As soon as I hear Mediterranean, I think warm colours… so what to do when you’re to “bring the colours of the Mediterranean into your home”, and you’re looking for cool and fresh colours? Well, then you pick the Azores! 😀
I’ve never been to the Azores, but I’ve heard so much about these magic little islands, as my other half has spent 9 years of his life living there. And as soon as I spotted the competition over at Cunard, I thought “Aaaaaaaargh – they’re not gonna have the Azores listed!” – but how wrong I was. Horta is indeed listed as one of the destinations! 😀
Aaaaaand, as I’m about to start redoing the kitchen (oh how I wish it was just decorating… but we’re gutting the whole thing, and starting afresh)… this was the perfect kick up the backside I needed to actually start planning how I want the kitchen to look.
Inspired by the gorgeous black vulcanic sand, the soothing grey and blues by the sea, the white of the waves, and the lush hydrangeas and greenery, and the style of Horta itself.
- Black vinyl flooring
White panelled walls
Simple rustic looking table, chairs and bench
A couple of striped cushions, picking up on both the blue, green and bold lines
Am so loving the pebble placemats! Nearly as fab as the footpaths in Horta
Fresh flowers for the table, in a simple light blue jar
A splash of colour with a hydrangea painting
New plates – love the bold black stripes
A simple shelf with a few ornaments: A wave sculpture, a whale sculpture and a really sweet oldfashioned kettle
Alright… you might think having a wave and whale sculpture a little odd for a kitchen. Clearly you should see my bathroom – where I got 4 crystal decanters and an icebucket that works as the pot for my aloe vera plant!!!
Posted for the superb competition hosted over at Cunard (ends 20th of June – so still plenty of time to enter!), who’s teamed up with Love Chic Living & The Swelle Life to bring us all a little bit of Mediterranean love. 😀