Ways with WhiteModern Kitchen, London
This smart urban kitchen by Mowlem & Co for the renovation of a Georgian terraced property in SW London is fresh and modern, yet timelessly sophisticated with classic touches such as crittal windows and an elegant marble element. Created to optimise a challenging space that had several exits and entrances to interior and exterior areas, the key to this design was creating a balance between all the serious functionality demanded by passionate cooks and adequate, customised storage and dining/entertaining space, within an overall aesthetic of a simple colour palette with light and dark contrasts. The handle-less units are faced in glossy white Parapan, with walnut veneered interiors and solid walnut drawer boxes with dovetail joints. Worktops are in Caesartsone Osprey with grey glass splashbacks, to harmonise with the central feature of beautifully mitred and book matched Marmara marble. The island unit divides the room, with the marble fascia/upstand serving as both a practical feature and a high impact design statement. Appliances include a powerful dual fuel Wolf range cooker with a Westin extractor, built-in Siemens fridge freezer, Miele microwave and dishwasher, plus a KWC tap over a Franke stainless steel sink, with a Quooker boiling water tap for added convenience.