This dramatic kitchen has lots of very striking features, but thanks to the subtle colour scheme and natural, textured materials, it feels very grounded and calm. We were asked to design a practical and easy-to-work-in kitchen for the space created by the new side return and rear extension. As the island is over three metres long we suggested our clients use Corian for the work surfaces. It’s a manufactured product that can accommodate larger sizes – natural materials can sometimes be limited in size and need joins, which our client wanted to avoid. It’s an extremely light and airy kitchen, thanks to the skylight and tall Crittal doors and windows.

  • Location: Wandsworth West Side, London
  • Style: Handleless Shaker
  • Range elevation & larder colour: Little Greene ‘French Grey Pale’
  • Island and inside glazed colour: Little Greene ‘Lead Colour’
  • Worktops: Corian Glacier White 50mm thick
  • Range: Smeg 1200 ‘Opera’ duel fuel
  • Extractor: Elica Pro-Angle 1200mm
  • Fridge: Liebherr SBSES7165
  • Dishwasher: Miele G6200SCi
  • Sink: Franke Peak PKX 160/34-18
  • Tap: Franke Minerva Irena Kettle 3-in-1 tap