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Kitchen - Upland Road 2014Contemporary Kitchen, London

Helen Jermyn

Inspiration for a contemporary galley kitchen in London with a submerged sink, shaker cabinets and blue cabinets. —  Houzz
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gavtomgavtom wrote:9 August 2015
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    102 Interiors Ltd
    7 years ago

    Thank you! The worktop is ceramic. Its really tough and easy to keep clean and looks stunning!

sarahgrice1sarahgrice1 wrote:5 August 2015
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    102 Interiors Ltd
    7 years ago

    Sorry for not getting back to you sooner the colour is

    Little Greene Gauze Deep (165)
    Cheers Kate

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Kate Burt added this to Open Kitchen Storage Ideas That Will Make You Want to Tidy Up10 December 2019

Soften upHere’s another successful way to incorporate niches in a kitchen, as demonstrated by 102 Interiors. Again, the display is already contained more tightly than it might be on standard shelves, and the shadows the nooks create, in what is largely a one-colour kitchen, add visual interest. The display of solely soft-hued neutrals also looks rather lovely against the gentle blue paintwork.

Kate Burt added this to Brilliantly Simple (and Free) Ways to Reboot Your Home12 April 2018

…or lots of pieces in a single hue, as in this example. Mixing in clear glass is a good idea, as it won’t interfere with the carefully picked palette.Taking your beloved items down and organising them into groups of similar shades is also the perfect opportunity to give both shelves and treasures a thorough dust.

Amanda Pollard added this to 10 Creative Ways to Use Ceramics in Your Home27 March 2017

Create a collection of whitesIf you’re thinking your white pottery items aren’t worth showing off, think again. Group them together as they’ve done here to create a beautiful, minimal display. This works best if the backdrop is a different colour, like the blue wall and shelf in this Shaker-style kitchen. In your own home you could paint the wall the shelf is on, or just the recessed area behind it.

Kate Burt added this to 10 of the Best Heritage-style Kitchens on Houzz27 December 2016

Choose your accessories carefullyThis understated palette – pale blue and blue-grey – is wonderfully calming, but without the well-chosen accessories, it could also feel a little flat. Rather than breaking up the tranquil ambience with colour in this kitchen, the owners have picked the items on display very carefully: glass and putty-coloured pottery, with just a couple of teeny spikes of understated brightness – pale green, turquoise, emerald – related to the overall colours. Wonderfully stylish.Grown-up display is a natural partner for this kitchen style, whether on a plate rack (see below) or in a glass-fronted cupboard or open dresser. These niche shelves are a nice contemporary take on the idea. Try the trick yourself by limiting your accessories to shades in the same tonal depth, or by keeping all your colours within the same range (either go monochrome or limit choices to the shades on a paint colour card). You can even do this with whites, off-whites and neutrals for a really subtle but textually interesting effect. Experiment with ideas until you achieve the feel you want for your space.

Louise O'Bryan added this to 10 Reasons to Lose Your Kitchen Wall Cabinets1 September 2016

Consider a neat alternative Handy nooks are often built into shower enclosures to keep the flooring free of clutter. Similarly, a useful row of inset shelves built behind the worktop will ensure it’s left clear for daily tasks. Here, to make sure the base of each shelf can be cleaned and dusted easily, a thin piece of glass has been cut to fit each nook, while the same paint colour has been used on the walls, shelves and units for a contemporary, streamlined finish.

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Lynn Murphy added this to kitchen shelves10 January 2022

architectural shelves can be boxed in on sink wall and perhaps echoed on dining room wall

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