Continuing with my favourite subject lately about kitchens that don’t look like kitchens. This beautiful example manages to combine rusticity with a retro aesthetic to create a warm and welcoming family space. It was the perfect project to work on for The Main Company, whose ethos it is to use reclaimed and rustic materials wherever possible. While the client, who had a very distinctive vintage style, achieved a room filled with its own quirks and individuality.
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The kitchen was part of a wider property renovation, and now benefits from an open plan design. This is perfect for family life and provides an ideal space for entertaining. The floor-to-ceiling windows create a wonderfully light, bright and airy feel that allowed the homeowners to get creative with their colour scheme. So warm metallic tones were chosen, through the use of materials such as antique brass and concrete, to create a unique aesthetic.
Open shelving has been chosen over wall cabinets, which presented the homeowner with the opportunity for additional styling and decoration. While the cabinetry elsewhere in the kitchen features a smooth, handleless design. This creates clean, simple and unfussy lines. Finished in a deep green, these cupboards complement the rich copper colours used elsewhere for an overall palette that is playful, inviting and cosy. And the entire look is brought together through the use of vintage-inspired tiles for a striking focal point that draws the eye inwards.
Without a doubt the centrepiece of the entire space is the statement kitchen island. It’s topped with an impressive wraparound concrete worktop and has a beautiful antique brass panel at the front. I’m sure this material looks particularly stunning when it catches the sun. And its patina will only improve as time goes on.
The entire open-plan space has been finished beautifully with mismatched pendant lighting, jewel toned furniture, artwork and houseplants. It’s a look that is somehow both strikingly retro yet modern, all at once. Full of personality. Just as I like it.
Bespoke kitchen prices from The Main Company start from £25,000 inc VAT.