Take a tour of this glamorous walnut kitchen

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This Derbyshire ex-hotel was renovated by the current owners and turned into a contemporary family home with a new modern, open-plan kitchen at its heart.

All the kitchen cabinetry was designed by Churchwood Designs.

1/9 Walnut kitchen

walnut kitchen

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Helsby)

2/9 Kitchen island

kitchen with wooden cabinets

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Helsby)

A central kitchen island provides a useful preparation area and cooking zone, as well as plenty of extra kitchen storage. A sleek extractor hood sits above the island creating an interesting feature, while decorative candelabras add drama.

This cooker hood is from Miele.

3/9 Range cooker

kitchen with range cooker

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Helsby)

A contemporary extra-wide range cooker was installed, with twin ovens and warming drawers for extra convenience. The sleek cabinet handles are reflected in the doors of the ovens for added continuity, making the cooker blend with the kitchen units.

This range cooker is from De Dietrich.

4/9 Sink unit

kitchen with cream cabinets

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Helsby)

The warm, walnut units are broken up with a line of cream cabinets surrounding the sink area. A central window above the sink with matching walnut shutters, provides a picturesque view of the garden.

For similar shutters, try Thomas Sanderson, and for plenty of cream and neutral paint shades, head to Farrow & Ball.

5/9 Sink

kitchen with cabinet and washbasin sink

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Helsby)

2 single undermounted stanless-steel sinks, and a professional-style tap create a practical wet area. A bespoke plate rack provides attractive crockery storage, for a contemporary twist on a country-style kitchen.

Both the tap and the twin sinks are from Franke. The bespoke plate rack was made by Churchwood Designs.

6/9 Larder cupboard

wooden larder cupboard

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Helsby)

Storage is key in this family kitchen and with chic walnut larders positioned either side of the handy breakfast station, all dry food is kept off the surfaces, creating extra space. The white worktop helps balance out the expanse of wooden units.

The larders were made by Churchwood Designs. For similar door handles look at John Lewis.

7/9 Fridge

kitchen with cabinet and fridge

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Helsby)

This American-style fridge-freezer sits neatly in a walnut surround, and is within easy reach of the kitchen island for convenient cooking. Underfloor heating keeps the room toasty on cold winter mornings!

This fridge-freezer is from De Dietrich, and the flooring is from Porcelain Tiles.

8/9 Coffee machine

wooden cabinets with coffee maker

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Helsby)

A built-in microwave and coffee maker, sit in a separate walnut unit on the other side of the breakfast area, grouping most of the appliances together for added convenience.

Both the microwave and coffee machine are by De Dietrich.

9/9 Cream dresser

kitchen with cream dresser

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Helsby)

A large fitted dresser unit fills one side of the kitchen, providing plenty of storage, with frosted glass concealing the contents. The same handles are used through the kitchen, while the dresser is painted cream to add depth and break up the walnut units.

This dresser was made by Churchwood Designs.

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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.