Large Marble Island in Statuary MarbleContemporary Kitchen, London
Artichoke worked with the renowned interior designer Ilse Crawford to develop the style of this bespoke kitchen in a Grade II listed Regency house. We made two furniture ‘elements’ providing the main functions for the kitchen. Care has been taken not to interfere with the original interior architecture of the room. Tall Georgian windows enable light to flood over the furniture as well as providing delightful views of the grounds. Limited palettes of fine quality materials help create the feeling of an art installation, enhancing the drama of this fabulous room.
Primary materials: Bookmatched Statuary marble and hand burnished gloss pigmented lacquer. The kitchen scullery is in English oak, finished in soap, a traditional Georgian period finish.
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Paint a dark window wallWhere you have large windows, a deep shade can be very dramatic. The wall with the windows is actually the darkest in the room, as it gets no direct light, so it’s the ideal surface to paint a dark colour. In this kitchen, the grey picks up the veining in the striking marble island, showing that contemporary colours can work wonderfully in a period setting. This gorgeous shade of grey has a slightly earthy undertone, making it work really well with the subdued light.Browse more delicious kitchen islands
13. Location: London, UKWhy we love it: The Statuario marble island bench is the hero of the renovation in this Grade II (heritage) listed Regency house, the ‘furniture’ element anchoring the kitchen and providing a proportional contrast to the tall Georgian windows.