Everything we love about walk in pantries

Does pantry organisation make you weak at the knees? We love the thought of walking into a pantry and seeing all those matching containers on a shelf, all lined up in a row… (sigh) so pretty.

Perhaps they’re jars of beautiful home made goods, grandma’s recipes, using produce from the garden. Jars of jam, chutney, pickles, and olives from the local farmers market. The room always smells of cinnamon and cloves, mmm.

Here’s some dreamy pantry rooms that inspire me. I hope you enjoy them too.

6 storage solutions that every kitchen needs

There's always new gadgets coming onto the market for the kitchen.  I find it hard to keep up with it all, and I'm in the business dealing with it every day!  So, for someone who doesn't design kitchens for a living, it must be a challenge.  

You know what?  I've got your back.

I'm showing you the most vital cabinetry hardware accessories you should have in your kitchen.  These will be the solution to a majority of your pet peeves when it comes to storage.

Trend alert: Matt Black Kitchens

You probably noticed that matt black kitchens are trending right now.  I have to admit, they are very cool.  Now, just because everyone else is doing it, doesn’t mean you should do it too (do I sound like your mother?).  
Hey, I’m all for it but let’s take a minute to think about whether you would actually enjoy a black kitchen in your home.  I’ve got some fantastic pictures to show you too.

Epic guide to designing a spectacular Hamptons kitchen

We know it’s classy, it’s a bit coastal, it’s white and fresh and it’s a popular classic style that doesn’t seem to date.  

But that’s true of many styles.  

What is it that makes a Hamptons kitchen truly spectacular?   What is the Hamptons aesthetic?  What particular items should be used in an authentic Hamptons kitchen design?  

I’m going to give you my view, as an Australian.  Let’s dive into it.

How to select beautiful timber like an interior designer

"I want my timber cupboards to look woody…"  What does that mean, woody? It's something that comes from a tree, right?  You could be talking about thousands of different timber styles.  Describing the type of timber look you want for your furniture is quite difficult.  Without knowing the right lingo it's so hard to get your point across.  I’m going to tell you how to do it and you will impress people with your smarts.  Especially if you remember the trade names of some of the things I’m going to tell you about.

Your new kitchen: How to select colour and finishes

“I’m not sure where to start, can you help me?”  I get asked this all the time from people, with a frantic expression. 

It’s time to renovate the kitchen, only every time you start thinking about all the decisions you need to make, you start to panic.   There are so many things you want to incorporate into your design that it’s starting to get out of hand.   You keep changing your mind because you’re not sure how it’s going to turn out.  You’re feeling a bit muddled and you need to start making some firm decisions, for your own sanity and for everyone else’s!  You need a step by step plan.  So I’m going to outline a course of action that will get you well on your way to creating your dream kitchen.