Chef Rachel Khoo didn’t shy away from mixing pretty pastel greens with bright, botanical elements and vibrant retro-style tiles in her new kitchen.
Having to work as both Rachel’s creative cooking centre and North London’s ‘Khoollect’ headquarters, there was a lot of pressure on this kitchen design to be ‘just right’. Though technically a new kitchen, the clever mix of accessories, textures and colours help create an eclectic feel and make the space appear instantly homely.
The eye-catching pastel Pea Green colour scheme is by far the shining star of the space; slightly brighter than some pastel green shades – which can often be categorised as a tinted or off-white, rather than a true green – the Pea Green finish is applied to the island, rear cabinetry and floating shelves, crafting a very cohesive aesthetic. While the gloss-finished square tiles – which act as a suitable splashback for the sink and preparation area – are a few shades brighter than the kitchen’s pastel green hue and add a retro twist to the scheme, neatly co-ordinating with the other sporadically-integrated traditional elements, including the butler sink and Aged Brass Mayan taps from Perrin & Rowe.
With a pretty pastel colour scheme and fresh white walls, the Khoo kitchen could have quickly become cold and uninviting but instead, reclaimed Iroko school countertops – which Rachel sourced herself – were sanded back and polished, giving them a new lease of life and giving the kitchen a boundless source of warmth, colour and texture. deVOL Aged Verdigris Brass Classic Handles help add to this effect, and carefully balance the room’s period and contemporary influences – drawing together the traditional Shaker style cabinetry and contemporary stainless steel appliances into a seamless ‘classic’ scheme.
Rachel now uses this beautiful space for photoshoots, filming and all her Khoollect promotions.
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