Bridger Kitchen Diary – A closer look at a Traditional/ Contemporary Shaker in Mapesbury, London
A very different design to our other projects, the first of its kind, but an individual style that suited our client and their fabulous home, which we are in love with! Featuring a seamless wall of furniture and a very large island with plenty of storage and worktop space, forming a single galley style kitchen layout.
Say hello to this kitchen of a unique blend of traditional and contemporary styles…
… in a large kitchen situated in a property in Mapesbury, London
As you can see from the pictures the home features panelled walls throughout and our client wanted to flow this through into their kitchen design. The kitchen cabinets feature traditional style mouldings and handleless doors creating the mix of traditional and contemporary.
Stunning chandeliers sit either end of the room and spotlights flow all in a row adding instant light and a gorgeous design feature.
The floor is large marble tiles that glisten in the light and provide a hard-wearing surface to this high-traffic room.
High ceilings fill this much-loved room with lots of natural light and the two-tone colour scheme allows for the island to take centre stage.
Because of the large space, the idea was to create a feature-wall of furniture which has been framed with a chunky wooden frame as one single piece of furniture. It looks beautiful down this side of the room with the central island in front. It’s the largest possible size from a single piece of Quartzite – which is the Bianca Eclipsia.
This striking stone features a white/grey background and a stunning spider web design in a grey semi-translucent veining that makes for the perfect statement and unique style.
A lovely shot of the appliances. Neff appliances were sourced to complete the cooking experience with a gas cooktop and downdraft extractor for the island. The sink area is made up of a stainless steel double bowl and a Quooker tap for instant boiling water. The most stunning splashback sits here also made from the Quartzite and a strip light sits above for the ideal task lighting.
Are you wondering how you open the doors? Well, with the doors along the feature wall they are a push-to-open style, which is the same for the rear storage in the island where the stools are. The bottom doors and drawers are built with a ‘J’ style handle which is hidden and lets you reach over the top of the door/drawer to pull it out.
Just look at the depth on those drawers to fit the biggest of saucepans.
This is where the day pantry is hidden. Solid wood and metal wire drawers fill the space and are designed on a long extendable pull-out for easy access to the cooking ingredients. Day pantries are very popular in the home today and we have designed many into our client’s homes. They are a great kitchen design idea and help the cook reach easier for that special ingredient.
This is a lovely shot from the dining table looking on to the galley layout. The table is a lovely perspex design with French style seating. This table design has been popular for the last couple of years and is a great choice for this kitchen.
A mirror sits to the right adding instant height and size to the kitchen, as well as making a wonderful wall feature.
If you are looking for a bespoke handmade kitchen that’s unique to you and your home, look no further than Nicholas Bridger Handmade Kitchens. Contact us today – we look forward to hearing from you.