PEIGNOIR (No. 286) - Farrow & Ball
Given my obsession with paint I thought I'd start this new series sharing the shades I'm crushing on and longing to redecorate with!
At the moment dusty grey-pinks are everywhere and I think one of the reasons for this is Peignoir. Since its launch in 2016 this dusty hue has become one of the most popular pinks, probably because it's not that pink. Described by F&B's Joa Studholme as 'a masculine pink', Peignoir is romantic but also adds depth and works equally well in a vintage-inspired scheme or something more contemporary.
I was close to using Peignoir in my bedroom but in the end decided that I wanted a pure white scheme there. Now I'm thinking I should've used it in the studio to give it a bit more 'oomph'.
I'm still determined to add it somewhere, even if it's only in some artwork!
Do kitchens get any more perfect than this?
I was lucky enough to style this one recently for property management company, Lavanda and what an absolute beauty it is!
It's just a part of the stunning Creek House, a 5 bedroom double-fronted villa which sits in an enviable position opposite Hampton Court station.
I love everything about it from the colour of the units (I'm not sure what it is but Skimming Stone by Farrow & Ball is a similar shade) to the pendants above the island. What you can't see in this picture though is something that I thought was quite a clever design feature: as there are two built-in ovens to the side, the space underneath the hob has been used to house the microwave. Pretty neat use of space, huh?
This is a practical kitchen, one that has been designed to be used while whispering in your ear, "aren't I beautiful?".
It is the epitome of understated elegance and so classy in its simplicity. And it knows it.