Traditional Shaker Kitchen 87 – Brunswick Quay, London

Working very closely with our clients in Brunswick Quay, London, our talented team have designed and executed beautifully a handmade kitchen that flows on two floors, in our Traditional shaker style. One part is the existing home and the other is a stunning extension that has been extended out into the garden. Our client still wanted an outside area but knew improving her home would be more beneficial to her busy family life, so decided to reduce the garden space. The family know they are in a great location with plenty of beautiful views, so this didn’t really affect the choice.

This picturesque location runs along the south end of the north quay of the Greenland Dock and is a pleasant dockside development built in the mid-1980s. We are delighted to add this location to our portfolio.

Due to the style of the property and the love for the raised centre mouldings found on the doors of the traditional style, it was an easy choice for our client to choose this in their renovated hub of the home.

The kitchen is focused at the back of the property where crittal doors divide the space with the outdoors. Our client wanted to create as much natural light as possible where cooking and entertaining could become a dream. Skylights are seen above too.

Let’s take our focus to the lower part of the kitchen first. Walking down traditional steps is where a single galley layout lies and a compact kitchen island, designed in an L-shape with an overhang for a cute little seating area. The island is fully completed with plenty of storage, the main sink area, a generous prep area and a divine towel rail in a matching finish to the rest of the fixtures and fittings.

This is where we see the “Lichen” mid-aged green colour by F&B in action. Our client did have a different choice of paint colours originally, however searching the colour chart again, this calm and muted green took her by surprise and knew instantly it was the perfect one.

The sink area is complete with a Shaws of Darwen Butler Ceramic 60 and Perrin & Rowe Parthian 3-in-1 Instant Hot Water Tap with Rinse in Aged Brass.

For our client who loves to cook, a serious cooker was needed, so the Lacanche Macon Range Cooker was chosen in ivory with brass trim.

At the beginning of the design process, our client also expressed that she would like a pot filler to give a helping hand in her brand new kitchen, so a Perrin and Rowe Artiq Pot Filler with Crosstop Handles in Aged Brass was added to the mix. This sits beautifully behind the Lacanche where the Quartzite Antolini Clelo shines through.

Our client also has a love for symmetry and wanted this to be portrayed through the design. Taking time with the client on exactly what was required, the cabinetry on either side of the range cooker is exactly the same where you can see the same amount of drawers, open shelving above, bi-fold pantry cupboards and internal cupboards built within the bespoke mantle. We continued the furniture right up to the ledge of where the extension starts so it seamlessly fits.

To complete the calm and muted green and delightful neutral of the soft creamy white, Armac Martin knobs and handles were handpicked. They include knobs and pulls from the Queslett range and Cotswold Cupboard Latches – all in satin brass finish.

Keeping the 80s dream alive as we enter the top level of the kitchen area which is in the existing part of the home. This is where the dining area sits and beautiful symmetrical cabinets lie. We mirrored bi-fold doors and glazed fronted cabinets with full-height centre cabinetry to create a stunning backdrop of storage.

On the opposite side are more storage solutions but this time surrounding a Liebherr Fridge and a separate Liebherr Freezer with a Liebherr Wine Cooler in the middle.

All cabinets in this area of the kitchen have been hand-painted in White 03 by Lick – a cream warm white with yellow undertones. This soft and uplifting neutral is designed to soak up rays of sun before reflecting them back into the room so the space feels lighter and brighter.

A peninsula was added where the stairs meet to enter the extension. The idea of this was to add another sink area where it could be used for prepping ready for our chef-client to start the dinner from the nearby fridge. It also zones the spaces.

The whole space is bought together by the choice of finishes and materials and we hope you love it as much as we do!

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