For this grand new-build, situated in the fashionable Chislehurst area, the client wanted a kitchen that would reflect the contemporary tone of the home and would make a statement through innovative design. The kitchen needed to fit the open-plan living area, be supremely functional yet accommodating and transition smoothly into the surrounding space.
Stoneham Kitchens Holwood range, finished in an on-trend, grey-shade of Anthracite Oak, met the brief head on and achieved an ultramodern aesthetic with the perfect balance of space and materials. Simple design, clean lines – uninterrupted through the use of inset steel trim handles – and designated cooking and dining areas combine to create a fluid space that is timeless and functional.
The quartz-topped island, with built-in breakfast bar, introduces an open dynamic to the kitchen. It integrates cooking, storage and dining in a single space, seamlessly becoming a part of the surrounding living area. Mirroring the island from above is a stunning drop-down bulkhead, with LED lighting and extractor fan, stylishly establishing the island as the centerpiece.
Floor-to-ceiling Anthracite Oak cabinets contrast powerfully with the classic white of the island. Fitted with discrete and innovative storage, such as the highly acclaimed Legrabox drawer system by Blum, they ensure everything has its place.
Framed by the cabinets, the integrated ovens are integral to the design of the kitchen – acquiring a decorative character that dismantles the idea of the kitchen as an exclusively utilitarian space. And the made-to-measure wine cooler, set in the lower cabinetry, makes this an ideal kitchen for entertaining.
Symmetry is used to great effect to achieve balance in the design: cabinets that run beneath the kitchen window are repeated on the wall opposite, the window itself cleverly reflected in the white cabinets with black-glass mirrored panels.
This multi-faceted living space expertly pairs the best materials with great design to create a harmonious composition that is at once visually striking, fully functional and welcoming.