A Striking Blue Kitchen With an Added Wow Factor

Blue kitchen cupboards with marble worktops and industrial details and a copper clad fire-box

Blue kitchen cupboards with marble worktops and industrial details

This bespoke, open-plan kitchen was designed by Mark Taylor Design for a Surrey based family. The clients had recently bought their four-bedroom, modern detached home but decided to re-design the kitchen to suit their needs. They wanted to create a space for all of the family to use as the main living area – including a kitchen with a large island for cooking, chatting and eating, and a TV/lounge area that opens out on to the garden. The result is a stunning space featuring cupboards painted in Little Greene Paint Company’s James shade, Calcutta marble worktops, and an island that has a unique shape with an angled copper base. The beautiful blue cupboards aside, there are a few features that we can definitely steal be inspired by.

Blue kitchen cupboards with marble worktops and industrial details and a copper clad fire-box

A Copper Clad Fire Box

Well, there’s no denying the wow factor here. It’s right there in front of you as soon as you walk through the door! The Bio Fire Box is digitally controlled and ignited remotely and is pre-programmed with six heat/flame settings. All of which can be adjusted with a remote control or a i-Pad.

Blue kitchen cupboards with marble worktops and industrial details and internal Crittall windows

Crittall Windows from the Hall to the Kitchen

Currently the most popular windows for most designer projects, and it’s easy to see why. The black metal frames are a thing of beauty and the perfect choice here. Not only do they flood the hall and kitchen with light. They also frame that gorgeous firebox too so that is can be seen before you even enter the room.

Blue kitchen cupboards with marble worktops and industrial details and a copper clad island unit

A Copper Clad Island Unit

Copper has been the metal of choice for a long time now but this is the first shaped kitchen island I have seen in it. The angled base is quite inspired. Not only is it more interesting than the basic island shape, but it provides more room for knees and feet. No more telling the kids to ‘stop kicking’.

Blue kitchen cupboards with marble worktops and industrial details

Industrial Elements

The metal bar-stools and factory pendant lights are also bang-on-trend. They provide contrast to the luxurious marble finish on the worktops and enforce the perception that this is a room for the entire family.

Blue kitchen cupboards with marble worktops and industrial details

The Finer Details

And finally, the devil really is in the details. The oak plinths with concealed lighting, the dovetailed drawers and the cutlery and utensil dividers are all luxuries that will give pleasure for years to come.

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7 Comments

  1. Reply

    Rebecca HObden

    September 20, 2018

    Please can you advise on the Crittal screens being fire proof and ‘blocking’ a kitchen. We would love to have them but understand you have to have something fireproof if your kitchen leads to the hall/stairs….

    • Reply

      deardesigner

      September 21, 2018

      Hi Rebecca, I’ve never actually used them myself so can’t help here. I suggest you contact a Crittal supplier for the best advice. 🙂

  2. Reply

    Ann

    April 14, 2017

    Those marble table-tops + copper island unit is stunning. It seems cold but at the same time incredibly elegant.
    Ann

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    wendy kroy

    April 11, 2017

    I love the copper clad fire box- it looks amazing!

    • Reply

      deardesigner

      April 12, 2017

      Stunning isn’t it

  4. Reply

    Will

    March 24, 2017

    I love the internal iron and glass doors – so Nancy Meyers! One day I hope to have a kitchen with space for an island unit, one day! 😉 xx

    • Reply

      deardesigner

      March 26, 2017

      You and me both Will. I reckon you’ll get there first though. xx

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