First and foremost, the client wanted to create a welcoming reception that removed all of the clutter. As the main entrance to the property was through the kitchen, particular attention had to be paid to making this area feel more spacious. Something ‘fresh’ in appearance, that doesn’t impose on the character of the property.
They had a Fisher & Paykel French door fridge freezer in the dining room and wanted to incorporate this in their new kitchen. The study-come-utility needed to provide for a drinks area and larder storage that could be out of sight when required. The space under the stairs was not utilised very well, so they wanted to explore what was possible in this area.
Lastly, they had a large (unsightly) boiler in the downstairs utility/WC and wanted to explore ways to tie this in with the other two rooms.
As the clients existing fridge freezer was quite large, we firstly looked at how (and where) we could accommodate this in the main kitchen. To help this feel less imposing, the design incorporated a surround that tied in with the rest of the furniture. We acquired the Fisher & Paykel stainless steel trim kit that provided a more ‘integrated’ look. The solid painted ash doors provide a complimentary grain to the exposed timber elements of the property, without clashing in tone.
As they had a builder on site, we were able to liaise with him to create a pocket in the wall for the antique bronze mirror. This provided for a much neater finish, as you cannot see the edges of the glass. It also serves another purpose, which is helping the room feel wider than it is. The Silestone ‘Lagoon’ worktops help brighten the space and have a subtle vein that is a purposeful nod towards the age-old Carrara marble that was often adorned in past century properties.
Under the stairs, we created multiple concealed storage units with a tongue & groove door style, which merely gives the appearance of a simple panel when everything is closed.
To the study-come-breakfast room, you can open pocket doors to find a well-appointed drinks area with an integral Fisher & Paykel ‘Cooldrawer’. The second pair of doors reveal door mounted spice racks and further drawer storage. – Stewart MacPherson, Designer (Treyone Kingsbridge, Devon)
Style: Ash Shaker
Colour: Farrow & Ball Pigeon
Worktops: Silestone, Lagoon
Splashback: Antiqued Bronze Mirror
Sink and Tap: Blanco, Quooker
Appliances: Neff, Miele, Fisher & Paykel
Designer: Treyone Kingsbridge, Devon
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