We invite you in to take a look around our recent project in Winchmore Hill in closer detail. With the traditional design being chosen we pushed it to the limit and mixed it up with two different front styles for character and a bespoke finish. Something we haven’t done before and is a first, which we must say looks absolutely out of this world.
The colour scheme was mixed up a bit with a strong architectural grey and an understated grey that is extremely versatile to produce a calming retreat that’s stylish, fabulous and ultra-modern.
Let us introduce to you the Grey Traditional Shaker…
… a breath taking space with cooking appliances that are among the best in the world, situated in an affluent suburban area in the Borough of Enfield.
The central island boasts more than just extra space, it’s a charming way to tell a story. Plush velvet button bar stools glide around the circular rounded breakfast bar keeping within the stylish design, while the dark wooden frames contrast against the light floor and worktops. Silver delicate beads fill the stools with a hint of glamour and make way to follow today’s trend.
Not only does the island tell a story but also acts as a divider in this large open-plan space. The breakfast bar is just the start of the conversation allowing guests to pull up a chair and get the conversation flowing while the cook is creating something spectacular. The cook can get involved and once the meal is prepared dinner can be served at the dining table.
Just look at that space! Since photographing this kitchen space, it has become a firm favourite and most talked-about traditional kitchens within the Nicholas Bridger portfolio. It’s a favourite of ours too and has been a joy to complete. We really couldn’t wait to get our photographer down to the suburbs of Winchmore Hill.
Let’s look in more detail at the colours…
We hand-painted the main kitchen in Cornforth White & the island in Plummett both by Farrow & Ball.
Cornforth White is an understated grey, an easy neutral, extremely versatile colour and is totally understated. It has been named in memory of John Cornforth, the revered architectural historian.
Plummett is a lighter lead and has strong architectural characteristics, which is one the most hard-edged and industrial feeling greys within the Farrow & Ball grey palette. It has been named after the lead often used by fishermen to weight their lines. It has a strikingly modern feel which is conducive to minimal living and has been a great choice for the island in this hub of the home.
The kitchen has been designed in a double galley layout with the island centred in the middle. Three luxurious pendants suspend above adding to the finishing touches and the ambience of the entire room.
We love how delicately the handmade cabinets fit within the walls of this hub of the home, seamlessly gliding through and around the large American fridge freezer.
The sink within the island features a Perrin & Rowe Parthian Single Lever Sink Mixer tap with a Kohler Iron Tones sink. A perfect little area that will come in handy for our client when they need a quick wash of the vegetables or to wipe down the surface.
We love this view from the Wolf Rangetop back over the island and breakfast table, to the front of the house, where we find the main sink area. We all enjoy standing at the sink more when there is a window into the world outside.⠀
Our client added outdoor elements to their interior by using indoor plants to decorate their kitchen in an attractive way and purifying the air making it a lot healthier. This was a firm trend back in the 70s and is making its debut in the 20th century, with many of our clients opting for this.
There are lots of windows in this kitchen that are bathed in natural sunlight to make this space appear even bigger than it already is.
The perfect wash station has been created in this hub of the home towards the back of the kitchen using the trusted brand Perrin & Rowe. It includes a Perrin & Rowe Parthian Single Lever Sink Mixer Tap, Shaker 1000 sink, Pull-out rinse & an Instant boiling tap.
Our client also took the plunge to introduce four award-winning Wolf appliances to their beautiful home. These included the Wolf M-series professional built-in oven – ICBSO30PM/S/PH, the Wolf M-series convection steam oven with pro handle – ICBCSO30PM/S/PH, the Wolf 762mm warming drawer with pro handle – ICBWWD30O, and the Wolf Sealed Burner Rangetop with 4 burners, Chargrill & Griddle – ICBSRT484CG.
Wolf appliances are among the best in the world and used by top chefs, guaranteed to operate at the highest level of accuracy and reliability for the best possible results for your food.
We also specified a bespoke ‘Bloque’ stainless steel extractor by Westin to ensure the ultimate in extraction and reliability to match the rangetop. All five appliances create the ultimate cooking experience that are enough to get anyone envy.
Storage is one of the key functions of a perfect kitchen. This island houses some pretty nifty storage solutions and an illusion of two doors when actually it’s a drawer (this is becoming quite popular in our kitchen designs). There are numerous drawers within drawers, with a convenient bin to wipe away those crumbs from the worksurface.