A Chic Family Kitchen

17 Jun 19

Wanting to ensure that the kitchen stays uncluttered, one of their key priorities was storage and, working within a fairly tight budget, Monita collaborated with DesignSpace London’s Chris Etheridge to create a cost-effective design using clever solutions to maximise storage without filling the room with too much furniture. This allowed space for a large breakfast bar and stools as well as an extendable dining table large enough to accommodate family Christmases.

The clients’ other ‘must haves’ were also seamlessly incorporated, including an integrated American-style fridge freezer and hideaway spaces for all smaller appliances, from the toaster and microwave to the sound system.  Colour-wise, they wanted a modern palette, and this evolved as warm blues and greys, highlighted by Monita’s subtle use of metallics including brass handles and detailing on lights and tiles. Pure white composite tops give a crisp contrast to the dark blue cabinetry, chosen in a velvet/matt finish to resist finger marks.

Housed in a new extension, the kitchen is lit by natural daylight but also by highly controllable ambient and LED task lighting.  This allows lighting levels and mood to be altered at will, from day to night and from practical to social. 

Kitchen Collection: DSL6000 in Velvet Blue satin lacquer with brass pull handle

Worktop: 20mm Pure White Composite stone

Appliances: Neff single ovens, Neff induction hob & dishwasher

Insinkerator: 3 in 1 hot tap in brass