Taking on a renovation project is hardly for the faint-hearted, especially in the busy city of London! However, with a keen eye for design, a little patience and a lot of hard work, our clients turned their property into a forever family home with an HMK In-Frame Shaker kitchen at its heart.
When visiting the showroom the brief was a better kitchen layout to suit the couple and their family’s busy lifestyle. There was a wishlist too which included (in no particular order) a bold Lacanche Range Cooker, a central kitchen island, an instant hot water tap and a bespoke breakfast station.
The couple’s style is described as fresh and exciting which makes our In-Frame Shaker furniture a firm favourite. With the plain front framed cabinets hand-painted in the fresh and incredibly soft green known as Vert De Terre by Farrow & Ball, the stylish look is truly fitting for this room and our client’s desires.
To complete the look of the kitchen we added standard recessed plinths with traditional cornices.
The layout we designed is quite simple to emphasise the practicality the kitchen will bring as well as how the clean lines and the flow of the design creates a space that’s simply a joy to be in!
Each side is different as one part of the kitchen doesn’t include wall cabinets, but a beautiful bespoke solid mantle that houses the Westin Bloque 860 cooker hood and an open shelf that goes along the whole length of the back wall. Beneath this, this is where you find the focal point of the kitchen, the Lacanche Cluny, a metre in length and in the colour black.
The carefully proportioned kitchen island acts as the social hub in the space that divides the galley layout runs. Its rectangular shape is best to complement the kitchen layout where every inch is utilised with deep drawers, a great prep area and the home for the dishwasher.
On the opposite side is where we find the American fridge freeze, built-in surrounding cabinetry and next to the pantry and breakfast station. Breaking up the solid look of the cabinets, our clients opted for the breakfast station to be open where the oak-veneered detailing could be shown off. The breakfast station also incorporates open shelving and a cold shelf for that stunning state-of-the-art coffee machine.
Next to the cooking area is where the modern Quooker tap presents itself combined with a Villeroy and Boch under-mount sink. The sink area was designed here for many reasons, but one of the main ones was to complete the 3rd point of the ‘kitchen triangle’.
It’s all in the details where beautifully balanced proportions come together to fill this space. From the burnished brass Armac Martin knobs and handles to the Calacatta Gold quartz worktops.
There are a few Armac Martin collections you can see in this kitchen design, which include the Cotswolds Pulls, Gaumont Pulls and Carlton Knobs.
Further reflecting the natural light around the room comes from the Calacatta Gold quartz worktops. It features on the cooking wall as a full-height splashback, an off-cut for the cold shelf in the breakfast station and a waterfall design on the island.
We are loving the choice of flooring in this London property too where the traditional tiles complement the herringbone floor in such a beautiful way.
Although the kitchen is designed for modern living, we can’t help but see the wonderful sense of homeliness and warmth the natural wood brings from the cabinets, floor and solid dining table.
This is everything our client’s dreamed of, and what a wonderful space we created for the family to grow and spend time together.