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Behind the scenes with… @girlwithbellsandwhistles

Image of the kitchen of @girlwithbellsandwhistles

Behind the scenes with… @girlwithbellsandwhistles

Within a very short time of moving into their London terraced house, the Warris family began planning a kitchen extension. “It was a typical Victorian kitchen – a narrow room located at the back of the house that seriously lacked storage and prep space,” recalls fashion influencer Kirsty of @girlwithbellsandwhistles. “Plus it was very dark, which is a pet hate of mine. I love lots of natural light!”

To create a bigger kitchen without sacrificing too much of their garden, Kirsty and her husband extended out to the side of the house. The addition of patio doors allows the family to enjoy the outside all year round, while large roof lights boost natural light levels.

Head over to the Interiors InsideOut IGTV channel to see our exclusive chat with Kirsty, where she talks us through the story of this fabulous kitchen renovation. And carry on reading to see how you can steal @girlwithbellsandwhistles’s covetable style…

Kitchen furniture

Kitchen cabinets: Ashley Ann, from Küchen Kitchens, Dulwich. Painted in Inchyra Blue, Farrow & Ball.
Cabinet handles: Knurled handles in raw brass from Downsing & Reynolds.
Worktops: Quartz from Küchen Kitchens, Dulwich.
Belfast sink: Villeroy & Boch, from Küchen Kitchens, Dulwich.
Tap: Mixer tap in satin brass from Perrin & Rowe.

Image showing the kitchen of @girlwithbellsandwhistles

Fridge-freezer: Double-door in cream from Smeg.
Range cooker: Dual-fuel in black from Smeg.
Extractor: Wall-mounted cooker hood in black from Smeg.
Washing machine: Freestanding model from Bosch.
Wine storage: Integrated wine cooler from CDA.
Toaster: Four-slice toaster in cream from Dualit.
Kettle: Artisan variable temperature kettle in almond cream from KitchenAid.
Coffee machine: Nespresso by Krups.
Wireless speaker system: Naim Audio.


Splashback: Metro wall tiles in cream with smoke grey grout from Topps Tiles.
Edging: Brass edge profile by Schülter from Lilley Tile and Stone.
Floor tiles: Gambol Vintage Pattern ceramic tiles from Walls and Floors.

Image showing the kitchen island of @girlwithbellsandwhistles

Island pendants: Titan Size 1 pendant in black and bronze from Original BTC.
Wall lights: Oval Bulkhead in polished brass from Original BTC.

Furniture and accessories

Sofa: Green velvet two-seater from Wayfair.
Dining table: Oak table from
Chairs: Eames-inspired dining chairs from Cult Furniture.
Open shelving: Vintage luggage racks from Lassco.
Bar cart: Vintage drinks trolley, for similar try Etsy.
Map: Wall map from Ikea.

Image of the kitchen of @girlwithbellsandwhistles
Fixtures and fittings

Glazing: Aluminium-framed windows and doors from Duration Windows.
Sky lights: Roof windows from Velux.
Wall: Original brickwork painted white in Johnstone’s Paint.
Steel box beam: Painted in fire-resistant paint from Rawlins.

Featured image: This beautiful kitchen belongs to Kirsty of @girlwithbellsandwhistles. Find out more about how she created it by heading over to the Interiors InsideOut IGTV channel.

Want more? If you’ve been inspired by @girlwithbellsandwhistles to undertake your own project, check out our other blogs on the topic of renovation for even more insight.