Our team of designers, carpenters and fitters are constantly hard at work, designing and fitting beautifully bespoke kitchens. Each month, we’ll be showcasing one of our favourite kitchens, with our Chelsea Kitchen taking the spotlight in June.
Combining beautiful shaker cabinets with masculine and dramatic colour palettes, the Chelsea Kitchen features classical front framed cabinetry but with an imaginative and explorative use of colour. Soft greys from Little Greene Paint Company have been successfully blended with Farrow and Ball’s Railings to create a striking kitchen island that immediately commands the attention of anyone entering the room.
Part of our client’s brief was to make the kitchen island a real feature of the room and a chance to show off their personality, which we have successfully done through the use of contrasting colours and display features. A huge trend for 2018, open shelving has been brought into the Chelsea Kitchen by featuring prominently as part of the kitchen island; allowing our clients to make a statement and express their individuality by showcasing their possessions and accessories.
While the kitchen island needed to function as an informal eating area, it also needed to work for food prep and cooking, which we successfully did by placing the cooker hob on to the island. Keeping the clean lines and tranquil feel that is synonymous with shaker kitchens was imperative, so our design team opted to use a downdraft extractor that could easily be stored away when not in use and didn’t require any bulk heads that would have taken away from the island lighting feature.
With shaker kitchens, there are two types of cabinets, front frame or lay on shaker – which you can read more about on our latest blog post (link) – our clients decided on the front frame option which offers a more traditional shaker look. Each of the doors/draws is set into a frame, with the hinge on show. This allows us to tie in various metallic elements to the kitchen, of which the scheme of the Chelsea kitchen was chrome. Choosing a bespoke kitchen provided plenty of opportunity to customise the internal features, with hidden gems such as a tandem pull out larder system and solid oak drawer boxes for both cutlery and pans/tableware.
To complete the look, we finished the kitchen with a veined carrara quartz worktop to add a sense of understated luxury, while Siemens appliances have been used across the board.
If you’d like to find out more about this kitchen, or how we can bespoke design one for you, please contact us here.
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