A Shaker Kitchen
Bourne End, Buckinghamshire
The design brief was to build a Shaker kitchen with contemporary English design details. We hung elegant painted door frames on traditional hinges and used solid Walnut to line the drawers which provided a warm and tactile contrast. We incorporated twin ceramic Butler’s sinks set in white Silestone quartz counter tops. We designed the room in simple hues of soft greys and pale blues, with the large central island accentuated in deep sapphire blue, like a jewel in the crown.
The island itself was designed for easy living, yet rich in detail. We included dovetailed, solid walnut pan and utensil drawers, an integrated dishwasher and a discrete microwave oven. On the dining side we added social sitting for entertaining family and friends by overlapping the contrasting white quartz counter tops for added leg room.
The lighting played a big part in this kitchen. The glass cabinets, either side of the mantel, featured a luxuriously dark walnut veneer and with internal subtle lighting the glasses were lit with great affect.
The large American style fridge was pivotal to the design of its surrounding cabinets. Storage was created in the upper cabinets for items less often required in the kitchen, while two large pantry cupboards were added either side.
We really enjoyed creating this kitchen. It is simple, elegant and rich in detail.