26th Sep 2018
When fortunate enough to work in a period property with traditional features throughout classic kitchen cabinetry is an obvious choice. In this case the client had some fabulous vintage pieces to work with and a very clear idea of her ultimate kitchen aesthetic. With colour schemes, lighting, cabinetry style and furnishing already chosen it was really a case of bringing the vision to life.
Read on for some lifestyle and sourcing insight straight from our fabulous client:
“My husband and I use the kitchen in the evenings to cook together and share our day over a glass of wine and for lazy brunches over the weekend newspapers. Also, entertaining friends and family at a moments notice! I needed the kitchen to be warm and cosy in the evenings as well as bright and welcoming during the day. The nearly-black cabinetry was a punchy decision but it really works with the light, warm plaster coloured walls. The light floods through for most of the day as the room has large sash windows on both east and west ends.”
"I know that cabinetry for this kitchen had to be made to measure and we wanted it to have longevity. It is not only about what it looks like from the door way, we see and use every cupboard and drawer many times every day so form and function are equally important. This kitchen will certainly be here for as long as we are."
"The details were extremely important to me. As with most Victorian house the walls are not at 90-degree angles! The cabinetry is built in sympathy with all of its unusual angles. The plinth was made from a skirting board matched with the rest of the house, which makes the cabinetry fit in seamlessly. Also, importantly, there are no join lines anywhere; from each angle the cabinetry looks like one solid piece of furniture."
"The open shelving and panelling to the left of the fireplace balances the larder cupboard to the right. It also holds various objects which add interest and character to the space. A minimalist look would not have worked with this house."
"The fire mantle was existing so we used it as a starting point for the cabinetry journey. The salvaged Crittall doors were used to separate the space without isolating it from the other living areas. They were shot blasted and powder coated along with other salvaged vintage fixtures adding an on trend vibe to the traditional cabinetry."
Sourcing guide: Paint and Paper Library ‘Plaster V’ matt emulsion on the walls, Farrow and Ball ‘Off Black’ Estate Eggshell on the cabinetry. Salvaged vintage bar stools and ribbed glass pendant lights – all sourced in a French flea market. ‘Pradena’ star tiles by Bert and May, wooden chopping board, star and accessories by Woodworks Trading, Pug - clients own!!!