boyfriend to join me in a kitchen makeover extravaganza, he has finally (and I still don’t know how it finally happened) agreed to come on board. With the excitement of creating a new space in our home totally overwhelming me (you know you’re an adult when), I’ve been scouring the interwebs for English Country Home Inspiration. Here are the ideas and inspiration I’m running with when going in to planning mode this week and having the plans drawn up!


English Country Home Inspiration

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Open Shelving

For our kitchen makeover we’re going for a simple design & neutral approach. As we live in the countryside we want to keep our makeover true to the location of our house and keep it simple. Floorboards will be replacing our ancient tiles that look as if they belong in an old Italian villa’s powder room, ha! We will also be ripping out the kitchen in its entirety, removing a wall and opening up our kitchen/dining space to be conjoined.

Open shelving has really caught my eye as being a great way to make a kitchen look more interesting beyond cupboards and provide some depth to the space.

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Gold Accents

If I can somehow swing my boyfriend to see the beauty in brassware, I would love to feature some gold accents in our new kitchen. This splash of gold provides a more vintage feel to a kitchen it gives it that added point of difference.

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Wooden floors

As our house is carpeted throughout (great in the winter time), I really wanted to take the opportunity of a rome renovation to add some floorboards to our house. Particularly in practical spaces like kitchen/dining where you spend so much time, I believe it is important to consider what will work best for you. Our current tiles are extremely cold in the winter time, so I’m hoping the switch to wooden floors will be a little more cozy for our house.

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English country kitchen

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Butler’s Pantry

Talk about the ultimate indulgence! Although I’m getting a little sidetracked here (our current budget and space does not allow for a walk-in pantry), I couldn’t resist sharing this photo with you! Organisation is on point.

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Neutral Tones

As our current kitchen is a dark and uninviting space, we’re really hoping to shift the gears by knocking out the wall that separates our kitchen and dining room, resulting in more light in the joint room and more space to enjoy hosted dinner parties. Another important thing for me is to keep a neutral colour palette, but not to get so carried away that you omit giving the space depth and character. I believe this is possible by sticking to a neutral palette, yet focusing on different tones and materials like these white wall tiles matched with the dark oak open shelving.

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Fresh Blooms

Another key focus of mine this year is to spend more time in our garden to create an oasis in the warmer months. Although this takes time, we’re lucky enough to live in a much older house that already had some pretty well established gardens before we arrived (though sadly after years of neglect, I’ve got my work cut out for me!)

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Glass Jars and Organisation Overload

Anyone who knows me or who has read my blog for a while now will know first hand that I am completely over organised (you name it, I’ve written a list for it!) I love the look of these glass jars filled with candy, granola or cooking ingredients to bring something new to the pantry.

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Topiary & Splashes of colour

Another obsession of mine is to include topiary in every room of my house – there’s just nothing more classically English! I had never thought of putting plants in my kitchen but I love the way this brings a burst of colour to an otherwise neutral room.

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Feature Lighting

Last but not least – feature lighting! I love the way two or three simple hanging lights provide such a feature in English country home kitchens. I’ve been using Australian interior design sites like Temple and Webster to search for hidden treasures, but I do so wish sites like Anthropologie had affordable shipping rates to Australia!

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  • janette@texturedglassdesign.co.uk'
    Textured Glass designs
    March 23, 2017 at 7:12 pm

    Wow what a stunning Kitchen. I love the oven.

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    Raven
    March 23, 2017 at 6:43 pm

    Beautiful kitchen!!!, I am gonna bookmark this page, thanks for the info. I actually appreciate your own position and I will be sure to come back here.

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    Greta
    March 19, 2017 at 3:20 am

    I was thinking the same thing! Dream kitchen much?

    – Greta

  • Lauren.alberghini@gmail.com'
    Lauren
    March 15, 2017 at 10:09 pm

    Such beautiful kitchens! Good luck with your renovations! So exciting! Would love to see how it all turns out! 🙂

    Lauren xx
    Laurenloveslaughter.blogspot.com.au

  • velyz_someone@yahoo.com'
    Velysia Zhang
    March 15, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    They all look so lovely. I love the idea of the gold accent which will make it look more luxurious even though in a simple kitchen.

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    Natasha - AGLOBALSTROLL.COM
    March 15, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    Man, talk about a dream kitchen! I wouldn’t know what to do with myself if I had a walk in pantry. And those glass jars?! – You could make your kitchen look like a candy store! xoxo

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    Happy room
    March 15, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    I love your kitchen!
    By the way, amazing photos. 🙂

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    Run 2
    March 15, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    I loved reading this, and thank you for sharing! Tasmania looks absolutely beautiful!

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    Courtney
    March 14, 2017 at 11:19 pm

    Ugh! All of these kitchens are so dreamy. I cannot wait until I can decorate (maybe build) my own!

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    Dhaval Parmar
    March 10, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    Hi,
    This is one of the awesome inspo! I love all the marble. I cannot wait to have my own home someday and have the design of my dreams!
    thanks

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    Harga Tiket Wisata
    March 10, 2017 at 9:52 pm

    great post, this picture is amazing … great kitchen for house

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    jasmy Fenze
    March 10, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    Thanks for sharing this blog. all pictures looking very nice. kitchen style was great.

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    Céline
    March 10, 2017 at 7:22 am

    Aw these are so gorgeous! Can´t wait to have a flat big enough to fulfill my kitchen dreams <3
    xoxo,
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    Chris Jericho
    March 9, 2017 at 10:14 pm

    Thanks for the post. this kitchen inspiration very wonderful and its very pretty also looking very nice kitchen

  • sebrin@theclumsytraveler.com'
    Sebrin
    March 9, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    I love English Country Style. Such great tips!!! When my husband and I get our first house together, this is exactly the direction I want to go.

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    Emily
    March 9, 2017 at 9:06 am

    Beautiful inspo! I love all the marble. I cannot wait to have my own home someday and have the design of my dreams!

    -Emily

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    Anderson James
    March 8, 2017 at 9:57 pm

    Thanks for sharing this post about the kitchen. This pictures are looking amazing to see in this article.

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    March 8, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    Great post! I really like your pictures of kitchen. I am also scrolling down your kitchen photos. Thanks for sharing it.

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    Alexandra
    March 8, 2017 at 9:16 am

    I may as well have had little love hearts in my eyes whilst scrolling down this post …

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    March 7, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    Amazing pictures of kitchen… Great detail you shared about this post. Thanks for sharing it.

  • harpreetswanderlust@gmail.com'
    Harpreet
    March 6, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    Hi Brooke! Have you had a look at the app Houzz? It also has some great ideas – I redesigned my kitchen using ideas from Houzz. Good luck and have fun, it is an exciting project!

  • ivana.kardua@gmail.com'
    ivana split
    March 6, 2017 at 4:59 am

    Don’t you just love white kitchens! I do. I must say I really like what I’m seeing here, this English country kitchen vibe works for me. I’m a big fan of wooden floors in kitchen too but I gave up on it because of the price. Anyway, this is such a lovely inspiration.

  • taste.france@yahoo.com'
    Taste of France
    March 6, 2017 at 4:41 am

    Good luck!
    Wood floors are indeed warmer underfoot than tile, but tile is more forgiving in a kitchen. Tile also is quieter (our wood parquet creaks!)
    Personally, I hate open shelving. You might want to consider cupboards that have doors and store the doors away until (1) you also get sick of open shelving or (2) it goes out of style. That way you won’t have to spend a fortune on closed cupboards. Whereas if you go for shelves on brackets, you will face a new huge outlay.
    Neutrals are good. So are styles that are very retro. The older it looks, even if it’s all new, the slower it will go off trend, perhaps never.
    Induction is even better than gas. Just sayin’.
    I suddenly regret not having made all my lower cupboards into drawers. I totally hate trying to get to the far corners. Drawers solve that.

  • laura.yackel@gmail.com'
    Laura Yackel
    March 6, 2017 at 2:57 am

    I don’t even have my own living space, but I’ve just planned my kitchen to every last detail. Perfect. XD

    I ADORE YOUR BLOG, by the way. It’s kind of the best.