Be inspired by an elegant painted kitchen

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This spacious open-plan kitchen is filled with an eclectic mix of hand-painted furniture and luxurious touches. Gold dining chairs complement an elegant mirror and gilded pendant lights.

Kitchen design
Moorland Kitchens

Shaker range at Harvey Jones

1/7 Mirror

kitchen area with wooden flooring and white shelves on wall

(Image credit: Future PLC/Colin Poole)

Lance Roberts Period Mirrors

2/7 Island unit

kitchen room with kitchen worktop and flower in vase

(Image credit: Future PLC/Colin Poole)

As there are no wall-mounted cupboards, the large tongue-and-groove-clad island shields most of the cabinetry, making the room feel like more of a relaxed living space than just a kitchen. To one side, an American fridge freezer dispenses ice and water.

Marble worktop
Gerald Culliford
Calamine at Farrow & Ball
Similar fridge freezer

3/7 Open shelving

kitchen room with white wall and kitchen cabinets

(Image credit: Future PLC/Colin Poole)

Floating shelves along the back wall, painted to match the room, are a less oppressive option than overhead cupboards. Here, they are used to display appliances and crockery. The marble worksurface has been continued to serve as a beautifully veined splashback.

4/7 Aga

kitchen room with shelves on wall

(Image credit: Future PLC/Colin Poole)

This pistachio coloured Aga stands out against the cream cabinetry and open shelving, while Smoked Oak floorboards add warmth to the scheme.

Aga Living
Shaded White at Farrow & Ball

5/7 Gas hob

steel utensil on gas hob and radish

(Image credit: Future PLC/Colin Poole)

A gas hob, installed on the island unit, is a speedy cooking alternative to the Aga.

Wok burner

6/7 Essential storage

kitchen room with wooden flooring and wooden cabinet

(Image credit: Future PLC/Colin Poole)

This cupboard front conceals a pair of oak drawers that house crockery and dry goods. It's a clever trick to gain flexible storage space, while preserving the uncluttered look of the kitchen.

7/7 Sink area

sink area with stainless steel tap and white bowls

(Image credit: Future PLC/Colin Poole)

A stainless-steel tap contributes to the eclectic feel of the room.


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Thea Babington-Stitt
Managing Editor

Thea Babington-Stitt is the Managing Editor for Ideal Home. Thea has been working across some of the UK’s leading interiors titles for around 10 years.

She started working on these magazines and websites after graduating from City University London with a Masters in Magazine Journalism. Before moving to Ideal Home, Thea was News and Features Editor at Homes & Gardens, LivingEtc and Country Homes & Interiors.