Kitchen Tour: Natural Light Streams into an Elegant Green Kitchen
Natural tones and surfaces are complemented by period details in this calm family kitchen
Who lives here? A couple with their young daughter
Location South-west London
Property A Victorian terraced house
Kitchen dimensions 6m x 3.8m
Designer Chantel Elshout of Chantel Elshout Design Consultancy
Photos by Darren Chung
The garden was the starting point for the colour choice in this kitchen. “We knew from the start we wanted a mossy green colour for the cabinets to complement the brass and the worktop, but also to reflect the outside,” homeowner Katherine explains. “From the kitchen, the windows and doors are framed by the wisteria and garden plants.”
“The green also ties in with the front door, which is a similar colour,” says Chantel, who combined the natural shade with a warm-toned oak herringbone floor.
The smaller windows allowed for a run of units along the side wall with a banquette seat at the end.
Kitchen cabinets, Davonport; painted in Sage Green, Little Greene. Cabinet handles, Ged Kennett. Shaker 600 single sink, Shaws of Darwen. Mixer tap with hand spray in aged brass, Perrin & Rowe. Walls painted in Drop Cloth, Farrow & Ball. Cottage Character oak herringbone flooring, Havwoods.
Emett linen on seat cushion, Romo.
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A pendant light made from antique brass and reeded glass ties in with other elements in the kitchen and helps to zone the dining table.
Pendant light, John Lewis.
The worktops are made from white Macaubas quartzite, which has the look of marble, but is more durable.
The owners already had the artwork, so Chantel illuminated it with an antique brass light to match the cabinet handles elsewhere.
F900DXDFSS/CM 90cm dual fuel range cooker, Falcon. Extractor, Sirius. Dazzle ivory metro tiles, Blueprint Ceramics. White Macaubas quartzite worktops, supplied by Chantel Elshout Design Consultancy.
KAD90VI20G American fridge-freezer, Bosch. Architectural antique brass shelf brackets, Corston Architectural Detail.
“At that stage, we were just about airtight, but had no floor or ceiling to the room,” Katherine recalls. “However, we were so thankful that we had Chantel and the team leading the project. We knew that as soon as possible, work would restart, and after that we celebrated every bit of progress.”
“They were so lovely and relaxed about it,” Chantel says. “We did everything we could to move things along afterwards and the project was finished six weeks later than scheduled.”
The couple love their new kitchen. As Katherine says, “It’s made it extra special that we had to wait a little bit longer during lockdown.”
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