“You’ll laugh, but the reason that I chose to update my kitchen when I did was because of a cracked window pane,” smiles Tessa Shreeve. “But it’s not as over-the-top as it might sound. The cracked glass was more the final impetus than the whole reason; it didn’t seem to make sense to waste money on repairing anything in a space that was so badly in need of an update.”
As part of a total re-modelling of the kitchen, it wasn’t just the pane that was replaced, but the whole window – while the wall into the adjoining snug was removed to create an open-plan area. “I wanted a room that would work well for entertaining; something that made the most of the light, and really had a wow factor,” Tessa continues. “The Nicholas Anthony showroom in Ascot is a dream, their kitchens represent exactly the look I was hoping to achieve, with a clean-lined, understated contemporary feel.”
Working to a brief which highlighted the importance of lightness and simplicity, Adelise Morgan- Scully, Senior Designer and Showroom Manager at Nicholas Anthony Ascot, has created a space which includes all Tessa’s must-haves, from the Siematic units to the Gaggenau appliances.
“I love how the kitchen works in the space, it is a small area but feels spacious, sleek and modern,” says Adelise. “I know Tessa loves the space, storage and finishes. It’s both stunning and easy to maintain.”
A top tip from the designer…
“When designing a small kitchen it’s important to consider ow; the design needs to visually look stunning but it is imperative that it works on a practical level also. A simple island, with just a single central hob and workspace either side, creates the perfect low-level central point.” Adelise Morgan-Scully, Senior Designer and Showroom Manager, Nicholas Anthony AscotNicholas Anthony | nicholas-anthony.co.uk