Gloss and wood kitchen with red breakfast bar


The brief:
A new build, five-bed property in one of London’s most affluent settlements, Bickley, was after an interesting kitchen to stand out in this classic, luxury home. The property was built in a mock tudor style with timber framing, but the client wanted a modern design for the new kitchen, with different finishes and features. The contemporary kitchen needed to fit the interiors of the rest of the house, but have that wow factor to impress potential buyers.


The solution:
The primary design for the kitchen, Infinity High Gloss in Cloud, was complemented by Black and White Zebrano accents on the island cupboards and built-in cupboard doors, as well as the centrepiece – the striking red glass breakfast bar.

Stoneham was able to combine a number of ranges to achieve the perfect kitchen for the client. Using the Infinity range as the main design, the kitchen also features white cabinets from the Flow range, a Silestone worktop and aluminium sink top beneath the window, and black and white Zebrano veneers on the island cabinets and on the cabinet doors. The central island, with a white worktop in Polar Cap and an anthracite oak finish to one side, is given a brilliant pop of colour with the painted glass breakfast bar in a rich red.

And the unique design continues throughout the house; the open plan kitchen features a lounging area with flat screen television encased in a black and white zebrano frame, with a red glass backdrop, matching the breakfast bar, giving the living space a sense of cohesion and flow.

Completed in the summer of this year, the kitchen has all the latest mod cons, including Siemens appliances and a Quooker boiling water tap. The glossy finishes of the kitchen surfaces, as well as the black mirrored oven door, helps to reflect natural light in the kitchen. And the artificial lighting has been specially designed to give the kitchen a bright and welcoming atmosphere, achieved through spotlights, bulkhead lighting and LED illumination beneath counter tops.

Every Stoneham kitchen is given high attention to detail, and this kitchen was no exception. With the beautiful curves of the island, signature pop of colour, and unusual design, this unique space oozes personality and style.