Author(s): Vinny Lee
Kitchenalia is an inspiring guide to putting together a unique and creative kitchen using reclaimed and reinvented surfaces, furniture, objects and equipment. The pieces of furniture you choose, and the objects you love to collect and display are what elevate a kitchen beyond being a purely functional space in which to prepare and cook food. They imbue it with warmth and make it a place where family and friends want to spend time together. Period pieces, whether farmhouse furniture, salvaged surfaces, vintage textiles or retro cooking utensils and gadgets, are the antithesis of the mass-produced modern alternatives and have a timeless integrity. Sourcing such items from flea markets and antiques fairs is a unique and rewarding way to kit out a kitchen. This book presents all the elements you would want, and shows how to put them together in different interpretations of the look, from country to utilitarian, classic white to retro.
VINNY LEE is Interiors Editor of The Times Magazine in London, sourcing, styling and writing features about architecture, interior design and lifestyle. She studied at the University of Arts, London, and has travelled extensively for her work. She is the author of 25 books, including Cool Pools and Hot Tubs (Jacqui Small); Mood Indigo (Pavilion); The Essential Guide to Decorating (Murdoch); The Colourful Home (Jacqui Small) and Recycled Space (Ryland Peters and Small), as well as other books on kitchen and bathroom design. She writes regularly for The Times newspaper in London, was Interiors Editor of The Sunday Express Magazine and has written for The Independent, House & Garden and many international magazines. Her media role extends to television appearances and radio broadcasts.