The clients chose to make the kitchen the focal point in their large open-plan barn conversion. Key to the scheme was a clean, ultra-modern persona so the sleek Remo White suited the brief perfectly. Having said this, the property is set in beautiful landscaped gardens so it was important to bring some softness of nature from the outside in, by highlighting areas such as the appliance banks with real timber, not only to match the picture windows and surrounding grounds but to introduce warmth to the palette.
The design offers a light and essentially linear feel. To soften the lines of the large island the designer recommended internal curves. The island is a statement piece and doubles up as a chef’s zone and social area. A lower-level unit, finished in contrasting timber, creates space for additional storage.