North Worple Way, SW14
Kitchen Style: Traditional
Kitchen Range: Mornington Beaded
Kitchen Colour: Partridge Grey
Door Type: Lay On
Cabinet Finish: Truffle Bardolino Oak
Worksurface Material: Quartz 30mm
Worksurface Finish: Absolute Marbled White
Appliances: Blomberg, Neff, Beko
Oliver and Casey came to us through a referral – their friends had their kitchen from us and had recommended our services. They had some ideas that were set in stone and also some ideas that they weren’t exactly sure how to piece together. After a few conversations between the three of us we had our brief; something traditional looking to keep aligned with the Victorian fabric of the building. They also wanted some rustic-chic elements. We went for the Mornington Beaded range – a traditional looking door which is made from solid Ash, in the partridge grey showed off the subtle woodgrain brilliantly – tying in with the floor and the dining table they were planning (both wooden). We played around with the door colours for a little while to ensure we got the right one. Initially they wanted to go for a darker shade – however with only one window it could have darkened the room too much and so eventually they opted for the Partridge grey which was in keeping with the look they wanted to achieve but also brightened the room instead.
We teamed the light grey doors with Barton Copper handles to match some of the other soft furnishings (shelving, sockets and tap, as well as the pipework to the iron radiators and the lampshades), and the traditional Belfast sink was another classic touch, compounding the traditional feel.
Finally – Oliver and Casey opted for a Quartz worktop. They wanted something that would be hard wearing but needed little maintenance. Again – they wanted something that would lighten the room but would still offer some contrast to the doors and also have a natural look. The Absolute Marbled White is finely formed using modern techniques that give the same properties as a natural rock like granite, but doesn’t need to be treated annually. It’s incredibly tough and is often made to look like the real thing. The one chosen in this kitchen is designed to look like marble and I personally I think finishes this kitchen off perfectly. The use of many raw materials (Wood, copper, marble look quartz) – has really worked and has created a fantastic kitchen.