Utopia    Feature 17 Jul 2017

We take an in-depth look at the luxurious kitchen on this month’s Utopia cover

With more of us embracing apartment style city living, it’s important to think of creative ways to bring the outside in when you don’t have outside space. Think about adorning your kitchen space with pot plants of all sizes and earthy, natural colours like green and brown. This Martin Moore’s English Kitchen (featured) is hand- painted in off-white, giving a warm feel. The white Lacanche ‘Macon’ stove is surrounded by a stainless-steel splashback and cream Caesarstone worktops adding a contemporary note to this otherwise traditional French farmhouse style kitchen, symbolised by the double Butler’s sink with its elegant plate rack above. House of Hackney styled the kitchen, layering it in their luscious Palmeral jungle print on wallpaper, china, oven mitts and more. It’s a theme that makes you feel like you’re in the midst of a country garden rather than the urban jungle you might really inhabit.

“Most people’s dream kitchen leads straight out onto a garden. But even if you have no outside access, and even minimal natural light, you can create the lush sense of an indoor garden with your choice of colours and styling. Paint, wallpaper, fabric, plants (even faux plants!) can all help give a green illusion, connecting you with nature every time you walk into your kitchen.” Richard Moore, Design Director, Martin Moore

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