Why This Room Caught My Eye

30 October 2012 0


Hello to my new Tuesday blog series ‘Why This Room Caught My Eye’. I started last week and hope you will enjoy my little observations on interior design every Tuesday. It so happens that my eye got caught once again by a remarkable example of kitchen design. Actually, it is a little corner of a kitchen. But this corner is so exquisitely styled, that I’ve picked this example to tell you what caught my eye.

Three factors got me hooked on this kitchen:

  • Green Colour Coding: The green colour code is a fabulous example how one statement colour can draw the eye’s attention to a certain room. A playful yet moderate use of decorative green decorative elements adds a great flavour to this kitchen.
  • Simple, white tiles: The simple, old white tiles make the perfect backdrop to make the colour coding and the vintage oven pop. Use white to add visual highlights that catch the beholder’s eye!
  • Vintage Oven: This tiled vintage oven with a weathered top and fronts – no words needed to say why it caught my eye!
  • I hope you liked this room as much as I did. Is there anything that you liked or disliked in particular here? Let me know!

    Photography via Scandinavian Deko

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  • Reply apetyczneW 30 October 2012 at 09:02

    Oh.. I remember when my grandmother had the same oven 🙂 for me it looks nice and stylish, but I am not sure, if vintage oven is functional? In my opinion it is hard to keep it clean. That space has its own charakter 🙂

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 30 October 2012 at 09:47

      I agree with you! I think the vintage oven is here merely for decorative purposes – I can spot a ‘normal’ stove/oven just on the right edge of the pic:-)

  • Reply tinajo 30 October 2012 at 09:43

    Looks just fab – love the fresh green!

  • Reply Jaime 30 October 2012 at 10:08

    I can see exactly what caught your eye as did mine when I saw the pictures. I loved it best for its simplicity and lack of fussiness. I think the one colour theme set against white tiles is great and could work well with any strong colour.
    You can’t beat white tiles in the kitchen, as I love a kitchen to look clean. Of course if it’s a dirty kitchen, it will show so I find white tiles in the kitchen very reassuring, I would like to think people that come to my home would have the same feeling.
    As for the oven, it’s wonderful; I can almost smell the bread. So it would appear that Tuesdays may well be a good day to tune in to your blog as if this is anything to go by, then we should be enjoying some neat features from you.
    Slightly off topic, I enjoyed your previous piece about Fuerteventura. It looks really beautiful. I have been nearby to Tenerife and loved it there. Sadly I never got to see as much as I would’ve liked as I was caring for my since departed mother at the time, but always vowed to go back.

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 30 October 2012 at 11:04

      Jaime, thank you so much for your detailed and great comment! I enjoyed it very much! And I do hope you will come back to Happy Interior Blog – I am loving every reader and happy guest! As for the Canaries, I think there is so much to discover there. It was my first time there but I might have to go back one day, too. There will be more posts on my trip over the coming weeks.

  • Reply Cuvinte si Culori 30 October 2012 at 19:57

    I love everything you pointed out in this kitchen (+ extra love for the oven which reminds me of my grandmother’s). In addition, I like how they used the half tiled wall as sort of a shelf.
    I also love the mortar and pestle, I’ve got one almost like that…:) http://www.cuvintesiculori.com/2012/03/vechiturile-mele.html

  • Reply Joey 31 October 2012 at 00:09

    The green print looks fantastic. I love the simple play on words. Nice find!

  • Reply Judith 31 October 2012 at 00:44

    Love those simple whites, but I’m not a big fan of these marble beige/pink tiles on the right. The detail of the vintage oven, even though it’s for styling purposes only, adds a lovely twist. I wouldn’t mind a few cucumbers in the styling of this picture (as a reference to the calendar). Happy wednesday!

  • Reply Susan 31 October 2012 at 12:19

    That vintage oven is incredible.

  • Reply Tim 1 November 2012 at 02:32

    great inspiration kitchen. Love the honest, authentic feel of the space … many lovely home cooked meals have been prepared from this kitchen. Well, at least that’s how it feels to me! Love the Green accent as well … perfect shade of green for me. Not too Kelly Green and not too minty!

  • Reply Hege Sletsjøe Morris 2 November 2012 at 10:39

    It’s beautiful! Love the green details!

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