Adjoining a capacious living and dining space accessed by double doors, this contemporary kitchen is situated in an imposing Victorian building near Green Park in the heart of central London. Simon Taylor Furniture was commissioned to create a stylish handleless kitchen with a glamorous aesthetic featuring a range of sumptuous textures. For this, designer Tony Lister chose a colour palette of chocolate brown, bronze and black to create a rich and dramatic effect.
Tall cabinetry is constructed using a chocolate coloured concrete door front, with all internal cupboards finished with a bronze Xyloleaf textured material, making it look luxurious inside and out. While the kitchen is handleless with soft-close doors and drawers in the main, the two doors that open the Gaggenau tall fridge and freezer feature specially designed long bespoke handles by blacksmith, Ged Kennett.
To complement the textured concrete we created satin bronze matt glass door fronts and then made splashbacks in the exact same bronze colourway to create a block of colour in shimmering bronze to face the double doors. We also used an aged bronze finger rail plate to tie the colour scheme together and create something truly original. The overhead cabinetry features Blum Aventos lift systems which close automatically by touching the sensor. Internal storage systems and Legrabox drawer boxes are also by Blum.
The 20mm worksurface and peninsula is by Caesarstone in a Vanilla Noir colourway throughout, which has a pale vein running through the darker stone that picks out colours from the cabinetry. All integrated cooling, dishwashing and cooking appliances are by Gaggenau. For the ovens, warming drawer and sous vide we chose to feature them in black to suit the dramatic look of the kitchen. Together with a large Kohler Poise brushed steel undermount sink a trough is also installed to create an Ice Sink for entertaining. We also installed a Quooker Flex Tap, but in order to conform to the client’s request for no chrome in the kitchen, it was specially finished in a matt black coating by Yardley Bespoke.