Vibrant & Charming Vintage Kitchen


On the 8th of October 2019, the water main, which supplies most of North London, burst, causing catastrophic damage to nearby property. Our clients, owners of a beautiful period townhouse, were left with three feet of flood water and nothing but a photo of their floating furniture in the Evening Standard for comfort.

After the initial clean-up, our London clients decided to capitalise on the opportunity to rethink their space. They set out to create a characterful yet practical interior, in keeping with their period home. As retired commercial artists, they had a strong creative vision, which mainstream retailers were unable to accommodate. Hence, they came to us. 

Taking their beloved collection of green glassware and desire for natural oak elements as our starting point, we proposed a combination of handpainted and timber finishes. Farrow & Ball’s Breakfast Room Green made a perfect choice. We accentuated the grain on the painted cabinets by brushing the surface, creating a beautiful effect. Polished nickel hardware, marbled quartz worktops, and Shaws' Ribchester apron-fronted sink complete this charming classically inspired space.

Behind The Design

Our well-thought-out design maximises storage. It incorporates a shallow wine rack, a warming drawer, a built-in waste bin, invaluable utensil and pan drawers, and an oak-lined pantry. A large Fisher & Paykel integrated fridge freezer with French-style doors adds to the beautiful, traditional look. Our London clients were delighted with their finished kitchen and are fully enjoying the space once again, especially now water is restricted to the sinks!

The Details

Handpainted Breakfast Room Green and lacquered oak in-frame kitchen with cockbead detailing. Marbled quartz composite worktops with Shaws Ribchester sink. Gaggenau hob, Miele ovens, Fisher & Paykel fridge freezer, and a classic Quooker tap in polished nickel.