A bespoke kitchen project with internal cabinet lighting design.
Undertaking a complete renovation of their significant apartment, the clients wanted to create an impressive centrepiece with their kitchen. The clients sought to draw influence from the Art Deco period with subtle references as opposed to a pastiche.
The design has a contemporary feel with a prominent style that harks back to the glamour of the past.
Tall cabinets span the length of the entrance wall surrounding the double doors, forming part of the interior architecture, truly enveloping upon arrival.
There is plenty of space and light in the room to afford an impactful dark tone to set it off.
The form of the dark cabinets is pared-back in order to enable the delightful detailing and original features to sing. The darkness is scored through horizontally with unfinished solid brass, framing and intersecting the cabinets, and defining the sink area.
This area is lightened and enhanced with a light quartz worktop and an illuminated antique mirror splashback with concealed linear lighting.
In contrast, the island has a more elaborate aesthetic, continuing the pared-back form yet in a more ornate poplar veneer favoured by the clients. It is rich and warm with a worktop-height dining area and subtle curves that resonate with the curved architecture.
Two separate tall cabinets tie in with the colour of the walls avoiding competition with the two other striking components of the design. Yet to connect with the opposite cabinets, routed grooves in the doors are a subtle reference to the brass details.
These house a tea and coffee station in one and a drinks bar in the other, with worktop, antique mirror splashback, floating glass shelves and LED lighting illuminating the space.
The tall ceiling and original features sing happily in a room that allows them to speak for themselves and promote the spectacular view through the windows.
The design truly encapsulates the romance of this mansion building.
Main cabinets - Little Greene Basalt No. 31
Separate cabinets - Little Greene French Grey No. 113
Plinth lighting by client’s builder.
Introduction to client by, and in part collaboration with, interior designer Jane Bates. All other interior design aspects by Jane.
“Nathan’s attention to detail is fastidious and the quality and craftsmanship he produces are excellent. We would strongly recommend Nathan for any kitchen project and he’s delightful to work with too. So much so, we have commissioned him once again to work on a second project creating another original, bespoke kitchen and bedroom design.”