Kitchen – Staffordshire
The extension to this Manor House, set in the heart of Staffordshire, meant that some of the new kitchen was in the old part of the house, with the majority being in the new part.
This in mind, the stop-chamfering detail to the island legs and solid oak table were inspired by the same detail present in a pair of ancient internal oak doors, set at the far end of the kitchen.
The flooring was supplied exclusively by our stone importer, and carefully chosen to link the old with the new, and is a lightly antiqued blended limestone, in set coarsed widths, but random in lengths. This offers wonderful visual movement, important for such a large expanse, whilst the overall effect is warming.
The hand-painted kitchen is reasonably accented by natural oak, once again, to bring visual interest combined with warmth. The island, with legs to each corner to give a semi-unfitted appearance, makes for an excellent work station, with offset prep sink and pull-up sockets. The dresser opposite is with bi-fold doors, meaning that the TV can readily viewed – or closed away when required.
As a busy, working family kitchen, the mirror splash-back not only lightens this area – but can be used to ensure everyone is behaving as they should!