Book Review : Kitchenalia by Vinny Lee

Kitchenalia by Vinny Lee review on the Moregeous BlogAny good illness needs a good page turner and for an interiors obsessive like me, this newly published guide to creating a wonderfully personal and unique look to your kitchen couldn’t have come at a better time. Jam packed full of images and useful tips for the amateur or the expert, it captures the essence of how to successfully blend the vibrant, the unusual, the vintage and the eclectic to get a look which works.

There are lots of beautiful images, both detailed close-ups and kitchen wide shots to inspire and don’t think this is just for vintage clutter lovers, it really isn’t. I’m planning my Moregeous Mansions kitchen at the moment, mulling ideas over in my head as I want it be a mix of contemporary and vintage styling, and there was a great deal of food for thought here.

Kitchenalia by Vinny Lee review on the Moregeous BlogI loved the metallics dotted here and there throughout the pages, copper pans and zinc tiles adding glamour, cast iron giving depth and warm silvers shining brightly.

Kitchenalia by Vinny Lee review on the Moregeous BlogCreative styling ideas are to be found throughout all the chapters and categories, whether you fit in the retro, reclaimed, white, painted, country, collectors or utilitarian category, or a mixture of all! How far you take the ideas is up to you, but the idea of blending history and memory, association and emotion into the hearts of our homes is a very tempting one once you’ve finished turning the pages. You might not be so keen on dashing out and simply buying new, new, new.

Hot trends are in there too, think brass and white….
Kitchenalia by Vinny Lee review on the Moregeous BlogDeep grey, the outside in and mixed materials….Kitchenalia by Vinny Lee review on the Moregeous BlogAnd this one, which I adored, oversized furniture, exposed brick and carefully curated storage….Kitchenalia by Vinny Lee review on the Moregeous BlogExcellently researched, engagingly written and fun to read, I also liked the way the book referenced specific companies from all over the world, small family enterprises who have been selling their artisan wares for generations.

If you don’t want your kitchen to look like it stepped straight out of the brochure pages – bland, samey, shop bought boxes – try this book out for size, think about what makes your kitchen heart sing and take your time in planning, buying and installing. Weave in some of the ideas in Kitchenalia and make your cooking space truly your own. It’s given me some fab ideas for mine 🙂

Thanks to Jacqui Small Publishing for sending me a copy and making my pre-Op Sunday a lovely, relaxing day!

If you want to order this book, readers of the Moregeous blog can get £5 off here: To order Kitchenalia at the discounted price of £25.00 including p&p* (RRP: £30.00), telephone 01903 828503 or email mailorders@lbsltd.co.uk and quote the offer code APG221. *UK ONLY – Please add £2.50 if ordering from overseas.

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