Traditional house, Dormansland

  • Pale blue in frame shaker
  • Pale blue in frame shaker
  • Pale blue in frame shaker
  • Pale blue in frame shaker

About This Project


Our clients had only recently moved into this spacious home, and were keen to create an elegant space for cooking, relaxing and entertaining. In addition, they wanted the utility room overhauled to match the kitchen and incorporate plenty of storage.

Creating a really coordinated and coherent look and feel was a priority and one that worked around the existing aga and butler sink.

Lastly, they wanted a kitchen island, but one big enough to both sit and work at.

Our bespoke kitchen design

For this style of house with its traditional features, including the lovely Aga and butler sink, we designed a classic in-frame shaker style kitchen. The lovely pastel blue shade was chosen by our clients and brings the classic shaker right up to date, keeping the space light and bright with a timeless quality.  

To create a contrast to the blue, our clients were keen to introduce another colour into the kitchen. The island was the ideal choice to create this contrast but instead of opting for an alternative paint finish, we took inspiration from the rest of the home and our clients love for coordination. The adjoining dining room features an oak dining table and chairs, so we recommended an oak kitchen island to create a great coherency between the two spaces.

The whole look is brought together with a Konigstone Quartz worktop contrasting with a Granite worktop on the island, the contemporary Quooker tap, and classic Limestone floor.

All in the detail

Colour coordination and coherency was really important to our client’s vision so we colour matched the glass splashback with the hand painted units to keep the shade of blue consistent across the kitchen.

Additionally, we spotted that the light fittings and switches around the home were all brass so to continue the consistency with materials and look, we used brass handles in the kitchen. They are the perfect finishing touch for this kitchen and style.

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Classic Kitchen, Shaker Style Kitchen
butler sink, in-frame shaker, kitchen island, pantry, quartz worktop