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REVEAL: New Build Home Kitchen/Diner Makeover

*This post contains PR products that I have been gifted by brands with no obligation to post. Read more about this here.

Late last year I shared the mood board for our kitchen/diner makeover. In case you missed it, you can take a look at it here!

Previously our kitchen was painted all green – it was a fairly impulsive decision that we painted in the first Summer of living here. However we soon found that in the Winter months it felt quite dark and enclosed, so I was keen to brighten the space back up.

Before painting we decided to update our floor, too. When we moved in, the house had a grey lino which was just not my vibe at all and made the space feel even darker. Opting for this light wood laminate in a herringbone pattern has helped to bounce light around the room and make it feel bigger and brighter before we even painted the walls!

It also lends itself well to a lot more colours than the grey did, making our job of choosing paint colours a heck of a lot easier.

We partnered with Lick paint to revamp our kitchen ready for the New Year, and it’s safe to say we are totally in love with the result…

green dining room new build home
pink tiled kitchen new build

The Dining Room Makeover

We opted for my favourite colour from Lick’s range – Green 02*. The Green 02 paint is a beautiful sage green shade, similar to the Insta-famous ‘Green Smoke’ by Farrow & Ball. (Except much more purse-friendly!)

Paired with this we wanted a nice bright white that had a bit of warmth to it – but without being too yellow. For this, we went for the shade White 06*, which is a lovely warm white with pink undertones. It reflects the light beautifully around the room and compliments the green perfectly!

The Kitchen Makeover

Since our kitchen and dining room are in the same space, we continued the colours through to the kitchen by adding pink tiles to the splashback, with a patterned one behind the hob for some extra interest.

It’s actually crazy how much adding some tiles can update your space. Even painting existing tiles can do the same trick if you’re looking for a short-term or budget-friendly solution to refreshing your space. There are even heatproof vinyl options you can use, which are great for rentals, too.

emma bridgewater russell hobbs hearts kettle and toaster

As I’m sure you can tell, I’m absolutely one for a bold colour combination. Pink and green is by far my fave, but I also absolutely adore red and pink. Controversial, I know, but there’s just something about it!

When I spotted this kettle* and toaster* set from the Russel Hobbs x Emma Bridgewater collaboration I just knew they would be right at home in our new space. I was kindly gifted these from AO.com and I think they are incredible! I’m sure any Emma Bridgewater fans out there (guilty!) will be just as obsessed with them as I am…

So, there we have it!

What do you think?


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As always, thanks so much for reading!

Tasmine x

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