Following a personal recommendation to use us, (which is always very special!) this family came to us to transform their home and create a modern farmhouse kitchen. The house is a large equestrian property but the layout did not optimise the space or wonderful views. The brief was to create a practical, stylish and contemporary space. The customers did not have a fixed idea or vision so were really open to our designer guiding them. The only request was for two contrasting colours on the furniture. We couldn’t wait to begin!
The key for this design was making the most of the property’s position and views. 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, with views from every space. The final kitchen design is a shaker style, modern farmhouse kitchen with 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 an integrated Kaelo wine bottle cooler. The island features 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!
One feature to work around was the pre-existing Aga, which was staying put. However, we wanted to offer them more flexibility in the new kitchen. In our new design, we 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. A traditional cooker hood would not extract for both the Aga and hob effectively or look right. To solve this, we had a custom hood made to span both appliances.
With open plan spaces, we always like to ensure there is continuity between the different zones. For this home, we designed a large dresser for the dining room in the same shaker style as the kitchen. This really tied the whole design together.
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