Take a tour around a timeless hand-painted kitchen

Light streams in through windows dressed with curtains from Nobilis..

FCentral to this statement-making Mark Wilkinson Furniture design is a large flowing island made from American Black walnut and tulipwood, painted in Winter Thaw from the Mark Wilkinson colour range. Light streams in through windows dressed with curtains from Nobilis..

1/7 Hand-painted kitchen

hand painted kitchen with cabinets and countertop

(Image credit: Future PLC/Oliver Beamish)

2/7 Wall unit

hand painted kitchen with countertop and shelves

(Image credit: Future PLC/Oliver Beamish)

A triple-shelf wall unit in between two sash windows is perfect for displaying little knick-knacks, as well as accessories for the dining table. To allow the painted cabinetry to breathe, the walls were painted in a light colour. For similar, try Pointing by Farrow & Ball.

3/7 Taps

kitchen black worktop with taps

(Image credit: Future PLC/Oliver Beamish)

Franke Triflow filtered water tap with matching rinse is teamed with a Quooker tap that delivers boiling water.

4/7 Oven bank

white walled kitchen with oven bank and wooden table

(Image credit: Future PLC/Oliver Beamish)

Beyond the long-grain maple chopping board is a three-quarter height housing that incorporates a Miele multifunction oven, combination oven, steam oven, warming drawer and coffee machine.

5/7 Hob

white modular kitchen with black countertop

(Image credit: Future PLC/Oliver Beamish)

The sleek gas-on-glass, five-burner hob sits below a curvy glass extractor fan. Wide cutlery drawers and roomy pan storage underneath the cooking zone are fitted with bar handles in walnut and stainless steel.

6/7 Wine rack

kitchen glass wine rack with flower vase

(Image credit: Future PLC/Oliver Beamish)

One end of the curving island, topped with shiny Black Angola granite, has been left open and made into a wine rack. The limestone floor tiles came from InterDesign and were chosen for their seamless blend with the cream cabinetry.

7/7 Breakfast bar

kitchen area with glass table and white flooring

(Image credit: Future PLC/Oliver Beamish)

An egg-shaped glass breakfast bar is overlaid onto an oval end cupboard, giving the island another level and helping to bounce light around the room. The top of the cabinet is edged with a fine layer of American Black walnut and inlaid with a band of polished nickel and a centrepiece of Russian burr walnut to add interest to the design.

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Heather Young

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.