After eighteen years of designing, crafting, and installing exquisite bespoke kitchens across London, we’ve seen it all. From grand, double island layouts with walk-in wine cellars to intricate Art Deco-inspired interiors, we’ve crafted hundreds of remarkable, completely unique spaces. However, some of our favourite projects are, in fact, more pared-back in their nature.
Combining soft, radiant colours with captivating symmetry, our understated designs allow the quality of our craftsmanship to shine through. Their quiet beauty emanates elegance and sophistication, bringing a breathtaking presence to any room. Despite potential misconceptions, opting for a more minimal scheme doesn’t mean sacrificing character. Each of our custom-designed and built kitchens has its own individual personality and style. To shed some light on our less is more approach and help you find inspiration for your upcoming project, we’re taking a look at four of our best-loved, most unassuming designs.
Hampton Painted Shaker Kitchen
This light and airy kitchen in Hampton, London, perfectly complements its spacious contemporary surroundings. Limiting tall furniture to one end of the room helps accentuate the high ceilings in the centre of the space. The lack of wall cabinetry also draws your attention to the striking chimney breast surrounding the charming Stoves range cooker. Centring the island to the mantle creates a superb focal point, bringing a sense of balance to the overall layout. Meanwhile, the clean shaker door fronts and minimalist drawers pair beautifully with the linear, modern architecture. Little Greene’s French Grey Pale and Scree brim with luminosity in the ample natural light that floods through the skylight and tall Crittal windows. This elegant bespoke Hampton kitchen works in seamless harmony with the breathtaking space.
Wandsworth Common Handleless Shaker Kitchen
Keeping your kitchen design simple is a fantastic way to highlight the character of your property, allowing any distinctive architectural features to take centre stage. Hence why this graceful, pared-back kitchen works so well in our client’s stunning industrial Wandsworth Common home. Our handleless shaker furniture strikes the perfect balance between the classic and the contemporary. The framed detailing evokes timeless charm, softening the modern interior while cleverly referencing the Crittal windows and angular roof lantern. Traditional cup and knob handles could feel at odds with the property’s industrial features, like the black steel pillar and windows. Instead, a handleless finish establishes a cohesive aesthetic. Little Greene’s earthy-toned Lead Colour and crisp French Grey Pale look wonderful and calming against the organic exposed brick slips. This deceptively understated kitchen feels effortlessly chic.
Handleless Painted Shaker Kitchen Fulham
Something as simple as a rich hue and a luxurious surface offers the potential to transform even the most seemingly straightforward design. However, as with any apparently uncomplicated interior, it’s all about attention to detail. And in this beautiful Fulham kitchen, our attention to detail really shines through. Lining up perfectly with the centre of the hob, our exquisite handleless cabinetry is completely flawless, even down to the square cornices around the tall units and the small drawer beneath the ovens. A narrow picture shelf adds to the streamlined look, establishing a spacious, open feel. What takes this charming, pared-back kitchen to the next level is the stunning butterfly book-matched splashback. We meticulously matched two extraordinary pieces of Stataurio Grey Opal Quartz. The seamless join creates a captivating, mirrored effect. Together the showstopping marbled splashback and opulent blue Basalt hue bring a wonderful sense of drama to the space.
Shaker Kitchen With Curves Esher
From the beautiful tile splashback to the elegant French Grey cabinetry, there’s nothing overtly glamorous about this space. Nevertheless, it’s impossible to ignore the regal atmosphere pervading the room. What gives this Esher kitchen its undeniably magnificent character is, again, our charming, diligently introduced detailing. Curved corners bring a graceful bespoke touch to our handcrafted in-frame furniture. Traditional cockbead frames also add a subtle sense of sophistication. They look particularly lovely on the custom open cabinets with tongue and groove backs. The tongue and groove panelling ties in beautifully with the beaded detailing, emulating the grand country kitchens of old. Beautiful, polished nickel handles from Armac Martin make the perfect finishing touch.
As these four stunning kitchens go to show, less is often more. Thanks to the quality of our exquisitely crafted cabinetry and our excellent eye for detail, even the most understated interiors can exude unrivalled elegance and charm. We hope our article has helped you understand some of the thinking behind our work and find inspiration for your upcoming project. However, if you would like to explore some of our more extravagant creations, please click here to browse our gallery. Or, to discuss your plans with our talented team, please call us on 020 7381 0488 or email [email protected].