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            A Dusk Blue Kitchen Makeover With Mel

            Interior blogger and Instagrammer Mel Boyden lives in Shoreham-By-Sea with her family. Originally from Cornwall, she joined the RAF when she was 21, where she met her husband who was serving in the Army. When they both left the military, they decided to settle by the coast with their two small children, where they have been renovating their home to match their personal style. Writing weekly on her blog about interior design, trends, and DIY, Mel recently won the Amara Interior Blog Award for Best Home Styling. See how she created a colourful, classic-meets-contemporary space with shaker-style cupboards, a two-tone blue scheme, and everything the couple need for entertaining at home.

            Before and after

            • An unsociable setup

              Mel’s house on the coast was a doer-upper when her family moved in, with a cooking area that lacked personality and space for entertaining.
            • Vibrant shaker style

              A two-tone scheme was top of Mel’s list, so she used different hues for the wall units and island centrepiece to bring colour to her classic design. 
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            Get the look

            • True blue 

              Mel wanted a playful palette, so she paired dusk blue fronts with navy to craft a colourful and characterful space.
            • Marble marvel

              With her heart set on a white marble-effect quartz counter, Mel designed the space around this premium feature. 
            • Cook for a crowd

              A range was a must-have for Mel thanks to its heritage look and the added room that caters for a crowd with ease.
            • Bold as brass

              On-trend brass accessories add warmth to the blue design while introducing texture to the framed fronts. 
            • Antique accents

              Tying the metallic scheme together, Mel chose fixtures in a matching brass finish to enhance a vintage appeal. 
            • Retro revival

              Mel’s ceramic bowl has an iconic look that ties in with the classic style. The larger size is also handy in a busy space.

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