I am so excited to share with you a beautiful Hamptons Style kitchen. This gorgeous kitchen belongs to Belinda from Gallerie B who shares her home with her husband and two daughters. Join us for a tour with some really helpful tips from Belinda for planning your own kitchen.
The moment you walk into this beautiful light filled space you will be in love with Belinda’s Hampton’s Style home that she has only recently moved into. Each room is beautifully decorated and elegantly styled.
The kitchen is full of natural light from the large timber windows. I loved everything about Belinda’s kitchen from the detail on the cabinetry to the beautiful kitchen stools and pendant lights.
What are your tips for designing your own kitchen?
- List all the kitchen items and appliances you have and make sure there is storage space for everything.
- Consider the size and shape of items e.g. a slim cupboard for chopping boards, pull out rack for spices/condiments next to the hotplate.
- Drawers are much easier to access items than cupboards.
- Don’t be afraid to add soft furnishings such as Roman blinds to soften the space and add personality.
- Large scale lighting can add a wow factor.
- Add colour through painted joinery such as the island bench.
The large white pendant lights are available through Belinda’s Interior Design Service at Gallerie B.
The Design Process – How did you choose your tiles, bench tops and appliances?
I always knew I wanted subway tiles as the splash back as I have always loved them. The bevelled edge adds a bit more interest as well as the light grey grout.
I chose white so that the colours and veining in the Carrara marble bench top would be more of a feature.
I have always wanted marble bench tops so this was an easy decision. To feature the island bench, the marble is 8cm thick but the perimeter benches are 4cm thick. I used Caesarstone in the Butler’s Pantry where the kids can cook and get their lunches ready and I don’t have to worry about staining or etching the marble.
The appliances are Miele which we have had before, although I must admit, I am still getting used to the induction cooktop.
The kitchen sink is framed by this large timber window. There is plenty of kitchen storage space, with a kitchen study nook at the end which opens up to the butler’s pantry. You can see Belinda’s pantry on her website at Gallerie B.
Is there anything you would change?
Seven weeks and a few dinner parties under our belt and I wouldn’t change anything. I love the open layout and people milling around the island bench.
The butler’s pantry has been perfect to ‘hide’ the mess when we are entertaining. I also enjoy the open plan space so I can watch TV while I am cooking or see the kids in the pool.
What lighting have you used in your kitchen?
The different layers of lighting in the kitchen are great at night. We have the flexibility of just the pendants, under cabinet lights or the recessed downlights for task lighting.
I was a bit worried about the size of the pendants which I had to choose and have customised before we even had the walls plastered. I was so relieved when they went in that the scale and proportion suited the space.
The pantry has another sink, appliances and plenty of bench and storage space.
The kitchen looks over the open plan living space, dining area and outdoor landscaped pool. I hope you have enjoyed a tour of Belinda’s Hampton’s Style kitchen as much as I did.
Thank you Belinda for sharing your kitchen and some really helpful tips with us on Beautiful House. You can visit Belinda’s website at Gallerie B.