Utopia    Real Home 03 Apr 2018

Colour was key in creating a contemporary kitchen that would match this Edwardian home


For some, an imposing space is what they’re after, but for this couple, it was imperative that their new kitchen should blend in seamlessly with the rest of their Edwardian property as part of the main living zone. And colour choice was the key to success.

The kitchen was housed in a new extension which became an open-plan living space, making the most of the views of their south-facing garden. They appointed Gallery Showroom with a brief to create a space that was sociable and included a large island.

The kitchen company was involved from the start, which made it easier to incorporate changes to the extension in the design, such as repositioning the island when the sky lantern was moved over.

“Originally, we were after a very streamlined kitchen, but then we saw a very traditional – with a contemporary twist – Shaker-style kitchen in the Gallery Showroom and we loved it. We especially loved the colours!” explains the homeowner.

With the advice of interior designer Hannah Davidson, the couple settled on a more streamlined Mackintosh Integral kitchen in a similar palette of soft taupe and hickory, which complemented the rest of the space. They opted for a grey, concrete-effect Dekton worktop, resistant to stains, scratches and heat.

“We loved the worktop, which was completely different to anything we had ever thought of before, but it went so well with the colours and, after hearing about the benefits of Dekton, it soon became a must-have.

“The extension we had designed was quite contemporary as we wanted to make the most of the south-facing garden, so had lots of glass included. We have two sky lanterns as well as bi-fold doors. However, we also wanted to respect the existing house; we felt that these soft and warm grey-taupe colours really worked.”

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