Classic white kitchen with circular oak breakfast bar


The brief:

Mr & Mrs S, owners of a large detached property in Reigate, Surrey, wanted to combine functionality with a design that had the wow factor. The kitchen is a heavily used area of his family home, so it was important that it had plenty of space for cooking and entertaining, as well as integrate seamlessly with the style of the attached dining area and orangery.

The solution:

Phil Ringwood from RDO Kitchen Studio, a Stoneham kitchen retailer, was selected as designer for the project. Under his recommendation and the couple’s preference, Stoneham Kitchens’ Knole range was chosen for the main furniture. It’s simple uncluttered lines and smooth-painted centre panels in Farrow and Ball’s Cornforth White create a country-modern look. To top it off, Compac Unique Arebescato, a beautiful marble effect quartz stone worktop and downstands add a luxurious finish, perfect for adding that wow factor the owner desired.

The central focus of the room is created by the kitchen island using Stoneham Kitchens Bewl range that provides sleek, flush doors painted in Farrow and Ball’s moody grey shade – Mole’s Breath. Connected to the island is a traditional style circular oak breakfast bar with an industrial light feature that resides directly above, adding a unique touch to the design and the ideal lighting for dining. The island also features an integrated Siemens induction hob and AirUno ceiling integrated extractor fan that brings food preparation into the centre of the kitchen.

The designer used a number of clever touches to maximise the space available in the kitchen. Black mirror panels added to the Sub Zero fridge freezer doors make the room look larger, and the contrasting pantry unit with internal spice rack was designed to tuck away into a recess in the walls of the room, which further maximised the space available, while adding clever additional storage.

The kitchen makes use of the latest technologies, with appliances installed in stainless steel that perfectly match the colour scheme and contemporary style of the design. An integrated Siemens microwave and Gaggenau oven with combination steam oven and warming drawer, provide the equipment required for an enthusiastic home cook. Other additions include a top of the range Miele dishwasher and Quooker tap, as well as a Miele dual zone wine cooler, a special luxury feature just for the adults!

To complement the colour scheme of the furniture, the overall brightness of the kitchen is enhanced by an abundant and sophisticated use of different lighting, including recessed LED lighting under the worktops and fully recessed LED cabinetry lighting. The RGB lighting above the kitchen island creates a stand out modern design feature, as well as contributing to the light, sophisticated feel of the kitchen that all the family can enjoy.