• Posts Tagged ‘wallpaper’

    Kitchen of the week: a splash of pattern

    by  • June 8, 2015 • Kitchen Ideas


    Not convinced by wallpaper in the kitchen? Our kitchen of the week might just change your mind.

    This striking geometric wallpaper is a backdrop for what’s described as a ‘breakfast nook.’ It’s not an area that’s likely to get splashed or spattered – the cooking area and sink in this kitchen have walls tiled in elegant Mutina tiles in pale grey.

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    Create a unique feature wall

    by  • February 9, 2015 • Kitchen Ideas


    Wall murals, like this one from Photowall, are a quick and easy way to update your kitchen, create a feature wall, or help define the dining area in your open-plan kitchen scheme.

    There are over 4000, made to measure motifs, to choose from, including old brick walls (perfect for your industrial style kitchen scheme), beautiful beach scenes, London maps, old world maps, a parade of cherry blossom trees – even The Beatles Abbey Road album cover.

    Even better, if you can’t find anything you like, you can upload your own image and design your own custom-made wallpaper.

    However, we like this simple, subtle design, called Pattern Jay, which costs £37 per metre.


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    New: quirky wallpaper designs

    by  • October 25, 2013 • Kitchen Products • 0 Comments

    I’m rather taken with Linwood‘s quirky new wallpaper range, Ephemera. Two designs in particular would make great feature walls in an open-plan kitchen diner scheme.

    The simple, yet effective, ‘High Rise’ design would make an eye-catching feature wall in an eclectic kitchen scheme.

    High Rise, from Linwood

    The intricate, detailed drawings in ‘Roots & Fruits’ would fit perfectly into a country kitchen scheme.

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    Floral kitchen schemes

    by  • June 17, 2013 • Kitchen Products • 0 Comments

    Last week we were convinced summer had arrived, now it’s cold and gloomy again. So, we’re starting to think that the only way to bring some summer colour into your kitchen is with some cheerful floral fabrics, wallpapers and accessories.

    Garden Party is the latest wallpaper collection from Boråstapeter. The pretty designs combine delicate floral patterns with a slightly nostalgic touch.

    Garden Party 3463 wallpaper

    Nice yes? Here’s a close up.

    Want to see more summery, floral kitchens?

    The Japanese-style garden scene wallpaper makes this kitchen diner feel light, bright and full of personality. What a nice place to start the day.

    Simple units and wooden worktops provide the perfect backdrop for a pretty floral blind. The tea towel, oven gloves and floral mugs are nice finishing touches.

    A bespoke bench, built under the window, scattered with floral and checked cushions, creates a cosy seating area, in this country kitchen diner.

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    Realistic wallpapers for your kitchen

    by  • May 6, 2013 • Kitchen Products • 0 Comments

    Do you fancy something a bit different on your kitchen walls? How about a wall of natural bamboo, climbing plants, or glamorous black sequins? All are possible and much more, thanks to the Captured Reality Collection of digitally printed wallpaper murals, from Mr Perswall. The collection features 26 designs that create the illusion of architectural details, industrial finishes and textured surfaces. I particularly like this realistic Brick Wall.

    Mr Perswall – Captured Reality Old Brick Wall E020601-0

    but perhaps this industrial style Painted Concrete Wall is more your thing?

    Mr Perswall – Captured Reality Painted Concrete Wall E020801-6

    or you could add natural warmth with an Old Wooden Wall

    Mr Perswall – Captured Reality Old Wooden Wall E021001-4

    a splash of colour with bright Turquoise Mosaic walls

    Mr Perswall – Captured Reality Turquoise Mosaic E020501-8

    or add rustic charm to your kitchen diner with White Flake Off Paint walls.

    Mr Perswall – Captured Reality White Flake off Paint E021901-8

    Do you like the look? We’d love to know what you think.


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    Virtually paint your kitchen

    by  • March 3, 2013 • Kitchen Products • 0 Comments

    Have you ever started to decorate a room and halfway through started to question if you’ve picked the right colour?

    Tester pots are fab but not always the best guide. And if you’re redoing your kitchen, you’ve got quite enough to think about beyond the walls.

    My new favourite online tool is DecorateNow‘s Colour your Room.

    Bland galley kitchen? Let’s get colouring!

    Not sure what your kitchen would look like with some deep red walls?

    Add a splash of sleek scarlet

    Or maybe you’d prefer a hit of sunny yellow?

    Now here’s a bright idea…

    It’s a great way to experiment with colour without all heartache of suddenly realising electric blue isn’t for you…

    Find more interior inspiration on the Beautiful Kitchens homepage. You can also join in the fun on our Facebook page, or follow us on Twitter.


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    Maison & Objet – a quick preview

    by  • January 17, 2013 • Kitchen Ideas • 0 Comments

    If you’re lucky enough to be dashing off to Paris tomorrow, to spend the day at Maison & Objet, here’s a sneaky peak as to what you can expect to see.

    Little Greene‘s latest collection of historical wallpapers will be launched. There are seven designs, over 35 papers, inspired by the English Heritage’s archives, in the London Wallpapers III collection, including:

    High Street Wallpaper, in Eden & Lavender


    Crowe Hall Lane wallpaper, in Paradise

    Both would make a colourful and interesting feature wall in a kitchen diner.

    Famille Summerbelle Ltd will be there with there fun and quirky range of mugs, trays and tea towels.

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    New: Sophie Conran wallpaper collection

    by  • December 17, 2012 • Kitchen Products • 0 Comments

    If you want to create a vibrant, colourful feature wall in your kitchen-diner, look no further than Sophie Conran’s new collection of wallcoverings for Arthouse. There are nine beautiful designs in her new ‘Reflections’ range, all inspired by her travels across the globe and her childhood in the English countryside.

    This vibrant red design works well in this kitchen-diner, with the hi-gloss red and grey furniture and simple white shutters and floor. It would look equally striking with black furniture and accessories, too.

    Balustrade in Spice, £45 per roll

    And this pretty floral design would add a fresh twist to a country-style kitchen.

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