Classic Handpainted Kitchen
Classic Handpainted Kitchen
Kitchen Connection of Ascot (KCA)
A handcrafted classic kitchen designed and installed by KCA.
High Barnet – redesign of a ground floor
High Barnet – redesign of a ground floor
JLV Design Ltd
The room was used as a home office, by opening the kitchen onto it, we've created a warm and inviting space, where the family loves gathering.
New Forest Country House
New Forest Country House
BLANK-SLATE STUDIO
Remodelled and Refurbished - SW19
Remodelled and Refurbished - SW19
Malone Architecture
We rescued this unloved 1960s detached house. Its dilapidated rear extension was removed and the house extended to the rear at ground and first-floor levels. On the ground floor internal spaces were refurbished to the front of the house. On the upper floor a new master bedroom suite was added with a dressing room and shower room. All other rooms were refurbished and remodelled to maximise the space.
Bournemouth Contemporary Home
Bournemouth Contemporary Home
Steven Dance Photography
Contemporary home in Bournemouth, Dorset. Photos by www.stevendance.com
The Dene Kitchen
The Dene Kitchen
Shere Kitchens
Luxuriously dark cabinetry, light worktops and walls with a spacious feel - this is a cool take on a classical kitchen design. Custom made for a couple with a keen eye for design, who work hard, know how to relax and absolutely adore their pups. Their kitchen renovation was part of a whole house restoration. With busy careers and two pups the brief highlighted two main aims. Firstly, to create space to enjoy the kitchen, for cooking and relaxing. Secondly, to provide customised storage so that everything has a place to help keep the space tidy. The main kitchen area is where the culinary magic happens with space to unwind. The home bar for gin and wine lovers, includes wine racks, antique mirror, glazed shelves for the gin collection and two fridge drawers for wine and mixers. Designed with pocket doors it can be left open to admire the beautiful bottles, or closed – maybe for Dry January?! It’s positioned cleverly next to their outdoor ‘lounge’ area complete with comfortable chairs and an outside rug. The larder cupboard has spice / oil racks, baskets and boxes at the bottom for treats. There are electrical points inside so the coffee machine is plugged in here and ready to serve that morning espresso. Being able to keep the kitchen tidy was important so we created a ‘home for everything’ using drawers within drawers, an Oak baking tray divider, pan drawers with lid holders and integrated chopping board and tray spaces. The ovens, warming drawer, induction hob and downdraft extractor are positioned together with the plenty of prep worktop space. The cooking section is aligned with the washing area including Fisher and Paykel dishwasher drawers, beautifully glossy white ceramic sink and boiling water tap. With a slim Oak shelf above for displaying favourite things. The Island serves as a breakfast bar as well as a sweet spot for a casual supper. There is a Zebrano wood knife block inset into the Island worktop so that their Global knife collection is on hand for food prep by the hob and oven. The table and chairs are painted in the same colour as the cabinets and upholstered in black and white, with bench seating by the window including drawers for dog toys conveniently by the doors to the garden. The second part of the design is the walk-in butler’s style pantry. This area was designed to keep the kitchen ‘clutter’ out of the main area. And it is a brilliant area to stack all the dirty dishes when entertaining as it’s completely out of sight. The cabinetry is an a classic ‘u’ shape and houses the fridge, freezer, cupboards for large appliances, oversized dishes and one for the mop and bucket. The tall cupboards with bi-fold doors are for food storage, and you can see from the photos that everything is beautifully kept – rice, pasta, popcorn, quinoa all in lovely named jars. It’s an organisers dream come true. There is also a sink for washing vegetables and oodles of prep surface. Colour pallet The cabinetry is hand painted in Farrow and Ball ‘Off-Black’. Dark and inky, it just lures you right in, timeless and deeply refined. With the cabinetry being grand in proportion too, with detailed cornicing it creates a really bold statement in this space. It can be daunting to go for a dark shade of black, blue or green, but you can see the drama of the cabinets is perfectly matched with plenty of natural light, the white walls and warm Oak floor tiles. The white patterned Domus ‘Biscuit’ tiles bring texture and playfulness. The worktop, Caesarstone Ocean Foam, is a white quartz with speckles of grey crystals. In a classic polished finish it lets the rest of the room do the ‘singing’ while providing a clean light reflecting practical surface for preparing and enjoying food and drinks. The floor tiles bring the warmth. No two tiles have the same pattern so they really do look like wood, but are better suited to the pups as they don’t scratch and are non-slip. Lighting Design The slim black framed windows with doors onto the garden flood the kitchen with natural light and warmth during the day. But atmospheric lighting into the evening was important too, so we incorporated custom lighting in the glass cabinet, gin cabinet and pantry. “It is so well integrated and was a really important thing for me, along with all the smart lighting in the room, and Mike did a great job with it all.” It was such a pleasure to make this kitchen. They wanted to work with a local company and we feel so lucky they picked us.
Dark Green Shaker Kitchen
Dark Green Shaker Kitchen
Sustainable Kitchens
Grey shaker kitchen in London with plentiful greneery to contrast the grey cabinets. Extension to contain open plan kitchen dining
Wimbledon Home
Wimbledon Home
Joy Flanagan Design
This bedroom created for the owner's son is light filled and elegant. The architectural window is framed in classic and beautiful fabric. The air balloons on the curtains and antique boat nod to adventures. The quilt made with grandmotherly love takes pride of place on the bed. A reading light and shelf create a functional space without needing a bedside table.
Traditional design is all about sticking to the styles of pre-20th Century interiors. Period homes, such as Victorian houses, will already incorporate traditional interior architecture, such as chimney breasts, fireplaces, bay windows, cornices and mouldings, tiled flooring and dado rails. But traditional furniture that uses rich wood finishes, upholstered textiles, ornate details and classic colours can be added to create the understated elegance of traditional homes.

Traditional kitchens often have recessed panel or shaker-style kitchen cabinets with wooden or metal handles, traditional marble or granite worktops, and classic oven models, or perhaps even range cookers. Traditional bathrooms could have all white, or black and white, bathroom suites, tiled floors, pedestal sinks, and classic style taps and showerheads that would look at home in Victorian bathrooms. In traditional living rooms you might find chesterfield sofas, a Victorian fireplace with a mantlepiece, elegant vases, ornate picture frames, mirrors and classic colours. However, you don’t have to stick to all very formal and antique-style pieces, there are plenty of modern designs that use traditional form to create an understated and inviting look.
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