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The Brief was to freshen up the existing kitchen and bring it up to date. The kitchen was very country chic but for such a classic Georgian House it required a more luxurious and quality atmosphere. The units were painted in Farrow & Ball ‘Purbec Stone’ giving the kitchen a bright, clean and transitional feel. The wooden handles were replaced with contemporary silver knobs.
One of the starting points for the design was the tiles as the client had requested a characteristic, grey, Moroccan Style tile and therefore the tiles behind the Aga and sink replaced the previous dull brown tiles. The existing slate floor was kept and polished to give a glossy finish rather than matte, majorly brightening up the room.
Maximising light was a key requirement in the design of this interior; this was achieved by changing the colour of the walls from magnolia to white. Two walls were also picked out in a dark grey creating a feature wall and highlighting the Aga surround. A dark brown beam across the ceiling made the kitchen feel enclosed and dark and therefore was painted in white eggshell to open the room up.
The splash board around the sink was primarily wood which needed a lot of care and attention and had become tired and worn. This was replaced with granite to match the existing worktop. A decision was made to keep the Oak island top to keep an element of the natural, country chic look.
The traditional dresser and dining table were kept however the chairs and bar stools were replaced with up to date, luxury, upholstered furnishings; creating the ultimate mix of old and new.
New blinds were made to measure and installed with fabric that tied in with tiles, furnishings and wall colours.
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