Open house: Step inside a classic white kitchen in a Victorian home in London

Looking to transform your kitchen? Be inspired by the stunning space in this Victorian house in South West London which mixes classic cabinetry with sleek white worktops.

With plenty of room for prepping, cooking and dining this bright, spacious, open-plan scheme combines functionality and striking design to great effect.

Simplicity is key here with pristine white and warm shades of grey creating a clean modern look, while beautiful pendant lights and pretty, decorative items prevent the space from looking stark and featureless.

An under-mounted Belfast sink and classic style mixer tap provide a period touch that is in keeping with the style of the property.

Embracing architectural features, such as traditional sash windows and cornicing, plus adding plan open-shelving and integrating lighting into the design helps give a simple, contemporary scheme like this added charm and character.

White, simple units and integrated appliances keep things sleek, while a built in chimneybreast and a decorative mantelpiece above add interest.

The maple, porcelain floor tiles add to the seamless link between the different zones of this large, light-filled family room and their white washed appearance lends a lived in look.

A careful selection of crockery – some white, some brightly coloured – pretty glassware, a rustic, wooden dining table, and thoughtfully placed displays of fruit, flowers and herbs add splashes of colour.

A large, freestanding, dark wooden cabinet filled with glassware and special pieces contrasts beautifully with the pale white and grey kitchen. And accents like the ornately carved screen and rattan sofa project warmth and an eclectic feel.

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