Utopia    Real Home 12 Jun 2017
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This kitchen blends opulence and modernism to reflect the eclecticism of its home city: London

Located in a listed building, on Shad Thames by Tower Bridge, in the centre of our lively and style-centric capital city, this sophisticated apartment exudes an air of opulence intertwined with ultra-contemporary elements.

The young owners desired an open, airy and eclectic scheme to enliven the interiors of this luxurious apartment. A partial removal of the internal wall, that previously dissected the central living area into separate rooms, allowed for the kitchen to connect directly with the dining area, while a partial connection between the lounge and kitchen is crafted through the mid-height wall. The copper clad edging visually connects the brown-taupe colours of the living area with the darker monochromatic hues of the kitchen. This curved copper top also works to echo the circular dining table, for a better Feng Shui.

Deep blue-black-grey cabinetry encircles the surroundings of the kitchen; the careful integration of the cabinetry provides a surprising amount of storage space for this small kitchen. A bank of appliances is integrated into the right hand cabinetry: a Siemens oven, smaller grill oven and warming drawer provide all the cooking essentials for the owners while the steel bar handles of the cooking appliances are copied on the cabinetry surrounding it – simple steel bar handles practically provide easy accessibility while  creating visual cohesion.

White marbled worktops and splashback lift the kitchens, breathing life into its dark cabinetry while drawing the eye out onto the white wall and ceiling in the living and dining areas. An integrated wine cabinet, sleek induction hob, high-tech mixer taps and warm wooden accessories finish the scheme.

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