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Timber Kitchen

Here is a recently completed family kitchen that I enjoyed working on earlier this year. At our initial meeting, my client stated that she was not after a white kitchen with minimal lines for her villa home - she said this was not her or character of the house. She later explained what she was after was 'Rock'n'Roll Nana' - a great description, right? She is an artist who wanted a kitchen that looked great, wasn't too precious for her creative family and to have her collection of teacups and objects on display.
This is the result - a dark stained timber kitchen with touches of white and vintage style cabinet handles. In contrast we used unstained timber for the two display shelves to highlight her collections. The bench top is stainless steel around the working area and the island is completed with a white high pressure laminate. It was great to visit the kitchen today and see the 'life' that it possesses.

Vintage style pull handles
Industrial bar stools for the island
Square white gloss tiles for the splash back
Contrast between the dark stained and unstained timber

Photographs by Charlotte Minty.


It's so refreshing not to see acres of white plastic, predictable hidden fittings, or the ubiquitous island!

I really like how you've answered the client's brief Charlotte. Especially the little teacup spaces. The dark timber isn't for me but I understand the Rock'n'Roll Nana vibe.