A Budget Modern Country Makeover

Before I start on our gorgeous new building work reveal, I thought we’d step back in time and look at our last kitchen, where the basics where in place for a Modern Country Style shakeup…

I get endless questions about this, so why don’t you come on over, sit down and let me make you a drink of something delicious, whilst we have a recap…

 Modern Country Style is all about taking the very best of 
Traditional Country’s warmth and comfort, 
and combining with a muted, pared-back Modern look. 
Want to know what I mean?

Where better to demonstrate that than in the heart of the home: 

the kitchen?

Here’s the hideous before from when we looked round. 
It was like being in a giant egg yolk. 
Harsh but fair.

When we first viewed our house, the kitchen was one of the rooms that I knew would be high on our priority list to change. I thought I hated everything about it until I realised that underneath the lurid colours and dated decor was actually quite a nice kitchen, waiting to be unearthed.

We decided to keep the beech wood worktops and the cream Shaker units but everything else HAD TO GO.

I was astonished how lovely the worktops looked once we’d finished. They changed dramatically from reflecting the walls in a very orange way to having a lovely mellow golden warmth.

 I chose cherry red accents, to perk up the soft grays. 

I love simple blocks of muted colours, 
highlighted by the crisp, sharp contrast of white glossy woodwork. 

We had the boiler moved upstairs, which created a space that was just
perfect for a bit of open shelf action. 

The shelves let me display things that I love to have around me. 
{So I can do a spot of ogling any time I please.}

We don’t have a table and chairs in our kitchen, so, in the dining room next door, I’ve used a paler version of the Blue Gray to bring unity to the two spaces. 

I can never get enough of the Modern Country look 

and its delicious yet delicate use of winter seascape colours. 

If Modern Country is a look you love too, 

then stick around and have a good snoop at the tabs at the top….

Take care until next time,


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