Our client’s wanted to adapt the existing reception room into a large kitchen and dining area to suit their lifestyle yet still allow the space to feel like a room and not specifically like a kitchen. They also wanted to incorporate their love of modern materials like metal, timber and marble into the space whilst still ensuring that it functioned efficiently.
Maximising the home’s space
The natural process for the design of the kitchen was to allow for a banquette seating area in the beautiful bay window. This would maximise the seating space and allow for a stunning oval marble table, which we set against a strong black and white striped fabric for the bespoke bench.
The remainder of the space was designed with a large kitchen island to accommodate the hobs and downdraft extractors. The sleek modular design of Kitchen Architecture’s Bulthaup B3 range creates a striking contrast against the period features of the room.
We wanted the island to feel like blocks of freestanding furniture rather than fitted joinery. The cabinet doors are a mix of black-brown oak veneer on the tall units and graphite laminate base units, with strips of bronze in the handle recesses.