If you are anything like me, then you have piles of magazines you don’t want to throw away or loads of accessories that you could one day open your own accessory shop with. My things are too nice to be stored away, yet I find them overwhelming when they are scattered all around the house in different places. This is when the Ivy Shelf from Tylko fits perfectly in my home. I can house and showcase all my favourite pieces in the one unit. I used to have white open shelves in the living room (currently floating around rooms, waiting to be placed), but I would find after tidying them up they would become disarranged and I would tend to dump things on them. Not now! With the Ivy Shelf there are little nooks were you can separate your stuff, some for books/magazines and some space for smaller vases and candles. I think it’s everyones preference, but I do like my shelves to be full of stuff.
If you pop over to Tylko you can find a number of different configurations of the Ivy shelf and also different finishes. I would normally go for white, but after newly painting the walls in the living room I wanted to go with something darker, so I picked the black shelves and I really like how it sits against the wall. However, I can’t stop thinking how great it would look against a black wall or a darker shade of grey. I have four other rooms to paint, so for just now this can stay this colour.
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When we first moved into our new house, the kitchen had just been newly fitted. When I say newly, I mean rushed. There were so many things badly done and not to my taste, but at least I was thankful for the white units, even though the door handles had been put on squint… We have grand plans to knock down the kitchen wall and expand into the garden, we wouldn’t be at a loss because the garden is pretty big. Doing so, we could rip out the existing kitchen and start over again, realistically this will not be happening for another three years! So the question was could I live with the nasty cheap wooden work top, the answer was no. I really wanted to something that was inexpensive but was to my taste, so I opted for a white worktop, pretty safe for just now.
I’ve only just had the worktops replaced, while replacing them I decided to change the doors to something with no handles and also changed the sink and tap (still waiting for the tap to arrive, never have I been this excited about a tap, it’s a good one) these are things that I can add to the new kitchen. I was recently introduced to Clas Ohlson, a modern home and hardware store, originally from Sweden. Perfect for me! Having new worktops means new kitchen appliances, and I picked out the Coline toaster and kettle. They are both compact and stylish and work really well in my kitchen and I was really impressed with how quickly they got delivered. Which is a massive bonus for me! Clas Ohlson are relatively new in the UK, but you can find a wide range of affordable product, my favourite section, the garden/outdoors! I am pretty obsessed with the garden just now, as you might have read here.
Still so many things to improve, but when I have got the new lights up and fitted the tap, I can show the kitchen in a better way. Maybe I can show a before and after example, if I can dig the older pictures out. These are small changes but are slightly improving the kitchen, In the meantime I can keep pinning my dream kitchen of dark grey units, marble worktops, marble splash backs and a large dinning table in the kitchen.
This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Clas Ohlson. I only work with products I love and all opinions are my own.
In the morning the sun always starts at the front of the house and by the end of the day it has crept round to the back. We are fortunate that the back of the house is south facing, so plenty of light when the sun decides to shine!
Before we moved I picked up this Ivar unit from IKEA, and the plan is to mount it on the wall and paint the same colour, once I decide on the wall colour that is! Ive seen this done a few times and the final outcome is particularly nice. Just now I have a few nice things sitting on the unit and my fig tree, which is deciding to grow some new leaves after winter.