With an increasing need for open plan and mixed-use living spaces, our client came to us to discuss a gorgeous barn conversion in rural Oxfordshire.

A Beautiful Open Plan Barn Conversion with Oak flooring and curved island cabinets in Moles Breath by Farrow & Ball

The Brief

This is a kitchen of contrasts. Traditional Shaker cabinetry and reclaimed timbers play host to the most cutting-edge appliances and task lighting. Light stone worktops perfectly complement the dark, antique oak worktops.

For this project, choosing the right palette was key. We opted for Farrow & Ball’s beautifully serene Mole’s Breath; juxtaposing it with a Moleanos 30mm marble worktop from local supplier, Bristol Marble and Granite.

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.

Houzz Testimonial

This is a young sincere company. Ours was a barn conversion and they were innovative with the details including wood treatments and recycling some of the 17th century barn wood. They listened to what we wanted. We worked out a good plan re the appliances which we sourced separately, and the construction of the units. It is a pleasure to open every cupboard, especially the purpose built larder with it's cool shelf and fine decorative vent screen. They were flexible working around the builders delays, and their finishing touches and care manual have been superb. They may not know everything about all the appliances that are out there, but I am sure they soon will. See the pictures of our kitchen on their web site and see for yourself!

Deborah Sears

Project Information


Worktop – Moleanos 30mm Marble from Bristol Marble

Cabinet Paint – Farrow & Ball – Mole’s Breath


Oven 1 – Miele Pureline H6660 BP CLST
Oven 2 – Miele Pureline H6660 BP CLST
Fridge Freezer –Fisher & Paykel RF522WDRX4
Dishwasher – Miele G.4960 scvi
Hood – Westin Bespoke
Sink – Shaws Classic double
Tap – Perrin & Rowe, Phoenician in nickel with nickel handles and rinse – 4360 NI
Splashback – Stone


Designer: Sam Shaw


Charlie O’Beirne of Lukonic.com

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