When Sarah renovated her Dublin home, she knew "the most important room in the house was always going to be the kitchen." Despite the fact that the kitchen is a north facing room, by using lots of white it remains incredibly light and bright, even on dark winter days.
Sarah shares more about her kitchen in this Apartment Therapy House Tour:
I love cooking, and the kitchen really inspires creativity. I've definitely become a better cook since moving into the house. When friends call over, I love feeding them around the big kitchen table that can fit eight or squeeze ten.
The Italian limestone was specially cut in longer stripes and laid in a herringbone pattern to give a softer, more domestic feel to the stone. I used grey grout with the kitchen tiles instead of the usual white to emphasize the brick wall pattern. The kitchen unit doors are deliberately simple and handleless to blend in with the white walls. I love the industrial feel of the stainless steel worktop, which I had custom made. A shelf is created out of an architectural feature in the kitchen to hold my cookery books and a collection of tin boxes. One whole wall of the kitchen opens up into the courtyard, and it feels like an extra room in the summer. It's easy to pull the kitchen table outside and dine al fresco. The flower beds that form part of the decking double as bench seating. This summer, I had a full back wall of 9 ft high sunflowers. It was really beautiful and very private so I was always out there. I specified the cylindrical cooker hood as a statement piece. Most cooker hoods are quite ugly.
We can see all the thought that went into the space, and we'd love to dine al fresco on the patio, too!
→ See the full tour: Sarah's Sunny Dublin Delight at Apartment Therapy
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(Images: Joelle Alcaidinho)