Bridger Kitchen Diary – A closer look at the Classic Shaker in Hadley Wood, Greater London

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This bespoke kitchen was one we couldn’t wait to send our photographer to. There were lots of reasons why… the design, the layout, the special features and not forgetting the style. You will understand why when you look through the pictures below. A couple of the features were a first for us and they are just so pretty as they flow through the room. We worked with interior designer @andreamaflininteriors on this project. ⠀

We welcome you into this Classic Shaker we designed and built for our client in Hadley Wood…

… a suburban area close to the border of Hertfordshire and filled with lots of stunning properties.

Our client extended their London property as they had lots of outdoor space. They decided to renovate rather than move and make this property their forever home. They had a big kitchen wish list for their space and wanted a two-tone colour scheme, making the island a statement feature.

The kitchen island has been hand-painted in Hicks Blue by Little Greene Paint Company. The rest of the kitchen has been hand-painted in Slate V 165 by Paint and Paper Library.

Hicks Blue is powerful colour with a dramatic effect. It is named after David Hicks, one of the most important designers of the 60s and 70s. Besides domestic projects for the English aristocracy, Hicks also worked on many commercial projects and used this blue in the restaurant at the top of the London Telecom Tower in 1962.

Slate V 165 is a slate grey colour from the Architectural Colours collection. This is the darkest of the slate greyscale, providing accents in any interior colour scheme.

In this kitchen design, the island was designed in the longer part of the L-shaped room that looked out onto the garden, a dining table sits behind this with plenty of light from up above. The island was formed as a functional piece of furniture with plenty of storage, a seating area and that impressive NEFF hob with extractor. It also serves as a prep area.

The worktops are a Noble Carrara – a marble style quartz that offers a durable and long-lasting surface as well as the icing on the cake with the beautiful veined design seen throughout.

We love the choice of furnishings and pendants adding warmth and a beautiful glow to the kitchen layout.

Our client had a chic French style for their kitchen and decided on a couple of open shelves to store dry ingredients in glass Kilner jars. They perfectly sit next to one another above a stunning antique glass mirrored splashback at the sink area.

Our client chose a Shaws of Darwin 1000mm double bowl sink complete with a Perrin & Rowe Ionian Mixer with a rinse in chrome and a Quooker Nordic Classic Round for instant boiling water.

On either side of this, a symmetrical layout was designed with NEFF ovens, a microwave and a steam oven with storage above and below for baking trays and pots and pans.

The galley kitchen works so well in the space. Utilising all corners and producing the kitchen work triangle fit for any cook.

Armac Martin knobs and handles were chosen throughout the kitchen cabinetry all in polished chrome – Queslett Knobs, Queslett Pulls & Washwood Pulls. The mix of the handles and knobs look extra special against the light and dark hues of the paint colour.

Queslett has a classic New England look perfect for kitchen and utility cabinets – a beautiful blend of form and function.

Washwood presents a hint of sophisticated luxury.

An overview shot of the individual pieces is seen here. They offer a really unique look and feel and provide our clients with a custom kitchen to suit their personalities and individual needs.

The attention to detail is second to none and we are really proud of the finish.

Now that’s a bookcase! Bespoke to the client’s individual needs and a great design to fill a corner of this hub of the home. A walnut interior, large open shelving, a mirrored backdrop and a quartz worktop to act as a cold shelf for decorative items and a place to look through the cookery books. We can’t think of anything else that this spectacular bookcase needs?! Below we also designed a drawer and cupboards with bespoke chopping boards and a serving tray, fully engraved with their personal choice!⠀

A first for us and something that our client saw and fell in love with. They wanted a piece of furniture that had a ladder attached to it. We came up with a design to build a drinks cabinet/ dresser in this part of the space and incorporated a walnut ladder that runs along an antique rail to reach the upper cabinetry.

The ladder quite simply just hooks on the metal rail and slides across at ease reaching to the upper cabinetry. When not in use it just hooks off and goes on the rail to the left which is slightly higher to take the ladder off the floor. ⠀

The cabinet itself is divided up with glass-fronted cabinets in the middle that stores the glassware and china serveware. A walnut wine rack is seen below that holds up to 25 bottles of wine and cabinets are built on either side that is symmetrical to store more entertaining items. ⠀

A shot straight on of the unique dresser offering lots of functionality and style. We are in absolute awe of it!

A full-height pull out larder is seen here with a cupboard next to it just for the hoover! We also designed a single kitchen cabinet with a cold shelf for the fruit bowl and an area where memos can be put for an organised life.

If you would like to know more about our bespoke handmade kitchens contact us today – we look forward to hearing from you. We will make your dream turn into reality and design and build you the most amazing hub of the home.