The Coach House Kitchen
Sunshine and south facing with lofty high ceilings and lots of glass make this kitchen so warm, bright and spacious, there is plenty of storage and work surface yet it feels minimal and almost spartan in its simplicity.
No wall cupboards, just one small shelf, gives a clean sharp feel which is instantly appealing and the contrast of light and dark paint is bold and dramatic. It’s hard to imagine this kitchen is in an amazingly pretty Victorian family home in the Hertfordshire countryside, it almost looks as if it could be in LA, with its cool feel and rustic styling. We love walking into a beautiful house and seeing how our kitchen has settled in and become part of someone’s home and their everyday family life. The choices of flooring are exciting to see, in this case an unusually pale parquet, with a limed finish makes such an impact on the finished look and feel of the room. Natural stone, something reclaimed and original, or wood, everyone has a vision for their floor and parquet is definitely the look of the moment, it just seems to work anywhere and everywhere.
Lighting is another part of the kitchen that our customers take a lot of care choosing, the classic ‘Island with Pendants’ look is different in every home and we would definitely recommend something subtle and understated as it is such a strong image within the room it can become dated quite quickly. The graphic glass and metal lights in this kitchen were bespoke and simple, yet still strong in shape and design and worked beautifully with the Crittall style doors which led outside to a very private south facing garden.