Opting for a truly Scandinavian design, the owners of this home work in the design industry and wanted their kitchen to reflect their uber cool minimalistic style. To achieve this look we installed white cabinetry, oak skog panelling, Quartz Calcatta Gold worktops and various brass details. Behind the island features a large mirror which enhances the light and spacious feel of the room.
YARD Architects first met Nathalie and Alex at a Don’t Move, Improve! consultation run by the NLA at their annual exhibition of the best new domestic residential architecture in London. They were looking for a creative reinvention of the house they had just bought, and the proposals took the house back to its bare bones and started afresh. The process started with the side and rear extensions, housing the new kitchen dining space. Pale handmade brickwork was used internally and externally, paired with exposed rafters and steelwork to create a stripped back industrial aesthetic that allows the space to flow from inside to outside. A new staircase runs through the centre of the house, constructed simply using unlined softwood with exposed soffits and timber boarded balustrades. A curved oak handrail provides a soft ergonomic counterpoint, with raw brass rods adding space and detail to the composition. Pivot doors fold back in the hallway to reveal the stepped sequence of spaces from front to back of the house, offering direct views from the front door to the rear garden. A new loft conversion provides an additional guest bedroom and bathroom. Stripped of linings to the ceiling, the exposed rafters and steelwork add a sense of volume to an otherwise low space – conceived as having a distinct loft aesthetic, with refined elements such as the oak veneered wardrobes and bespoke CNC routed bedhead offering softer notes to the space.
My Bespoke Room
This kitchen uses a soothing colour palette to create a relaxing atmosphere. Our designer slected a calm green to parter with subtle pink touches giving the room a natural feel, especially when connected with wood and stone. Want to transform your home with the UK’s #1 Interior Design Service? You can collaborate with professional and highly experienced designers and our team of skilled Personal Shoppers to achieve your happy home effortlessly, all at a happy price. For more inspiration visit our site to see more projects
Mowlem & Co
We are delighted to again be a finalist in the British Design and Manufacturing category of the Designer K&B Awards. We’ve been honoured to receive several awards for our designs in the past and here are some of our winning/nominated designs....
Born & Bred Studio
Sage green kitchen and open plan living space in a newly converted Victorian terrace flat.
Remodelling of a late Victorian house with a reconfigured ground floor including open plan kitchen, dining and family room #gardenview #rearextension #sidereturnextension #structuralglass #openplanliving #openplankitchen #southlondonarchitects #dontmoveimprove #se22 #dulwicharchitect #brickextension
H. Miller Bros
Set within an airy contemporary extension to a lovely Georgian home, the Siatama Kitchen is our most ambitious project to date. The client, a master cook who taught English in Siatama, Japan, wanted a space that spliced together her love of Japanese detailing with a sophisticated Scandinavian approach to wood. At the centre of the deisgn is a large island, made in solid british elm, and topped with a set of lined drawers for utensils, cutlery and chefs knifes. The 4-post legs of the island conform to the 寸 (pronounced ‘sun’), an ancient Japanese measurement equal to 3cm. An undulating chevron detail articulates the lower drawers in the island, and an open-framed end, with wood worktop, provides a space for casual dining and homework. A full height pantry, with sliding doors with diagonally-wired glass, and an integrated american-style fridge freezer, give acres of storage space and allow for clutter to be shut away. A plant shelf above the pantry brings the space to life, making the most of the high ceilings and light in this lovely room.