custom made pale shaker kitchen with blue grey island east sheen south london

“The beautiful design and craftsmanship of our kitchen is of a standard one rarely sees nowadays with scrupulous attention to detail. Nathan went above and beyond to help us achieve the exact look we were after for our kitchen.”

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A bespoke kitchen, integrated lighting and furniture design project.

The clients provided an outline for a contemporary shaker design; nothing too minimal with a calm and warm feel incorporating a freestanding French Door refrigerator in stainless steel.

The structural aesthetics comprise base, wall and tall cabinets across adjacent walls and a central island in a pared-back Shaker style; a lightly defined section of the larger room for this beautiful kitchen.

The interpretation is fresh and contemporary with traditional notes. There is a softness, warmth and approachability to this kitchen generating that much sought-after sense of calm. By blending natural oak details with soft colour tones and lighting the temperature of the room is inviting.

The walls and main cabinets are both neutrally toned to give a receding impression so that the Shaker detailing and traditional and softening elements subtly stand-out.

Small tiles in a gentle green glazed finish and uneven shape conceal the extractor, forming an attractive feature with a traditional shelf.

An open shelving area in light oak with integrated lighting harmonises with oak details on the soft blue grey island, open wine storage in oak, and oak interiors, including in the traditional walk-in larder.

The light quartz worktops complement the tones of the cabinets and island, seamlessly incorporating an exposed butler sink.

Main cabinets - Farrow & Ball Cornforth White No. 228
Island - Farrow & Ball Pigeon No. 25


The clients also needed to solve the problem of an untidy entrance hall. With coats, shoes and bags cluttering the entrance of the home a functional piece of furniture was required, doubling as an appealing primary focal point.

The aesthetics of this hallway piece complement the kitchen; a taster on the journey there.

A traditional concept, reminiscent of a country home, is reimagined in a fresh and refined way. This effortless blend of contemporary and Shaker is visible in clean lines married with classic cabinetry and cornice detailing, and tongue and grove panelling.

Balancing cool grey blue and natural oak and open and closed storage creates a beautiful softness mirroring that of the kitchen. Light-reflecting cut glass cabinet doorknobs and brass coat hooks complete the design.

Little Greene Bone China Blue No. 107


Introduction to client by, and in part collaboration with, interior designer Tracey Warman. All other interior design aspects by Tracey.

“Nathan interpreted our ideas into something that has exceeded our expectation and has been unbelievably helpful and generous with his time throughout the process from design, construction, and beyond.”

A Truly Personal Experience