Redland town house

by Sam Shaw

A timeless Shaker kitchen in Bristol’s Victorian heartland

A hand painted traditional Shaker kitchen with a blend of Oak and sandstone worktops and utilitarian centre island.

The Design Brief

Mark and Alex wanted to fit a lot of storage space into their kitchen without crowding the room so that it no longer felt like a place to sit and enjoy breakfast. They wanted to make the most of the high ceilings by creating a new chimney surround and repairing the original coving and above all they wanted to create a centrepiece centre island.

The Build

The challenge of building a custom chimney breast to house the range cooker in an offset position to the existing geometry of the room provided the toughest challenge; we actually managed to sit the fridge freezer back into the original recess of the room reducing the heavy feel of the tall cabinets whilst building the other alcove out to allow somewhere to hang the wall cabinets and allow the new coving to run in a straight line to complete the effect.


The carcasses are constructed from FSC Birch plywood and the doors and frames from FSC Oak, the colours are new Farrow & Ball colours; Mole’s Breath for the centre island and Purbeck Stone for the perimeter units. The worktops are Australian Juperana Sandstone and American White Oak.

Project Information


Perimeter units – Farrow & Ball: Purbeck Stone
Centre Island – Farrow & Ball: Mole’s Breath


Perimeter – Australian Juparana Sandstone
Centre Island
– American White Oak


Range – Falcon 1000 deluxe duel fuel
Fridge Freezer – Samsung RSG5UCRS
HoodElica Elibloc HT80
Sink – Franke Kubus KGB 160 – Polar white
Tap – Perrin & Rowe Ionian bridge – Chrome/lever handles

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