A Traditional Twist on a New home
Our furniture designers, Richard Mason and Emily Chew considered our client’s needs and embraced the large, open-plan areas that their architect had created and designed the kitchen, utility, cloakrooms, bootroom and ensuites.
With their love of cooking, we designed a well-proportioned, extensive large kitchen area in phase one with multiple cooking, snacking, and seating areas and even an office working area within the large kitchen island. We ensured the space made the most of the beautiful garden and panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. The L-shaped kitchen included plenty of seating at the kitchen island, a living/ dining area with a large 10-seater dining table and a sofa. To take the pressure off the main cooking area, the island included a wine store, cooler, and prep sink, making the kitchen a practical and sociable space as the clients often had guests staying at their home.
The large, open-plan kitchen was designed collaboratively by our furniture designers Richard Mason and Emily Chew, with interior design from our in-house interior designer, Sue Hirst. This impeccably crafted kitchen uses traditional techniques to ensure the very finest quality creating space for cooking, entertaining and plenty of intelligent storage solutions. The kitchen features a 1500 Everhot range cooker and a Miele induction hob and a Miele steam combination oven and prep sink in the island.
The warm tone of the kitchen makes for a harmonious and modern look by using bronze metallics and oak for the island. The chimney breast features antique bronze mirroring from Rough Old Glass as a splashback, with pendant lighting from Bocci. Tap & Rinse are Perrin and Rowe with a boiling tap by Quooker and satin nickel handles by Armac Martin, providing the perfect harmony between modern appliances and gadgets with traditional elegance.
The kitchen island has an L-shaped, solid oak breakfast bar with handmade oak barstools from our SD Collection (ref SD15 BB). The rest of the island worktop is in Silstone in a gorgeous shade called Daria. The island also has a built-in wine cooler by Subzero.
Our client wanted to use the island as an area to catch up on work. We added suspension files and shelving/ electrical hook-up for their printer built within the cupboards and included a bookshelf in the kneehole area under the bar stool space. The perfect space for a morning coffee and work catch-up.
Hand-painted kitchen cabinetry was finished in Oxford Stone by Farrow & Ball. We included a 4-door break-fronted house hideaway, flanked by two tall, integrated fridge freezers by Subzero Wolf. The work surface is made of African Black honed granite and the larder finished in Brassica by Farrow and Ball. The house hideaway was designed as a breakfast cupboard containing everything regular house guests needed to help themselves in the morning without having to use the main kitchen.
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