Creating a contemporary family kitchen

7th February 2024

Meet the Client: 

This 1850s home in Horsley has only ever had three long-term owners over the years.  Our client wanted to add their own personal touch to their forever home and transform the kitchen-diner into a contemporary open-plan family space.  

How It Looks: 

This contemporary, cleaned-lined Arbor cabinetry is painted in a deep green-blue shade that instantly makes an impact.  The light worktop and ample natural light from large bi-fold doors keep the kitchen feeling bright, light and airy.  The bifold doors frame the stunning garden perfectly and really bring the outdoors in.  The choice of black radiator and window frames, as well as the rattan bar stools, are influenced by Scandinavian design and bring a modern feel.  The space is completed by a casual seating area that feels comfortable and inviting.  

How It Works: 

The large island acts as a central hub for the space, acting as both the dining table and surface space.  The island helps divide the practical, hands-on areas of the kitchen from the more sociable seating zones.   The island also houses a wine fridge, a nod to the social side of this kitchen.  A breakfast dresser and walk-in pantry help keep supplies and crockery tidy and surfaces clutter-free.  This open-plan space flows wonderfully, and the client has cleverly continued the same flooring out onto the patio to really extend the space and connect with the garden.   

Personal touches: 

There is plenty of space to host family and friends in this spectacular kitchen.  The plentiful garden really takes centre stage and the choice of paint colour, wicker stools and even the fluted glass in the walk-in pantry door all continue the organic feel into the kitchen.  We love the way the client has echoed the ribbed glass in the pendant lights above the island, one of many personal touches that help this feel like a well-balanced and cohesive space.  

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