Armed with nothing but black sticker dots, a Bath-based interior expert created a country- inspired kitchen from her cream IKEA cupboard. The result is the answer to our modern-country home decor dreams.
Designer, Alice Grace (opens in new tab), shared the finished product on Instagram, revealing how she used ‘black stickers’ to create ‘pretty patterns’ that evoke a modern country style. She drew influence from other Instagram designers’ whom she later praised on her story while offering a step-by-step insight into her creative process.
Alice began by sharing how the cupboards looked before her instantaneous but nonetheless ingenious renovation. The wooden cabinets were both classic and minimal but lacked character.
Alice revealed she had created the simple diamond shape at the top of her cabinet which looks like it belongs in a high end farmhouse kitchen. Sharing this photo, the designer thanked the acclaimed kitchen manufacturers for their inspiration.
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Alice also recognized the Welsh-based designer Jane Griffiths for sharing a photo of her modern-country-style kitchen that exhibits a similar farmhouse-style design. The final story paid tribute to @natali_in_norfolk, who had previously showcased her country-style kitchen in her newly renovated Georgian home.
'I’ve seen people use stickers all over Instagram before,' she added.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Alice’s post has since attracted attention from across the world, as her followers praised her ‘simple’ yet ‘stunning' idea, while some people had initially concluded Alice had achieved this look from drilling, at first glance.
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The tip was also praised by esteemed interior designer, and author, Kate Watson-Smyth, who remarked: 'Ha! That’s very clever.'
Alice framed her renovated cupboards with a striking houseplant and some books, which only further contributed to the timeless charm of her room.
We can’t help but feel inspired by Alice’s effortless method that will elevate your home into a timeless English country paradise. Plus, if you decide the design isn’t for you, you can peel away the sticker and start again.
We'll be trying this clever tip this weekend.
Megan is a News Writer across Future Plc’s homes titles, including Livingetc and Homes & Gardens. As a News Writer, she often focuses on micro-trends, wellbeing, celebrity-focused pieces, and everything IKEA.
Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and expansive collection of houseplants.
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