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Wan-Ching's "Happy Morning" Kitchen

Happy Morning



Name:

Wan-Ching

Location:

London, UK

Division:

International

Colors Used


yellow, orange, red and brown

Color Inspiration


Kitchen is the start of the day so we decided to go bright, all our le creuset is red colorway so it's a bonus! We decided to go for the same colour range so it will look bright but also warm. So we painted the frame and steps orange, then painted four colour ways on the drawers.

Color Tips


Have a basic idea of what you want and just go for it. Nowadays there are so many colours on the market and some are just so very similar. We used to stand in B&Q for ages because we can't decide on two colours that's almost the same...... So just go with what your basic colour and trust me, even if it's not the one you have in mind. You'd still be surprised how well it presented. Adventure is out there!

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I've been there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted by Estin on October 11, 2010 at 9:30am
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I love the plants hanging in containers from the utensil rack! Such a happy, warm, creative space!

posted by Kelliente on October 20, 2010 at 4:28pm
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lovely kitchen~wanted!!

posted by Aulivia on October 11, 2010 at 9:16am
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我有來過這裡!!!

posted by Estin on October 11, 2010 at 9:18am
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It's lovely~

posted by bala on October 11, 2010 at 10:02am
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Lovely:3

posted by Birdy Yeh on October 11, 2010 at 10:44am
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This is the perfect kitchen, and the color I have always wanted to use!

posted by yellowgiantgiraffes on October 11, 2010 at 2:14pm
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I would love to see more yellow in the kitchen itself. Your table area makes me smile!

posted by pinkypurple on October 11, 2010 at 7:31pm
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Where did you get the clock from?? I love it.

posted by lollybox on October 11, 2010 at 9:39pm
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Bold and Wonderful!

posted by bejeweled on October 11, 2010 at 9:57pm
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happy colors.............happy couple

posted by btoo on October 12, 2010 at 4:40am
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Thx everyone!

To Pinkypurple:
That's definitely what we are going to do the next step! It's the tiles below the cabinet that I want to colour!

To lollybox:
We got it from Habitat, they are a UK based brand I think. I remember seeing a post in Apartment therapy discussing where you can get this type of clock in the US before! Good luck!

posted by dall on October 12, 2010 at 4:58am
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very nice!

posted by 365 degrees on October 12, 2010 at 11:52am
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Wow! This is so lovely! Totally digging the clock too!

posted by suzy8track on October 12, 2010 at 2:44pm
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Great job of using color to do most of the work in the kitchen. It really makes the other, more humble, elements in this kitchen shine.

posted by kushkush on October 12, 2010 at 4:45pm
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Great job! I love this kitchen, it does make me feel happy!

posted by grumpybanker on October 12, 2010 at 9:54pm
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Like sunshine in the home..... Love & Happiness. Well done.

posted by VTAM on October 12, 2010 at 11:28pm
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Love the colors! I want the wall clock - where can I get it???

posted by Michimama on October 13, 2010 at 11:57am
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Sorry, I didn't see the same question from someone else before re: clock.
Habitat won't send it overseas. can't get it in US. Didn't see any other merchant here who sells it here.

posted by Michimama on October 13, 2010 at 1:07pm
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This one's fun + cute and all...but I've tried that yellow and it's just too unflattering to spend too much time in.

Plus anyone else notice the awful kerning on the word 'EAT'? As a typographer I can't stand to look at that. Bummer they didn't get that correct. :)

posted by marymary27 on October 13, 2010 at 4:14pm
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@Michimama I'm pretty sure karlsson sales sth similar, but I do think heals is cuter... Too bad they don't ship to US!

@marymary27 I'm sorry you don't like it! But I am happy you noticed the kerning! We decided to use eat simply because it's in the kitchen and that wall can only fit in 3 words... But there's a sandwich chain shop in UK called EAT as well. So in order to be different! We decided to make the E bigger, and actually it represents my chubby husband (His name is Ed). It does look a bit weird if you stare at it. But it makes me smile sometimes when I think of my husband!

posted by dall on October 14, 2010 at 4:22am
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Great job, so sunny and happy kitchen - just wanna sit there and eat some delicious food.
But what's about the floor? It's sooo ugly!

posted by Judaii on October 14, 2010 at 4:35am
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i would love having this kitchen

posted by mariegaelgreen on October 15, 2010 at 12:52pm
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Do you truly think a dirty orange kitchen towel is a an element in color composition?

posted by Beautyeverywhere on October 17, 2010 at 1:17am
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Your title says it all. This is definitely the happiest kitchen ever. I may have to model one of my future kitchens after this one.

posted by savvy on October 18, 2010 at 1:35am
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This is so cute, cozy and full of character. love it!

posted by nomadchicky on October 24, 2010 at 2:57pm
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RE: Flip wall clock

Try here: http://www.homeloo.com/shop/index.php?cPath=42_24

posted by markadop on October 25, 2010 at 4:57pm
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