Case Study 1:
To create a versatile bespoke dining kitchen suitable for busy family life and elegant enough for entertaining guests at any time of day.
Gillespie & Scott Architects had opened up the room by proposing to take out a dividing wall between the existing living and dining room to create one large open living area. With such a large space, the scaling of the project had to be given full consideration, creating a balance that would not dominate the area, nor be “lost” in the grand scheme of the room. Although North facing, the kitchen was graced with some stunning window areas, offering an abundance of natural light and revealing fantastic vistas at the same time. The layout of the kitchen was approached to make the most of these views, whether cooking, preparing, or washing up, as was the occasional dining area integrated into the bay window. By keeping the tall furniture a near neutral tone it allowed us to capture the natural light, and allow us to create warmth by using the beautiful caramel tones of solid Walnut. The large island top was also kept a rich dark colour, in a leather finish to keep it as low maintenance as possible and an informal breakfast bar area towards the living space allowed the curves of the island to draw the eye towards the main feature wall.