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Discoveries | 01

August 7, 2018

INSPIRE

Cocorrina & Co

Cocorrina & Co

These images to leave you awe-inspired…

I’m just so into these gorgeous creations by Corina Nika. I discovered her magical Instagram the same week as the lunar eclipse which seemed pretty perfect to me. I’ve got wonderfully lost delving into her feed and the design work on her site. It’s safe to say I’m obsessed.

These cards to send to a friend in need…

I love the ethos of The Paper Elephant Project “Whilst the sending of cards for a physical health problem is entirely commonplace in society, research has shown that those experiencing mental health problems very rarely receive a card at all.” Their cards include phrases like ‘I am so proud of your courage’ and ‘You’re not alone in this’. Such simple but powerful sentiments to send to someone going through a tough time.

This podcast which will make you long for a pen pal…

A new find for me last week and I’ve already binged my way through most of the back catalogue. ‘Dispatch to a Friend’ is a podcast sharing the correspondence between two friends. In their letters, they discuss recipes, gardening, books and share little everyday moments from their lives. It’s the most delightful listen.

These words to lift your spirits…

I came across the following passage a few weeks ago and it spoke deeply to my soul. I wasn’t aware of Morgan Harper Nichols previously but I’m so glad I have found her beautiful writing.

“Perhaps, even here, I am growing.
When the days are long and I do not feel as strong and when the hours go by slower than they ever have before,
and the sun is shining and I am lost indoors,
perhaps even here I am growing…”

Home Inspiration: Open Plan Kitchen-Diner

March 10, 2016

NEST

Open plan flat, north london

Open plan kitchen dinner, wooden farm house table

open plan kitchen diner, mousehole cornwall

If you’d have asked me a few months ago what things I’d be looking for when it came to buying a home I would have reeled off a standard response – two bedrooms, a house not a flat (we’re fed up of noisy neighbours), outside space, period features would be nice… basically the typical requests you get on every episode of Location, Location, Location.

It a funny thing house hunting. It’s only really since we’ve been actively looking and viewing house regularly that I’ve really gained a proper idea of what features matter to me when it comes to buying a space I could make a home. What I thought I would / wouldn’t care about has shifted and things I hadn’t even thought about suddenly matter… I’m not a fan of downstairs bathrooms!

Something that has emerged at the top of our wish list seems to be a kitchen-dinner. I always knew I’d want a good sized kitchen and a nice dinning room but the more we see the more we fall for gorgeous open-plan spaces and day dream of cooking brunch in a room that looks something like the ones I’ve been pinning recently…

Follow Charlie Swift’s board // Home | Kitchen on Pinterest.

Now, I’m not silly. I know Pinterest kitchens aren’t real kitchens, but they are great to look at for inspiration. That said some of the properties we’ve put bids on have had pretty Pin-worthy open-plan kitchen areas – ah the ones that got away!

Of course we’re still being open minded about the houses we view and after all this longing we may well end up with an entirely different setup, but open plan or separate kitchen and dinning room we’re certain that the space where we cook and eat is very important to us. Recently we were deliberating putting a bid on a house with a tiny kitchen and my step Dad said “You don’t live in the kitchen”… But the thing is we really do!

What would be your deal breaker when it comes to your dream home?

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