Form and function sit in perfect harmony in this open plan kitchen designed specifically for family life.

Open plan white Shaker kitchen with white quartz worktops and duel fuel range cooker

The Brief

During our design consultation, we realised that our client’s family needed a beautiful but practical space with a large food prep area, plenty of storage and a handy spot for the children to do their homework.

We designed the space in the traditional Shaker style, mixing it with contemporary colours and finishes to create a fresh, modern take on the classic kitchen. This is a room that is all about the details: a polished chrome finish translates across the knobs and hinges, tying in with the stainless steel of the appliances.

Large, glazed doors sit at the end of the room, allowing plenty of light in. The family wanted the kitchen to be as light and airy as possible, which we achieved through a thoughtful balance of colour and reflective surfaces to help bounce the light into previously dark corners. It still needed a splash of colour though, so we went for a jewel shade of dark blue.

We designed this kitchen around its individual quirks. The chimney breast, for instance, is the main feature of the space. It is beautifully framed by our bespoke symmetrical, tall wall cabinets that fit into each alcove. The extractor is tucked away inside the chimney breast, too.

Our client wanted to be able to experiment with their cooking, so we added handy spice racks to each side of the range. This tactic perfectly suits the size and shape of a nifty and shallow spot.

The sink run includes a 1.5 bowl inset sink, with a large double bin, integrated dishwasher and a set of bespoke drawers. Look up and you’ll see a large, double wall cupboard, offering a beautiful area for displaying the client’s glassware and favourite cookbooks.

Our client likes to dine well, so we added a wine cooler to the end of the island. We chose this spot due to its proximity to the dinner table. If they’re entertaining and need to open another bottle, they hardly need to get up – allowing the conversation (and the wine!) to flow.

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

Our clients are enjoying their kitchen and will feedback soon

Project Information


Perimeter & Island Worktop – Arenastone Bianco Fantasia

Perimeter Paint – Farrow & Ball Ammonite
Island Paint – Farrow & Ball Hague Blue

Splashback – White metro tiles with white grout


Range – Smeg A2-8
Fridge/Freezer – Samsung RF24FSEDBSR 4-Door Fridge Freezer, Stainless Steel
Dishwasher – Existing
Sink – V&B Subway XU
Tap – Clearwater, Regent (LANCP), Chrome
Wine Cooler – CDA FWC603SS Stainless Steel

Charlie Draper Square May 2018

Designer: Charlie Draper


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