Lisa and David are probably the coolest customers I have ever met, as soon as I saw Lisa strut into the showroom with a leopard print fur coat and gold trainers I knew we would get along perfectly.
The couple had recently relocated from outside London and purchased a beautiful rectory which had been spilt into two dwellings. Their new home needed a full renovation as the previous owner had not changed the property since the 60s.
Lisa was looking for a classic kitchen but nothing too fancy to suit her family lifestyle. We looked at In-frame but she felt this was too busy as her décor is simple but elegant. So we went for a Lay-on shaker in a pale grey to (hopefully) stand the test of time. Lisa loved the Silestone Calacatta Gold worktop so we added as much as we possibly could. We designed a cladded stone shelf for over the sink area for a statement, whilst complementing the cladded island. There is a built in breakfast pantry unit with the stone as the worktop too, but the pantry doors hide breakfast mess the children create. Out of sight of out of mind!. The shelf above the sink came with its challenges of fitting and was a hold your breath moment but the final reveal looks so impressive.
As per Lisa’s gold trainers she wanted to add brass fittings where possible so added knurled bar handles and accessories throughout in brushed brass such as the lighting. The main wow under the shelf if the Quooker patinated brass which complements the antique mirror to the left and once again gives a nod to the age of the property.
For the dining side of the room we added a bespoke wine rack with antique mirror back which complements the age of the property and adds a little bit of character.
Overall this is one of my favourite designs which is classy and so simple but such a statement. The large picture of David (same name as the owner) is a personal design highlight.
Cost of Project: £42,000.00View this retailer's profile