In 2019 Innermost Interiors helped revamp this kitchen, painting wooden units to bring them up to date, adding new tiles, knobs, chairs, bar stools etc for a really contemporary finish. Towards the end of 2021 we were back helping with a whole new extension. Previously, this kitchen was accessed from a long corridor and had a door out to a small, dark wood conservatory which looked so wrong on this period property.
See the before images below versus the proposed design…
The old conservatory has been removed and part of the corridor extended out to create a more traditional style orangery. The kitchen has been opened out into this space by widening the original door to the old conservatory and original door to the corridor. Between these two openings, a double sided log burner has been integrated.
Rather than enclosing the space, the remaining corridor has been blended into the room. The corridor has been panelled all the way around, which is continued along the side wall of the orangery. Rather than having a door between the corridor and orangery, a gate has been created to look like panelling to create a separated area for the dogs. Every home should have a child or dog gate this stylish!
The overall style of the orangery has been designed to blend with the kitchen with tones of grey throughout, however splashes of colour have been added using a bright, contemporary mustard.
The pattern seen in the Moroccan inspired tiles in the kitchen is pulled through into the orangery, using a rug and coffee table which incorporate similar patterns.
The interior also expresses the countryside setting of the property using the Mulberry Flying Ducks wallpaper around the corridor and creating a feature wall in the orangery. This pattern is also reflected in some of the interiors textiles in a different colourway.
Garden furniture such as the hanging wicker chair connect the room to the exterior as well as adding a really fun element. Plenty of plants also bring the outside in!