Immediately, the green cabinetry catches one’s attention upon viewing decorator Sarah Vanrenen’s kitchen in her Victorian terraced house in North Kensington. Featured in House & Garden UK, the entire home was redecorated to include Vanrenen’s passion for color and varied fabrics.
What I love about this space:
- the cool green is softened by the natural hue of the walls and the linen curtains that lead out to the outdoor space.
- The open shelves welcome signature touches as well as function for glassware and cookbooks, and the shelves in the living room as well offer the opportunity for books to be displayed which is a decor detail that immediately creates warmth and the epitimization of coziness.
- Mais bien sûr the copper tea kettle caught my eye 😉
- The decor items welcomed into her home from her travels that heighten the signature style throughout the home (tour the entire home here). The rug in the kitchen was found on her travels while in Turkey.
- Speaking of the rug, I love a rug in the kitchen (I have a jute-blend in my own), as I am usually barefoot in the kitchen, but want my feet to be warm and comfortable.
- Mirrors for small spaces give the illusion of more square footage, which is why her mirror in her living room is ideal as to not feel claustrophobic.
- When and however possible, welcome as much natural light into a space – the skylight in the kitchen and the floor to ceiling glass doors – especially if you live where there is a lot of rain – i.e. England – the natural light will help to elevate the mood naturally.
Have a look at a few more images which inspired the above list, and be sure to tour the entire home and read the profile piece here in House & Garden UK.