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    Home tour: Part One


    The long awaited home tour post is finally here. First up:

    The Kitchen Make-over.



    We hadn’t planned to do any major kitchen renovations for a while, but with a bit of paint and a few little changes we managed to pull something off fairly inexpensively. I think it turned out pretty great.

    We replaced the counter tops and got these wooden kitchen islands (or rather work benches) from builders warehouse which made a huge difference in terms of counter space and storage. We repainted pretty much every surface in the kitchen and if you love the colour as much as I do you can get it all from Plascon. Here is all the info you need to get the same look.

    The Minty-Green on the kitchen cupboards: “Cactus Pete”  G2-B2-2 

    The fresh grey walls: “Plaster” E162 (They were tiled so we used Plascon tile primer prior to painting)

    The dark grey tiled area by the stove: “Bauhaus” Y2-E2-1

    Sources of the other kitchen items:

    Vintage Pink Kitchen Scale: In Good Company

    Pink ceramic bowl & yellow ceramic egg box: Poetry

    Breville Coffee Machine: @home

    Blue toaster & Kettle: Delonghi (Stax, I think)

    Sky Planter (hanging plant): L’Emile et son

    Kitchen island/Work bench: Builders Warehouse

    (I’ll be posting about our living/dining room area later this week)

    Ps. Thanks to everyone who helped me choose the colour, your input was much appreciated!

  • Emile et son - Parkhurst
    House Joburg

    L’emile et son

    Parkhurst is a village, my village where I know the lady who makes the best cappuccino at Vovo telo and where one day i’m totally going to just ask for “my regular” and…

  • IMG_3023

    Getting there

    Things are finally starting to take shape at home. Here are some before and “in progress” pictures of our lounge. It’s been fun watching this old beauty get a new life.…

  • Red-Dot
    Food Joburg

    Sandwiches, sushi & sky planters

    1. Women’s day chocolates from work. 2. Signs of Topshop appearing. Toooo sweet. 3. A special delivery to my sister & brother in law – the brand new parents. 4. Vovo…