A Winter Kitchen

Preparations are underway in our house for Christmas, the fire is lit every night, every afternoon if possible!

Doug has had the pleasure of photographing a beautiful kitchen belonging to a Swedish family in Glasgow. Scandinavians are experts at bringing cheer to this potentially gloomy time of year of course – they have to be really!

Traditional baking includes iced biscuit houses, jam buns and cinnamon swirls, all easily achievable, fun, xmas treats.

Entertaining should be easy – don’t overdo it – I know I do. The Swedish ways is to keep it simple though. ‘Hygge’ and ‘Lagom’, meaning ‘just enough – not too little, not too much, are buzz words at the moment. Make the most of this trend: see your friends and family but make sure you have planned down time as well, when you just read a book and eat biscuits by yourself!

A seasonal update can easily be carried our in your kitchen with some pops of colour: punchy red cushions could not be easier, for a more permanent cheerful note a bright red retro fridge would be a gorgeous addition in many a kitchen.

Decorative finds can be popped in and out at all times of year, but at Christmas a quick, cheerful fix is so easy.

For a full kitchen update have a look at DM Design in Cumbernauld or Aberdeen. They have a great range of kitchen styles, including simple, urban, traditional and rustic with a budget conscious, efficient approach. Their work covers bedrooms and bathrooms as well. There really is no excuse!

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