Our clients wanted a layout, which was timeless. They really longed for the style of the room to be a real crossover between classic and contemporary.
The clients were having building work to remove a wall. The footprint can be seen with the down pole support at the island. The architect had drawn a large window facing onto their neighbours fence. I made the change to have a letterbox window, which still enhanced the light coming into the space, but allowed me to design units above the window.
I thought it essential to use an island in this design. It really worked with the ceiling support down support. It was important not to interrupt the ceiling and further complicate the look, so we looked at worktop ventilation.
I selected Miele cooking appliances without a handle. The clients loved the accent of brass in the space and I did not want a standard stainless steel appliance handle really compromising the overall look. We had the Quooker taps bespoke lacquered by Yardley to match the kitchen handles. The finish of the doors was a simple shaker with a square cubic panel surround. The doors enhanced the classical look we were trying to achieve, with the cubic element giving a solid modern twist.
Years of enhancements to their elegant home was set to culminate for our clients with a simple but spectacular kitchen. Callerton Furniture bespokely painted Farrow and Ball Hague Blue matched with Silestone Worktops in luxurious Calcatta Gold. The gold taps sit subtly in the design, complemented by gold furniture handles. The Obsidian Black handle-less cooking appliances from Miele avoid the intrusion of stainless steel handles into the design, while the crossed affect glass wall units add to the overall classic contemporary aesthetic.
The layout is deceptively simple from the outside but displays really lovely features which are real attention to detail. Flipping the layout of the room completely, means the clients get the wow factor as the kitchen faces them on entrance to the space.
Design features such as the ‘belfast style’ sink whereby we have used a mitred downturn on the worktop, is stunning. It give the clean look of quartz but with a more authentic timeless look. The attention to detail with the brass is picked up in the quooker tap, handles (and the choice to make the appliances completely black with no metal really finishes it off superbly).
Rather than working around the pillar support we chose to encase it in the island and almost make it like a side note of the design.
Cost of Project: £56,000.00View this retailer's profile