What we did

  • Interior Design
  • FF&E Specification
  • Interior Styling
  • FF&E Procurement

Private Residence


April 2010


The refurbishment of this Edwardian Villa saw the internal layout of five small rooms in the kitchen area reconfigured to form a contemporary open plan kitchen, dining, den area for the family of five.

Balancing the heritage of the Edwardian Villa with the contemporary design style of the owners, we re-planned the space to create an open plan kitchen which extends out over the garden.

The contemporary matte white kitchen units are minimalist in style. Granite work surfaces and a walnut island complete with range cooker accentuate the high-quality finish. The mix of countertop materials keeps the space feeling informal and relaxed. A breakfast bar detail on the central island highlight the use of this room as a flexible and sociable family room.

Red glass splashbacks, open shelving and a carefully considered display of storage jars and crockery adorn the walls. Bookshelves are weighted with family well-being and cookery books, bringing more colour and context. The combination of these accessories and details creates an evolved and lived-in ambience. Accentuating the role of this open plan living space as the heart of the family home.

A combination of vintage finds and mid-century design classics set the tone of the furniture. Seating by Vitra combines with a classic vintage table and a very contemporary bar stool style. This mix creates a personal, welcoming and eclectic family space with a modern twist. Set against the architectural finishes and materials the effect is both stylish and relaxing,

Since it’s creation in this Edwardian Villa project, this open plan kitchen is very much the hub of the home where the family spends most of their time, whether it’s cooking, eating, relaxing or working. The flexible layout is hugely successful and the warm and inviting ambience ensures that the family spends much of their time together in this room.

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