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“Blink” Interiors: Inspiration from Columbia Road Flower Market

If you follow our instagram, you’ll know that I have been reworking a few things at Blink Towers. I have turned my design skills from fashion to interiors, starting off with a kitchen redesign and refit. I learnt so much during this process and I cannot wait to share the journey with you. Before we get into the cut and thrust, dust and very gritty nitty gritty, I have this rather more accessible and easily translatable post to share with you.

We live in a Victorian terrace house conversion, connecting to our neighbours on the right in an ‘L’ shaped layout. This means that our kitchen window looks out over the space created. This is lovely in that we have natural light etc, but the view ain’t much to write home about. Additionally, it means that we have our neighbour’s window pretty much looking at us too. When I get up in the morning and make my first coffee looking like some sort of walking dead, I don’t want to freak the neighbours out too much. Therefore I needed to come up with some sort of window covering.

My kitchen herbs and I love the light too much to choose a curtain or any frosted glass, so I decided to go for something far more partial, transparent and decorative. I collect Mid Century glass, and it always looks better with the light shining through it. I also love fresh flowers. Combine those elements and this is what you get. You get a trip to Columbia Road Flower Market followed by some artful arranging.

Flowers in my kitchen, creating a floral window screen, Columbia Road flower market, cut flowers, Mid Century glass, interior decor

Flowers in my kitchen, creating a floral window screen.

Flowers in my kitchen, creating a floral window screen, Columbia Road flower market, cut flowers, Mid Century glass, interior decor

Flowers in my kitchen

Now I do realise this isn’t quite enough cover to enable utterly privacy (i.e. some clothing is required…) but it does give some coverage, as well as enhancing my view as well as theirs no doubt. And this looks totally different throughout the day and evening which just adds even further to my delight.

Flowers in my kitchen, creating a floral window screen, Columbia Road flower market, cut flowers, Mid Century glass, interior decor

Flowers in my kitchen, creating a floral window screen

Flowers in my kitchen, creating a floral window screen, Columbia Road flower market, cut flowers, Mid Century glass, interior decor

Flowers in my kitchen

Flowers in my kitchen, creating a floral window screen, Columbia Road flower market, cut flowers, Mid Century glass, interior decor

Flowers in my kitchen, creating a floral window screen

Looking forward to sharing more from our kitchen adventure with you very soon. In the meantime, just look here for more lifestyle posts.

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