In this episode of The Do Up, Blair and Gretchen Houston tackle the busiest room of their home: the kitchen. Like most kitchens, it’s a social hub and there’s always a hum of activity around. But for this creative couple it’s a particularly important zone as it’s also Gretchen’s workspace – she’s a food and lifestyle blogger.
Blair and Gretchen are renovating their Kingsland bungalow, their biggest and most challenging project to date. As working professionals, the dynamic duo have been busy tackling their DIY in the evenings and weekends – all while juggling family life with two young daughters. As the couple love Italy, their overall theme is Mediterranean. They’re inspired by the architecture, the colours and the cosiness of the homes there.
The kitchen is one of the bungalow’s larger spaces, and Blair and Gretchen have laid some gorgeous paving-style stone tiles on the floor. “We want to draw inspiration from those colours to the back of the wall,” says Gretchen. But while living alongside their in-progress renovation work, the couple also slowly grew accustomed to the pink tone of the unpainted GIB® board and began thinking about how they could incorporate that colour into the space.