This classic kitchen is understated, yet outstandingly beautiful. Our clients had a very clear general idea of the layout they wanted, it was up to us to fine-tune their thoughts and bring them to reality. The general consensus was for a dark-painted island, a cooking area along the back wall, and seating by the window. Overall, the design is complex and detailed, as the room had structural components that needed to be concealed without breaking up the flow of the space. The chimney breast is a faux addition that fits into the proportions of the room perfectly, and one of its piers conceals a steel support. We panelled the door to the pantry to match our cabinetry and added a coat of chalkboard paint for notes and shopping lists! There’s a breakfast cupboard to the right of the cooking space and open shelves to the left. The banquette seat is framed by those open shelves to the left and a glazed cupboard to the right.

  • Location: Godalming, Surrey
  • Style: Traditional Painted Shaker
  • Cabinet colour: Hand-painted in Farrow & Ball ‘Skimming Stone’ (241)
  • Island colour: Fired Earth ‘Mercury’, colour matched with Little Greene
  • Door hardware: Armac Martin Queslett knob, 34mm, polished chrome
  • Worktops: Main runs: Honed black granite + Island: Caesarstone Misty Carrara, both 30mm
  • Range: Rangemaster Excel 110, dual fuel
  • Extractor: Westin Cache 900
  • Dishwasher: Siemens SN65M031GB
  • Sink: Villeroy & Boch Subway 60 SU
  • Tap: Perrin & Rowe 4866 Oberon C-spout with rinse, chrome