In exactly one week I turn over the keys to my home to the new owner. I am moving to Copenhagen. It feels a bit stressful and hectic, but also very very exiting. We have talked a lot about decorating, who’s furniture goes where, colour schemes and functions in the new home. I’m lucky to have a man in my life who is interested in interior design too and passionate about creating the perfect family home for our new family. Talking about the way our new home will look is also a way to handle the anticipation before merging our two families into one.
Today I allowed myself some play time and tried to extract the essence of all the talking and turn it into a mood board, so we’re all on the same page when we are talking about the new kitchen.
The kitchen is great as it is, light with white floor boards, high ceiling and big windows. This is what it looks like with the current owners’ décor.
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Here’s how I imagine the space to feel when we have moved in.
The mood board is based on the feeling we want in the room. We want it to be warm and welcoming, a place to hang out, craft, do homework, play and eat. A functional space, or food laboratory, for cooking, nourishing the family, inventing, testing and dreaming up new dishes. And it serves as entry room too since the front door opens right into the kitchen/diner.
It evolved around stuff we have and want to bring with us; the white vintage lamps Hinken by Kosta (we have two) for work lamps, and the purple Verner Panton pendants, the vintage green kitchen cupboard, the kähler mugs, Mano, a teak dining room table (not shown), the dustbin and the fridge. Technically we didn’t have the fridge but we determined to get another smeg fridge. I have had it in my three previous homes and I love it!
See all the details, ressources and other ideas on the board ‘New Kitchen’ on pinterest.