Working in this fairly small space, we simplified the design so the eye is drawn to just a few salient features of the kitchen – like the existing Belfast sink and old-fashioned Aga. In every detail we chose materials and colours that complement these features. So it feels peacefully pastoral, not fussy and overwhelming.
A hidden fridge, freezer and dishwasher are all incorporated. Glass units light up in the evening to add warmth and snugness. The cooking area enjoys stunning views of the fields.
The units are painted in Farrow & Ball® French Grey, with pewter knobs. The dark granite work surface has tumbled limestone surrounds to match the floor, while the dresser’s oak work surface does the same with the oak beneath the sink. All-in-all the grey-green paint, oak, ceramics and cream Aga go together perfectly.
We made a false chimney for the Aga to make it more of a feature, and built a display shelf above to show off the owner’s ceramics. The handmade glass cabinets subtly frame the window and the Belfast sink. And we reduced the depth of the dresser to allow for a table so it creates the illusion of more space.