Most modern homes are built with an open plan kitchen, living and dining area which can be tricky to create a cosy and relaxed feeling, but that’s exactly what Kirsten has done with her Brisbane bayside home. Let’s take a look.
The hub of any home is usually the kitchen and Kirsten’s kitchen is no exception. It also doubles as a set where Kirsten films her Cooking With Kirsten video series, sharing recipes such as chocolate pizza and nutella spread.
The kitchen is a simple galley style with a central island bench and bar stools. To the right side of the kitchen is a walk in butlers pantry that keeps all the mess hidden. Have you ever seen such a clean shiny kitchen?
The Lord Howe Island hand wash and cream were a purchase from Victor Scott in Hawthorn, and the little rattan basket is from Alfresco Emporium.
Next to the kitchen is the dining area with a gorgeous timber table and linen chairs from Early Settler. Being close to the water Kirsten decided to add a little coastal flavour to the home and purchased a beautiful painted timber oar from Hamptons Style.
On the wall of the butler’s pantry Kirsten has created a home bar cart. She picked up the vintage volley table from a local antique shop. The Kate Spade gold spot acrylic barware was purchased in her recent trip to Hawaii. The bright blue artwork was painted by one of her children and really adds a pop of colour to the bar area.
I love the Pop Fizz Clink print in the bottom of the bar. It’s just one of the prints that Kirsten sells in her online shop. The London, Paris and New York print is another. You can see the prints in the online shop.
How stunning are these orange tulips that Kirsten picked up from the local flower farm? The staircase is a real feature of the space with its timber treads, glass and stainless steel balustrade and stone feature walls.
The living space is directly next to the dining room and flows into the outdoor entertaining area. The large linen sofa which is now protected with stain guard after an incident with a chocolate Easter egg is from Early Settler. The combination of natural linen and pale blue produces a relaxed coastal feel in the room.
I hoped you’ve enjoyed our room tour of Kirsten’s classic modern open plan kitchen and living space. To see more of Kirsten’s kitchen, check out her Cooking with Kirsten videos, visit her blog Kirsten & Co or catch her on instagram @kirstenandco
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