This classic Shaker Kitchen with the beaded frame is anything but traditional. A heavy dose of industrial style along with some unique vintage elements gives this London kitchen a creative edge in the heart of a family home.

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

The design of the kitchen started with a vintage haberdashery cabinet that the client had already bought before the house renovation had begun. This was cleverly built into a tall bank of cabinets, providing open food storage and bringing warmth to the dark green cabinets, painted in Little Greene Obsidian Green. The Iroko worktops were chosen by the client to compliment the haberdashery cabinet.

The island incorporates a breakfast bar with open oak shelving and houses the dishwasher and sink, topped off with honed, pencil veined, Carrara Marble and a polished brass mixer tap with separate spray rinse. Vintage Holophane pendant lights bought from a flea market in New York add a unique and personal element to the kitchen design and provide task lighting over the island.

Brass handles, flat white metro tiles and encaustic cement hexagonal floor tiles finish off the kitchen along with the client’s vintage apothecary bottles and collection of succulents and palms.

"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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