The Arts and Crafts Kitchen – The Brief
Coming from a creative family, our client wanted to achieve the perfect balance of form and function. We designed a set of 2.9-metre high larder cupboards to best utilise the space and open up the floor. The moveable oak ladder was handcrafted to perfectly fit the brass rail, acting as a focal point in the room.
Two double larders sit either side of the kitchen door. We decided to paint it all in the same colour – Farrow & Ball’s Hague Blue – to seamlessly blend the door into the cabinets. To maintain the look and feel of the kitchen, we hid appliances like the integrated microwave oven inside the larders. This set-up sits just across from another run of hand painted cabinetry, which houses a Shaws double Belfast-style ceramic sink, two dishwashers and a set of bespoke pull out bins.
Quadrant beading on the panel moulding of the door softens the kitchen, giving it a traditional feel that complements the period and style of the home. Brass beehive knobs from Willow & Stone were carefully chosen to match the brass butt hinges from Armac Martin.
When it comes to cooking family meals, our client knew that having a big prep area was intrinsic to their successful design. To make the most of their kitchen space, we positioned a granite-topped island unit in the centre of the room. It contains a small prep sink with a Perrin & Rowe Phoenician mixer tap and pull out rinse in pewter, along with a Quooker boiling water tap. The unit’s cabinetry consists of sets of drawers, double cupboards, more pull-out bins and an integrated under-counter freezer.
They already had an Aga, so our client was keen for an additional electric oven. They chose an Ilve Roma built-in oven with a Siemens induction hob on the countertop. An integrated fridge cabinet sits at the right end of the run of deep blue cabinets.
When it came to picking a colour palette, we took inspiration from the room’s surroundings. The dining chairs are painted in shades that echo the pendant lighting and decorative accessories; while the deep blue of the cabinetry was chosen to balance with the light flooding in from the grand garden windows.
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Range Cooker – Existing AGA
Microwave (inside double larder) – Miele Built-in microwave oven M 6022 SC
Dishwasher – Miele Integrated Dishwasher G4990vi Jubilee
Sink on Island – Kohler Undermout Single Sink
Boiling Water Tap – Quooker Classic in Brushed Chrome
Matt Higgins : This project was an opportunity to create a great family kitchen that uses all of the available space. Introducing a ladder makes use of the tall ceilings and increases the usable storage significantly while adding a unique focal point. Extra care was taken to ensure that the ratios of the tall doors and cabinetry suited the architecture details of the client’s home.