Wow. New York. What a trip! A mountain of design discoveries AND a really fun time with a lovely bunch of bloggers. There's so much to tell you... where do I start? With one of my favourite discoveries I think.
If you caught my last post about open plan bath/bedrooms, you'll know I'm a definite fan of open plan living. When I design a kitchen, I like to create a flow and feeling of oneness with the living and dining areas, an extension of the living space rather than a separate work space. I like a kitchen that is, well, as little like a kitchen as possible. For me, wall cabinets are off the menu, instead utilising open shelves, pictures on the walls, original lighting, even wallpaper. I find sleek white kitchen units are best teamed with this look. The problem with this for me has always been kitchen appliances. They are generally chrome or black in colour, and can be beautifully sleek, but they still say "kitchen". There is a limited number of white appliances available, but generally they are not high end or sexy.
So, when I saw the lastest Brilliant White Plus appliances range from Miele, I was extremely excited! (As the lovely Sherry Qualls from Miele will testify, having sat next to me at dinner on the first night of BlogtourNYC, she very politely listened to my jet lagged ranting and raving about how I'd been waiting for these all my life!) The sleek white glass coffee machines, plate warmers, convection and steam ovens, together with glossy white kitchen units, create the ultimate in sleek kitchen perfection. And luckily they are also available in the UK, known as Brilliant White. Its the ultimate backdrop to then add your own personal kooky.
Here's some lovely images of the Brilliant White Plus range in action:
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More blogtourNYC news to follow soon!
Images courtesy of Miele