Take a tour around a walnut and Parapan kitchen

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This kitchen by WA Croker & Son (opens in new tab) features beautiful American Black walnut furniture in an open-plan arrangement that’s perfectly suited for entertaining. To balance the dark cabinetry, the walls were painted in Cream by Dulux (opens in new tab), while Sand porcelain floor tiles from Chelmsford Tile & Bath Showrooms (opens in new tab) reflect light around the spacious room.

1 of 10 Walnut kitchen

kitchen with wooden round table and wooden drawers

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2 of 10 Fridge-freezer

fridge freezer with white flooring and round wooden table

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To break up the expanse of walnut, the scheme includes a bank of floor-to-ceiling black Parapan (opens in new tab) cabinetry. In the centre, a large American fridge freezer by Amana (opens in new tab) is flanked by a Miele (opens in new tab) single oven on the right and a coffee machine with a warming drawer on the other side, also by Miele (opens in new tab).

3 of 10 Spray tap

sink tap with flower and window

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The detachable spray on this Hansgrohe (opens in new tab) tap comes in handy for rinsing large baking trays, while an In-Sink-Erator (opens in new tab) waste disposal unit attached to the sink proves an invaluable tool for mincing food scraps rather than just putting them in the bin.

4 of 10 Breakfast bar

breakfast bar with cup and wooden worktop

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The breakfast bar has real character with its curving expanse of walnut surrounding a central core of Nero Impala granite, from Marbonyx (opens in new tab).

5 of 10 Wine cooler

wine cooler with marble worktop and glass door

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Integrated into the base cabinetry is a Miele (opens in new tab) wine cooler that boasts a dynamic cooling system and vibration-free compressor to keep bottles in optimum condition. The five pull-out shelves can hold up to 38 bottles and two independent temperature zones enable white and red wine to be stored here.

6 of 10 Cutlery drawer

cutlery drawers with spoons

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Positioned next to the Aga (opens in new tab) is a cutlery drawer with handmade walnut compartments that can be lifted out and carried to the breakfast bar opposite. Underneath, two deep pan drawers store Aga (opens in new tab) trays while the sleek granite worksurface above provides ample space for hot food waiting to be served.

7 of 10 Pull-out larder

fridge freezer with pull outracks and fridge freezer

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A wash of dark acrylic cabinetry occupies an entire wall, making a bold but stylish statement in the kitchen. Floor-to-ceiling, pull-out racks either side of the fridge freezer provide ample storage for dry foodstuffs and keep cooking ingredients in one place.

8 of 10 Coffee machine

coffee machine with round wooden table and cup

(Image credit: Future PLC/James Underton)

Miele (opens in new tab) coffee machine takes pride of place next to the breakfast bar while a warming drawer below provides a handy place for stirring and resting cups.

9 of 10 Relaxed living area

living area with bar stools and sofa

(Image credit: Future PLC/James Underton)

The undulating walnut breakfast bar continues into the ‘chill-out’ zone. The surrounding stools came from Dansk (opens in new tab). For a minimalist finish, ceiling spotlights were installed to avoid interrupting the sleek design.

10 of 10 Self-cleaning oven

cleaning oven

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The built-in Miele (opens in new tab) oven offers an alternative cooking method to the Aga (opens in new tab) for the summer months. The 66-litre model comes with several automatic cooking programmes plus a self-clean option and five removable shelves.

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Thea Babington-Stitt
Thea Babington-Stitt

Thea Babington-Stitt is the Assistant Editor for Ideal Home. Thea has been working across some of the UK’s leading interiors titles for nearly 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.