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Kitchen Envy: Taking the indoors out

Outdoor Shed Kitchen - Marie Claire Maison

We’ve all seen our fair share of outdoor kitchens, especially if you watch HGTV as much as I do..but how about a kitchen in a hut? Decorator Jean Oddes is responsible for this lovely idea found on Marie Claire Maison. The kitchen is constructed from two shelters, one housing the kitchen the a bedroom.

The hut is accented with salvaged wood and filled with an eclectic mix of old furniture and objets. I love it because:

– It’s rustic its rugged, and I am a hugely tactile person. The mix of textures like the wire cabinets, the wood siding, the concrete floors and the thick wood block countertop are both visually and texturally over stimulating. Such an interesting space to look at and no doubt touch.

– Granted you could have french doors on a kitchen, but to be actually IN the garden and yet in the kitchen is no mean feat. I imagine this space to be peaceful and invoke a sense of mischief…much like how having a tree house as a kid made you feel exciteable and adventurous.

-I like how a simple space can force you to curate your belongings more stringently. In a space this small, which might I add, is still BIGGER than my actual kitchen right now – sheesh, you have to be more selective in your decor. The enamel french jug is a nice rustic touch that could also double as a practical source for storing water.

I can imagine a lot of people not liking this kitchen space. Would it be practical as an actual day to day kitchen? It all depends on a persons point of view, I’m a rustic gal and would love it – others like the more shall we say home comforts of life. Fair enough, but for me, this kitchen is something envies are made of!

image via marie claire maison


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