The secret to Lydia’s “paradise” kitchen is luxe country styling and bags of secret storage.
Lydia Bright reveals how her pristine country kitchen was specially designed with her baby Loretta in mind.
She’s lived at her characterful Essex pad for nine years, and she’s been renovating it ahead of giving birth. And now the TOWIE star, 29, showcases her all-white, grand kitchen in situ.
Designed and made by Wren Kitchens, Lydia glows about her kitchen renovation as she says how it’s been a “Godsend” since having her baby girl. Wren is also behind the recent kitchen transformation of fellow TOWIE star Megan McKenna, as well as Made in Chelsea celeb Lucy Watson and TV personality Rylan Neal-Clark. She says:
I finally feel like it’s my paradise and my palace, it’s perfect. It’s now the beautiful home I’m going to raise my daughter in.
It was really important to me to have more storage and with obviously having a baby they take up so much space – I don’t know how something so little can have so much!
Lydia chose the Infinity Plus Country range in super-white matt which looks stunning paired with Valenza Quartz worktops and rustic aged brass cup and knob handles. She’s continued the sophisticated country theme with a traditional Belfast sink and a swan neck brass tap.
This swanky farmhouse design creates a showstopping look, but it’s practical for the busy mum too. She explains:
I decided on the country style cabinets just because they look really traditional, but I’ve added a modern touch with the quartz worktops I used to have wood (worktops) before and it was so hard to clean – now it’s just a Godsend, it’s so easy I went into the store and sat with a designer to come up with this beautiful design.
They were really great at ensuring every part of the kitchen was utilised, so I’ve got really cool storage
Lydia has kept the design sleek with an integrated microwave and wine cooler as well as a cheeky magic corner unit for extra storage. She’s enjoying her time in the kitchen but she’s modest about her cooking skills. She laughs:
I’m not going to lie; my culinary skills aren’t Jamie Oliver or Gordon Ramsay yet! But I think I’m gradually getting better and I think I’ve got the kitchen to thank. The designer suggested an induction hob instead.
I’m so much happier that I’ve got that as it’s safer for the baby and apparently, they’re better for the environment… so winner, winner!
The creative brain behind Lydia’s chic, country design is Darren Watts, Wren Kitchens Showroom Development and Design Director. He explains:
It was great fun to work with Lydia, as together we created her dream kitchen that not only looks amazing, but it’s practical too as it’s packed full of secret storage solutions and safety features for her baby.
Keep an eye out on Lydia’s social media pages as she’ll be giving away some kitchen freebies with Wren.