Hands up who’s obsessed with Pinterest? Not just me, right?
I have to ration how long I allow myself to play around on there, but one use I find it justifiable to linger for is home décor planning.
I used it for choosing my wood burning stove (I went with the cream one) and my new hall paint colour (Farrow & Ball Pelt) and both projects turned out absolutely brilliantly.
Now I’m about to take on a mammoth renno – if everything goes according to plan I’ll be putting in a whole new kitchen, with an extension and everything.
So I’m very active with my Kitchen Thoughts board.
Of course, I also buy every interiors magazine on earth and go back looking through all my books (and may I strongly recommend the works of my very adored pal Hilary Robertson – she is la bomb), but I find Pinterest very useful for honing ideas down.
It’s great to be able to see lots of riffs on the same theme in one place and then you can work out exactly what works about one, but you don’t like so much in another.
So far my kitchen researches have turned up the following:
1. I am over patina.
2. I’m going to be putting my collection of blue and white jugs in the attic (can’t quite part with them yet).
3. It’s going to be all about mixing up textures.
I’m thinking shiny white cupboards, mixed with matt black cupboards, with one marble worktop and a warm wooden floor.
Things that will not be in my new kitchen:
1. Anything grey.
2. Anything copper.
3. Anything shabby chic.
Most of all I have understood that there is one thing I am even more obsessed with than Pinterest and that is Crittal windows.
These are the large-paned black steel industrial windows you see here. I heart them so very much. They’re furiously expensive, so I’ll have to find a cheaper alternative.
I wonder what I might find on Pinterest…