Our clients’ original wishes for this kitchen included built-in ovens and a separate hob. However, after a lively and interesting design consultation we all came to the conclusion that a range cooker with a false chimney above would be the way forward. This decision meant that the island could be free of appliances, and the position of the range cooker created a focal point and sense of symmetry for the entire room. We also suggested a curved oak breakfast-bar overhang to the island, which emphasises the curved corners of the floors-standing cabinets. The choice of paint colour (Little Greene’s French Grey) for the main run of wall cabinets means that although the cabinets are full-height, they don’t overpower the room. The island is painted in a slightly darker shade, adding a nice contrast to the Quarella Blanco Paloma worksurfaces.

  • Location: Esher Surrey
  • Style: Traditional cockbead frames with painted shaker doors
  • Cabinet colour: Little Greene – French Grey 113
  • Island Cabinet colour: Little Greene – Mid Lead 114 (island)
  • Door hardware: Armac Martin Knobs (#2324 – 32mm, polished nickel)
  • Drawer hardware: Armac Martin Cup handles (#3090 – polished nickel)
  • Worktops: Quarella Blanco Paloma – 30mm thick with square edge detail
  • Island end: Oak (oiled)
  • Range: Rangemaster Dual Fuel Elan
  • Extractor: Westin Cache 1100
  • Fridge: Siemens KS36WPI30 freestanding fridge
  • Freezer: Siemens GS36DPI20 freestanding freezer
  • Dishwasher: Integrated Miele G4280 Vi
  • Sink: Double Belfast (recycled)
  • Tap: Gessi