Kitchen Tour: Deep Green Brings Warmth to a Newly Opened-up Space
Cabinets in a rich, dark tone teamed with oak, quartz and brass combine in a family kitchen that’s big on personality
Time was saved designing the details, though, because the owner had a crystal clear vision. “She wanted deep green cabinets – she was absolutely certain of that,” Andy says. That longed-for shade is now teamed with quartz worktops, brass handles and oak open shelving, with natural textures and plenty of treasured pieces woven through to give this spacious room warmth and personality.
Who lives here? A couple and their two children
Location Mill Hill, north London
Property A detached house
Designer Andy Ward of Kitchen Ergonomics
Project year 2023
Photos by Michael Barrow
The owner’s original brief included a few other must-haves besides the deep green cabinetry. “She wanted a large island with seating,” Andy says. “She had a vision of the children sitting there to do their homework while the adults cook, and everyone being part of the one room.”
Come the evening, the island is also a great place for guests to gather. “The owners entertain a lot, both friends and family, and this room is now very much the hub of the home. They all love it.”
Aldana Shaker-style kitchen; painted in to-order Deep Forest Green, Kitchen Ergonomics. Fusion round brass tap, Quooker.
“We also fitted some shelves in the island,” he adds. “This could have been another cupboard, but instead it houses cookery books. It’s lit with small downlights. You could just have those on in the evening – there are more on the open shelving in the corner – and not the ceiling lights for a warm glow.”
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The cabinet handles are in an aged brass that tones beautifully with the warm green cabinets.
90cm flex induction hob, Neff.
“We took down ceilings, installed new glazing, replastered, and laid new flooring,” he says.
Ovens, Neff. Calacatta Nuvo quartz worktops and splashback, Cimstone.
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The oak open shelving was always designed to hold personal pieces and not simply kitchen kit. It’s home to books, plants and family photos. “That was really important to the owner,” Andy says. “It makes the space feel warm and inviting.”
Further warmth and texture has been introduced via the cane bar stools and the decorative shell bowl on the island.
Nirvana bar height stools in rattan, Dunelm.
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