Arts & Crafts Shaker

Sevenoaks, Kent


1920s Arts & Crafts Style Home

In a Nutshell

Hand painted Shaker kitchen with walnut peninsula island and banquette seating.

The Brief

To create a bright open space without compromising any of the original architectural features of our clients' 1920s Arts & Craft style home.

Robert & John worked closely with their preferred trades in removing the old kitchen, ceiling, beams and tiled flooring. Whilst the clients were happy with the layout of the original kitchen, we felt we could improve the space by relocating the oven close to the hob, creating a cooking zone. The room shape didn’t allow for an island, so they introduced a walnut peninsula to create a focal point. The result was a clever illusion of an individual piece of furniture.

Project Details

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A clever feature is the bi-folding door used to hide the secret staircase.  An enthusiastic discussion about the type of door resulted in this stow away option which prevents a disjointed appearance within the furniture run.  The custom designed banquette seating which curves around the walnut breakfast table provides a sociable spot to sit and enjoy the new, lighter kitchen space.

Ensuring that the kitchen is as beautiful on the inside, the cupboard interiors are walnut with solid walnut drawer boxes, cutlery inserts and bottle racks to coordinate with the walnut furniture and the light grey cabinets.

In addition to their bespoke hand painted cabinetry, our clients handpicked the beautiful Piracema slab which became the splashback to contrast the Silestone Eternal Calcutta Gold worktop with 50mm Dupont edge detail.

As well as Silestone worktops the kitchen boasts a Quooker boiling tap, Miele and Gaggenau appliances, including ovens, surface induction HOB and griddle, all inspired by the professional kitchen.

After a broad ranging search for the right partnership, our client’s found both the product and professional relationship they were after.  This project was a joy to work on as the clients were highly involved and enthusiastic, which makes for a very successful result.

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