Following a personal recommendation to use us, (which is always very special!) our lovely customers came to us with a totally open mind on how to transform their home. The house is a large equestrian property but the existing layout did not make the best use of the space or wonderful views the property enjoys. So we were asked how best to renovate the space to make it practical, stylish and contemporary. The customers were also really open to our designer guiding them on the colour scheme, but were keen for two contrasting colours on the furniture. We couldn’t wait to begin!
A big part of this design was making the most of the property’s position and views, so the family could look out over the garden, fields and horses. To facilitate this, a new extension was built and three of the downstairs rooms were knocked into one open plan space. This created plenty of room for the family, to cook, dine and unwind in the various zones. The final kitchen design is a shaker style kitchen with the beautifully elegant lay on doors and Crofts & Assinder handles. The two contrasting colours between the kitchen island and the wall units are a chalk white and a matte charcoal. The walls are finished in the classic Farrow & Ball colour, ‘Elephants’ breath’. The kitchen island is a stunning feature, and guaranteed to be the centre of any gatherings with a wine bottle cooler integrated into the worktop. With units either side, a Konigstone Quartz worktop, a rounded breakfast bar at one end and an oak butchers block at the other, this is a kitchen island of our dreams!
The Aga was the customer’s own and was to stay put in the new kitchen but we wanted to offer them more flexibility going forwards so incorporated both an oven and hob as well. This means that the family can choose to switch the Aga off over the warm summer months and still have everything they need. With both the Aga and hob in place, a traditional cooker hood would not extract for both effectively, or look right. To solve this, we had a custom hood made to measure, to span both the hob and Aga.
To ensure there was continuity between the different zones, we incorporated a large dresser in the dining room in the same shaker style as the kitchen. This really tied the whole design together.
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