This stylish kitchen in London combines classic shaker cabinetry with contemporary architecture, timeless marble, minimalist glass, industrial concrete and warm oak, creating a show-stopping kitchen that is the centrepiece of this stunning duplex apartment.

Grand Grey Shaker Kitchen with oak staircase and frameless glass balustrade

Grand Grey Shaker – The Brief

The client approached us to design a bespoke kitchen as part of a full renovation and extension of a duplex basement and ground floor apartment in a London Victorian terrace.

As an American in London, he desired a shaker kitchen which would be the heart of the home and a key focal point of the basement floor. The full brief was for an open plan entertaining space that incorporated an area for his family heirloom, the baby grand piano, with the kitchen leading onto the dining and a living space seamlessly opening onto a sunken garden.

The kitchen painted in RAL 7012 – Basalt Grey features a large island with breakfast bar seating at one end with an oiled oak worktop, which transitions into Carrara Marble at the working end of the island. A double belfast style sink with a Quooker boiling water tap and cold filtered water feature form the centre point of the island along with the dishwasher, pull out bins and food storage cabinets. A long slatted display cabinet forms the reverse side of the island providing space for decorative accessories and cookery books.

The kitchen cleverly incorporates steps down into the dining and living area and the lower end of the island holds a wine climate cabinet and glazed glass storage cabinet, perfect for entertaining.

The perimeter run of cabinets holds an integrated fridge/freezer, pull out larder and double oven tower, along with drawers and cupboards. Two glazed wall cabinets sit either side of an oak-clad extractor canopy.

The clients are keen cooks, they love entertaining family and friends and had a desire for design-driven, cutting-edge technology for their kitchen appliances, which resulted in the choice of Gaggenau appliances. The flush mounted gas hob is formed from a modular two-piece gas burner and single wok gas burner with vertically mounted knobs which were incorporated into the drawer cabinet below. The double oven includes a steam oven and warming drawer.

Other technology features are the popup plug socket integrated into the oak worktop and a InSinkErator waste disposer.

Black metal knurled pulls and knobs from Buster + Punch add an industrial edge to the grey shaker kitchen cabinets.

Our clients are enjoying their kitchen and will feedback soon

Project Information


Cabinets – RAL 7012 – Basalt Grey

Perimeter – Carrara Marble

Island – Carrara Marble and Oiled Oak

Charlie Draper, Designer

Charlie Draper : It was a joy to design a kitchen in this Victorian London townhouse basement. The owner wanted to create a something that would unite the rooms original period features to the modern industrial extension. The Shaker furniture and Marble worktop compliment the age of the property, while the industrial kitchen accessories along with the rest of his furnishings help to bring the whole industrial feel together.


Cabinet Hardware – Buster + Punch 

Crockery – Stine Dulong from Skandihus


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