**One of Houzz’s top 10 kitchens of the year**

First and foremost, a kitchen is a functional space; but that, in itself, provides plenty of design opportunities for individuality. This classic Shaker kitchen with beaded frame proves that perfectly.

Dark Green Shaker kitchen with fully fitted reclaimed vintage haberdashery cabinet, cabinets are painted in Little Green Obsidian Green (216)

Dark Green Shaker Kitchen – The Brief

A heavy dose of industrial style, along with some unique, vintage components, gives this London kitchen a real creative edge.

Our design process began with a close look at a vintage haberdashery cabinet that our client had already bought before the house renovation had begun. At their request, we took this into deep consideration and built it into a tall bank of cabinets, providing open food storage and bringing an element of warmth to the dark green cabinets. Even the Iroko worktops were chosen to complement the haberdashery cabinet.

The island unit, housing both the dishwasher and the sink, incorporates a breakfast bar with open oak shelving. We topped it off with honed, pencil-veined Carrara marble and a polished brass mixer tap with separate spray rinse. It’s thoughtful little details like that come out in our design consultations. They make all the difference to your day-to-day family life.

Vintage Holophane pendant lights bought from a flea market in New York add a unique and personal element to the kitchen design. Brass handles, flat white metro tiles and encaustic cement hexagonal floor tiles finish off the kitchen, along with our client’s vintage apothecary bottles and collection of succulents and palms.

P.s. We know what you’re thinking. It’s one of Little Greene’s most sumptuous shades: Obsidian Green.

To learn more about what’s involved in a project like this, and to get an idea of what it might cost to implement in your home, call us on 0117 325 2438 or email us at hello@sustainablekitchens.co.uk.

"I found your kitchen company via a Pinterest picture – and BOY! And am I glad I did! I very much hope this is the end of a frankly frustrating search for a kitchen company that totally gets the look I’m going for, and at the right price point. When I say “industrial shaker” to any other company, they just look at me like I’m a few clowns short of a circus. When I saw the very same phrase written large on your website, I said a silent “hallelujah”. When I saw the exquisite cabinetry, I said “yes baby, I’m home!”


Project Information


Paint:   Little Greene Obsidian Green

Worktop Iroko (supplied by client)
Island  – Honed Pencil Vein Carrera Marble


Oven – Neff Pyrolytic Slide and Hide Single Electric Oven
Combination Oven 
 – Neff Built-in Combination Microwave
 – Wolf 5 Burner Gas Cooktop
 – Leihberr ECBN 6256
 – Miele Integrated
 –  Rangemaster Cooker Hood
 – Clearwater Stereo STE65 
 – Perrin & Rowe Callisto Four Hole Sink Mixer Tap C Spout Lever Handles and Rinse, Polished Brass

Charlie Draper, Designer

Charlie Draper was the lead designer on this project and she loved working with a client who was so passionate about their design and having unique pieces to work around and incorporate into the space.


Wall Lights – Anglepoise, sourced by client
Floor Tiles – best tile, sourced by client
Wall Tiles – Fired Earth, sourced by client
Pendant Lights – Vintage Holophane from a Flea Market in New York, sourced by client
Haberdashery Unit – Vintage, sourced by the client


Charlie O’Beirne of Lukonic.com

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