Kitchen Of The Month: Moody Hues
May 17, 2020

Spotted this romantic, quietly exotic kitchen on Pinterest and had to post about it on insta and here too. Just adore it’s slightly bohemian vibe and moody hues that are made for staying in, sampling recipes, on rainy days. I couldn’t find any design credit but it was originally seen on the Architectural Digest site.

Vintage terra cotta hex tiles, Etsy
Wrought Iron, Benjamin Moore

Get the Look:
The perfect shade of grey is key to recreating this global kitchen look. Benjamin Moore’s Wrought Iron is a pretty fantastic match. I have used this colour many times and it offers a great deal of depth and richness.
It’s also important that the terra cotta tiles are vintage or reclaimed. If they are too new looking, the effect just wouldn’t be the same. But it’s the contrast of the cool grey cabinetry with the warm terra cotta tiles that energizes this room.

Forze single bowl stainless steel black sink, House of Rohl
Perrin & Rowe, Holbornfaucet, House of Rohl

Get the Look:
While the drop front stone sink in the inspo. shot is beyond gorgeous, you could create an equally dramatic effect with this black stainless steel, under mount sink from House of Rohl. Paired with Perrin & Rowe’s Holborn faucet and side spray in a mat English gold finish, you’ve set up another layer of dynamic contrast.

Get the Look:
The La Corneau Cornufé 110 range cooker in black and gold completes the room. Of course, this is a serious investment oven for the true chef. The good news? With this bit of bling you really don’t need any dramatic light fixtures overhead.

Just one final thing to complete the key elements of this look: you need the V groove panelling. I used the same panelling in my own home (seen here). Mine is from Brenlo and it is a custom order in a 4 inch width. It’s important that you avoid any panelling that’s too skinny or things will end up looking a bit dated. The Wider width feels far more contemporary. You can buy it in pre-grooved sheets or in a click in place tongue and groove system. The sheets are a bit more affordable but the click in place system shows a slightly deeper groove. Either choice is super easy to install and so impactful.