American Inspired Kitchen Mayfield


This is a kitchen fit for a movie star. Based on the set of the 1998 Hollywood film, Practical Magic, this design was inspired by our client’s love for both the film and it’s interpretation of classic New England style.

Undoubtedly one of the most impressive design features is the glazed archway that separate the kitchen and the dining room, while still allowing a clear flow between the two zones. This nod to broken-plan design contains plenty of storage while also creating a dramatic entrance to the room, perfectly meeting the clients brief for a kitchen straight from the movies.

Throughout the design there are numerous references to New England style. Tongue and groove paneling adds texture, mesh door panels add interest to the larder, while the large freestanding fridge freezer enhances the tone of Americana.

The large 2.8 metre central island is the ‘hub’ of the room, with plenty of space for seating as well as food preparation.

In addition to meeting the client’s aesthetic brief, we have also answered their call for functionality as well. This is a kitchen that demands to be used. Everything is within easy reach. There is a ‘secret door’ to the utility room, an exposed pan shelf below the island, a traditional plate rack and open shelves for recipe books.


  • Our brief was to recreate the kitchen from the 1998 movie Practical Magic starring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman. Our client had fallen in love with the movie, and with the New England style, and wanted to bring a touch of Hollywood to her own home.


  • All of the cabinetry has been hand-painted with a subtle difference between the shade of grey used on the cabinets and the slightly darker shade used on the island. The finished result is a true reflection of the film Practical Magic.

Best Feature

  • Without a doubt it has to be the glazed archway. Inspired by the film, and in keeping with our client’s brief, this is a design ‘first’ for Rencraft. Hand-painted, in-frame cabinets with an intricately bevelled door design are topped with Silestone quartz worktops in Bianco Rivers. Hand carved ‘criss-cross’ upstands then support an arc of glazed cabinetry which sits above.


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