Willowbrook House

Wallingford, Oxfordshire

DESIGN: A kitchen manufactured to the designs of Stephen Green, Founder and Partner at HollandGreen.

BRIEF: To create a space in which to cook and eat, and most importantly, to linger. Cabinetry inspiration was taken from the French apothecary, where open shelving houses a plethora of glass storage jars. A window seat was a pivotal consideration, connecting the kitchen to the original Victorian greenhouse and gardens beyond.

CABINETRY: A slimline door profile proffers a fresh take on the traditional Shaker style. Created within a handmade box frame, classic slab-fronted dovetailed draw boxes sit below dresser-style, adjustable open shelving. A toaster niche, created from an existing recess, incorporates a pull-out shelf on soft-close runners. The plinth is subtly stepped back, for ease of use, and scribed to the original slate floor for a perfect finish.

FITTINGS: Painted in Farrow & Ball’s Emerald Green and cut with slim marbled Caesarstone surfaces, the cabinetry boldly flanks a bold yellow ESSE range and is gently complimented by the pink hues of Bauwerck’s Almond Flower lime wall paint. English bronze ironmongery by Corston and a Perrin & Rowe ‘living’ finish brass tap are perfectly in keeping with the residence.

PRESS: Elle Decor, The New York Times, The Observer

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