This kitchen, transformed into one large space from three tiny rooms, blends two shades of white for a serene feel: Dulux Lexicon Half on the walls and Lexicon Quarter – one step lighter – on the cabinets. A modern twist comes from the dark timber floorboards: for similar try Black Japan stain from Feast Watson.
The simple framed cabinetry is complemented by Armac Martin ‘Jewel Cup’ drawer pulls and ‘B&M’ knobs, both in Polished Nickel and all from Mother Of Pearl & Sons. Glazed wall cupboards help deliver a lighter feel, while mesh-fronted ones bookend the run of cabinetry and are a nod to the Shaker-style look.
A spectacular ‘Belgian Double Zinc Cube’ pendant from Cotton Love highlights the painted timber table, found at Beachwood. Using a table instead of the more expected island bench not only works with the room’s traditional flavour, but is also a flexible and more cost-effective alternative.
The glossy splashback comes via Subway tiles in White Gloss from The Art Of Tiles; their reflective qualities help bounce light around the room.
Sink and tap
The Acquello butler’s sink is perfectly in keeping with the traditional-with-a-twist style of the room. Perrin & Rowe ‘Phoenician’ tapware in Chrome complements it beautifully. Both elements came from The English Tapware Company.