Renovating this open plan ground floor kitchen / living and dining space we installed light grey polished concrete floors, to complement the existing white-washed Dinesen douglas fir joinery and ample top lighting that enters through the glass walk on roof above. This compact luxury kitchen had to create a natural material warmth and remain tidy through ingenious concealed cabinetry, using a material palette of stone, timber and dark metal – meticulously detailed to respond to the compact space in collaboration with kitchen specialists Shape.
Vertical white washed oak slats were used to create a play of light and shadow, both when lit from the daylight above and in the evening through the recessed LED lights embedded in the joinery. The linear patterning across the surfaces concealing the arrangement of latest integrated appliances and pull out cabinetry through carefully sizing the slat widths.
A curved feature end cabinet, forms a solid wall to one side that fades into a more subtle visual layering of materials. Open slatted oak doors sit above the display shelving mounted in front of the Sapien Stone ‘Calacatta Macchia vecchia’ splash back above the Gaggenau hob. Hit and miss slat openings at high level, neatly integrating the ventilation required for a concealed AC system and pull out shelves hidden within cabinets hold tea / coffee stations with bespoke pod holder drawer inlays.
The stone waterfall breakfast island, complements the dining area as a secondary home work area and bar counter – opposite a concealed dark wood larder. This contrasting pocket of luxurious American Black Walnut and Marazzi Saharra Noir stone, mirror lining and glass shelving is concealed within the pale oak pocket doors. A secret cabinet for evening entertaining in this luxury kitchen interior.
Kitchen : Shape
Main Contractor : Purple Brown Ltd
Ventilation : Centurion
Marble – Gerrard Culliford
Concrete : Steyson Granolithic
Photography : Chris Wharton
Portobello Road, Kensington