A Personal & Joyful German Kitchen

A Personal & Joyful German Kitchen

Cambria Bold
Aug 21, 2013

Mireille and Simon have only one rule when it comes to decorating their Berlin  everything in their home has to have personal meaning and/or bring them joy in some way. Their kitchen is one example: a DIY labor of love, it's filled with thrifted collectibles, IKEA pieces, and one special detail that showcases their love of entertaining...

Most of the pieces in the kitchen have a story behind them, including the blue buffet ("found abandoned in a basement in Erfurt"); all the artwork, which was picked up at thrift stores in Erfurt and not in Berlin "because it is too expensive and picked over"; the appliances ("a guy in the neighborhood gave us a deal — the dishwasher was quite ugly so we bought black sticky paper at Bauhaus and covered it"); and the refrigerator ("a friend was left with two after a break up and we lucked out").

And for that special, personal detail: the white column in their kitchen documents the visits (and heights) of their closest family and friends.

(Images: Lydia Brotherton)

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