Poplar cabinetry with mirror insets has been hand-painted in shades of deep grey and cream. Mirror is also used for the plinths, which gives the illusion that the units and island are floating. Weathered oak boards offer great contrast.
Macassar kitchen cabinetry
1/9 Down Pipe and Shaded White paint
A central workstation is the focal point of the design and houses a prep sink, slide-out bin and pull-out drawers. The glass worktop and strips of mirror in the cabinetry bounce light around the room.
3/9 Chopping block
A chunky, end-grain maple board creates a handy prep area at the end of the island.
4/9 Pull-out bin
A smart bin tucks away neatly in a deep drawer in the central workstation. CaesarStone tops the base units, while glass covers the island.
Worktops and glass
William Hockley Interiors, 01403 701917
5/9 Cutlery drawer
This roomy drawer has lots of dividers to keep cutlery and utensils well organised.
A freestanding stainless-steel American fridge-freezer is set into the wall to create an integrated look.
7/9 Crockery storage
Deep drawers help create a neat look from the outside and, here, an internal drawer makes the most of space. The top drawer has a walnut front and highlights the attention to detail that can be achieved with bespoke design.
Villeroy & Boch
A floor-to-ceiling cupboard includes a mix of walnut shelves and drawers, providing plenty of storage for dry goods. A freestanding microwave is kept in the larder, so that worktops remain clutter-free.
9/9 Sink area
An undermounted single-bowl stainless-steel sink provides ample space to rinse vegetables and pans. A pull-out mixer tap is a practical option.
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Heather Young has been Ideal Home’s Editor since late 2020, and Editor-In-Chief since 2023. She is an interiors journalist and editor who’s been working for some of the UK’s leading interiors magazines for over 20 years, both in-house and as a freelancer.
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