While I have been obsessed with interior design,
timeless and tranquil decor, and beautiful kitchens
since FOREVER, about two years
ago, I began falling hard for what designers
and makers in the UK like Neptune were doing
These bespoke kitchens possess a purity and a
timelessness that soothe the soul in the gentlest manner.
And they aren’t just pretty.
They are crafted thoughtfully.
I learned Neptune:
1. Makes things to last a lifetime.
2. Uses the best timber from sustainable forests.
3. Says “no” to chipboard and MDF.
4. Says “yes” to traditional techniques for phenomenal strength.
Inspired by Neptune lovely, behold
two dozen ideas to make your own kitchen
feel more beautiful, timeless and tranquil.
Flank the kitchen sink symmetrically with windows,
and let all that luxurious light illumine the space.
Built-in cabinetry need not look like a boring run
of ho hum…just look at the tower left of the range.
Making just a little space for open shelving
can be a dramatic moment in the kitchen.
There is no law governing a backsplash (or splashback
or whatever they call it where you live) on every wall.
A little window with a deep sill!
Flanking the range with 8 drawers can be magic.
Hello, lovely lamps in the kitchen.
Low ceilings are not necessarily an unwelcome feature.
Mini can be mighty.
Casual and unfitted can still be elegant.
Think beyond the a tired corner Lazy Susan.
Framed prints look modern and crisp,
and who cares about a little grease…it’s just glass
and that wipes clean easily!
An island created from three coffee tables? Why, yes.
The purity of white shaker cabinetry is winning.
Reflective surfaces like the range bounce the light around.
If you have the space, a large work space
like this doesn’t hurt.
Inset drawers can be dreamy.
Deep rich colors with white lift the spirit.
If my calculations are correct…this is geometric lovely.
Seamless shutters keep the flow restful.
Modern and minimal can be cozy.
An island need not be a long bar.
The warmth of a wood worktop has an honesty about it.
Is it an artist’s studio or a kitchen…who cares!?!
Aren’t these beautiful English kitchens by Neptune
masterfully made and oozing with comfort?
Peace to you right where you are.