Kitchen – Surrey
Designed for an extension to a house in Surbiton (which had originally been built with light ‘Arts and Crafts’ influence) this kitchen is truly elegant and timeless.
Hand-painted in two colours, the outer runs are an off-white, with the island being in medium-grey with the merest touch of lilac, to bring a subtlety of warmth. These colours work harmoniously with the beautifully veined granite, which was used both as worktop and full-height splash-back.
A refined French limestone floor was chosen to offset the above colours.
The wonderful shape of the tear-drop island offers great workspace and casual seating combined. The uniquely curved end shelves of the island have mirrored backs in order to reflect and thus continue the curved nature; the shelves are lined with dark grey metallic lamb skins making them as tactile as they are beautiful.
The polished steel extractor is custom-made and echoes the shape of the island, whilst the curved wall corner cabinet ensures that visually, each wall run flows from one to the other.
A stand-alone food centre is gently break-fronted which works with the subtlety of the other curves present in the kitchen. Centre to this piece is a tall integrated fridge-freezer, flanked by larder cabinets; a ‘one- stop -shop’ for all the culinary ingredients!
The Lloyd Loom Arctic grey stools, together with the Armac Martin polished nickel handles complete the look.