Hi everyone, I am back! I have been trying to get this article out for 3-4 days by now and I apologise for the delay. I am trying to post two times a week, but sometimes it is not that easy since research can take a little longer than expected. Turns out, the deeper I started digging into the topic, the more complex my ideas have become. Also, my goal is to express ideas, which may help you these days. How are you doing? I hope someone has asked you recently. If not, please tell me in the comment section. Today, I would like to talk about my favourite morning ritual, which is drinking coffee. I will be approaching from a design point of view. Fashion and interior together. I have realised, every time I am trying to give you advice I imagine a different personality with the different selections. Probably because I am a fashion stylist, not just a ff&e designer, and the moment I think of a space, I imagine the type of person who may want to live there. That is why you will see every coffee station in this article, with its owner. Now let’s see how to set up different areas for different people. I had a lot of fun using fantasy names for my Easter article, which was a first. Today will be the second time and I hope you will enjoy a little playfulness.
- Single beige liner
I always try to show different styles translated into my language. The first one is a very minimal selection. It is a bright, spacious home with white tiles and light fishbone parquet. A solid line, beige artwork melts into the white tiles of the kitchen. The person, I imagined living here with this station is soft and elegant. I highly recommend rethinking your kitchen area with light vases (which I wrote an article about, you can find it here) and a soft artwork. But do it this way only, if you feel like, you are gravitating towards this colour palette. I have four more options coming along, where you may realise, you feel better with deeper colours and maybe some harsher elements in your home.
2. Flower Jumper:
Please excuse me for these names, I am in a very playful mood today. I hope I will stay this way. We all need a little fun, aren’t we? Now let’s talk about the image below. My goal was to make this colourful, but not the ordinary way. I wanted to show some playfulness and feminity surrounded by deeper finishes and masculine lines. You can see the soft, terrazzo tiles behind the dark chrome coffee machine. It is a beautiful blend and I wanted to add something extra, that is why the painting with the horseback rider. I am sure you thought the flowery wallpaper would be the punch, right? It is actually. But in a kitchen space, the wallpaper should not be used around parts, where we may experience food or drink splashes. When you look at a dining or kitchen space, you need to put functionality before beauty. Even if replacing the wallpapers twice a year is not a problem, it should not be the case. It is not cost-effective but nerve-wracking. I created this style to match a stronger and cheerful personality. If someone is not afraid of using colour as an accent and mixing them up with harsh lines, this one is a perfect choice.
3. City looking luxury
Modern city girl. I usually have a selection, which is inspired by New York City, even though I have never been there. I would love to live there someday, hopefully, lockdown will be over soon and I can start planning. A girl can dream and achieve those dreams. Anyway, this image shows a station with desaturated colours and masculine look. She enjoys the blend between luxurious and bistro-like furniture. The crystal chandelier is a beautiful statement, mixed with the dark wooden bench and white square tiles. The kitchen is opening into the living room, which allows you to see the carpet and some accessories. Not having much time to cook makes this kitchen little. If you use light colours mostly, this space can look bigger and brighter. City looking luxury is the selection and colour palette for a modern hard-working woman.
4. Caffeine me softly
I had a lot of fun creating this one, even though it is so far from my personality. Not the selection, but the person owning this place. It is the same look, but the opposite of what I have shown previously. I wanted to make sure, no one is left out, which means: introducing strong women with softer spaces. The flow of the place is the same. It is a bright kitchen with a statement chandelier but without the dark finishes. She enjoys reading a magazine while sipping her morning coffee. I recommend you to work around a scheme like this if you or your client wants some serenity amid her everyday rush.
5. Colours of a love letter
My favourite. Full of life and love with its brightness and funky details. It is a mix and match of all the things I love and probably do best. Which is mixing soft and hard finishes and colours to create a blend, that feels like a home. Most of the time, when we design, we tend to follow a direction. Ideas, which may not say cozy or welcoming to a home. This board is an example of happiness and kindness in my dictionary. I would highly recommend these ideas to a person, living life fully and welcoming people with an open door.
I hope these images and descriptions helped you, finding your way if you were planning on redesigning your coffee area. I always try to communicate the mood and the feelings, since you will not recreate the same look, but the same idea. Please let me know if you feel my interpretation can improve or change in some ways to make it more understandable.
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