New England Kitchen, LondonTraditional Kitchen, London

Artichoke worked with the renowned interior designer Michael Smith to develop the style of this bespoke kitchen. The detailing of the furniture either side of the Wolf range is influenced by the American East Coast New England style, with chromed door catches and simple glazed wall cabinets. The extraction canopy is clad in zinc and antiqued with acid and wax.
The green painted larder cabinet contains food storage and refrigeration; the mouldings on this cabinet were inspired from a piece of Dutch antique furniture. The pot hanging rack enabled us to provide lighting over the island and saved littering the timbered ceiling with unsightly lighting. There is a pot filler tap and stainless steel splashback.

Primary materials: Hand painted cabinetry, steel and antiqued zinc.

Design ideas for a large classic l-shaped open plan kitchen in London with a submerged sink, recessed-panel cabinets, white cabinets, marble worktops, metallic splashback, dark hardwood flooring, an island, metro tiled splashback and integrated appliances. —  Houzz
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sarahtrafford5Sarah Trafford wrote:8 June 2016
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    5 years ago

    Hi Sarah - the interior designer chose these with the client - we designed the kitchen joinery. Sorry we cant help.

hadraktasHarry wrote:14 July 2015
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    6 years ago

    We bought them from a junk-yard in Somerset

janethamerjanethamer wrote:30 April 2015
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    7 years ago

    This floor is from Weldon Flooring

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Susannah Hutchison added this to Bar Stool Inspiration for Traditional Kitchens5 March 2018

Love leatherSoft and supple, the leather seats on these stools will get even better with age, further adding to the classic feel of this kitchen. Leather makes a good alternative to fabric for barstools, as it’s comfy but practical, too.

Amanda Pollard added this to 11 Nifty Places to Store Your Pots and Pans7 February 2017

Hang from the ceilingMake the most of vertical space by suspending a ceiling rack. These useful items come in a range of shapes and materials, with various options for hanging your pots and pans. This one has a rectangular frame with sturdy clips around it, while others have a mesh in the middle.When deciding on where to install your ceiling rack, choose an area with limited footfall to avoid people knocking their heads. Above an island is perfect, as it provides an attractive centrepiece for the room.

Cheryl Freedman added this to 13 Modern Ways to Get a Traditional-style Kitchen29 November 2016

Suspend a pan rackIt might bring to mind Victorian sculleries, but if your ceiling is high enough, a pan rack can be a great finishing touch in a traditional-style kitchen. Suspended over an island is a natural home; use it to show off your very best cookware. A metallic, industrial number can also help tone down a surfeit of wood in a traditional room.What traditional elements have you used in your kitchen? Share your ideas and thoughts in the Comments below.

Jo Simmons added this to Styles: Are We Seeing a Return to Classical Design?16 April 2015

The influence of EuropeClassical style has a long history. ‘It has a traditional feel,’ says Andrew, ‘and this all stems from the 1700s, when the wealthy could afford to travel in Greece and Italy, and then brought home wonderful design ideas.’ This changed the face of British design, ushering in a love of classical proportions and styling that remains alive today. ‘Previously, proportion was lacking and there was no detail in design,’ says Andrew. ‘Most buildings were constructed by builders, not architects. With travel to Europe and the subsequent influx of new ideas, all that changed.’

Jo Leevers added this to Kitchen Hanging Racks That Will Have You Hooked11 February 2015

Include metallics Industrial style gets a timely revival with this welded rack, which can be adorned with chrome, steel and aluminium utensils. The material fits right in with the zinc cooker hood, factory-style lighting, marble surfaces and white-toned painted woodwork.Explore ways to work the industrial kitchen look

What Houzz users are commenting on:

Deborah Lewis added this to deb_l's Ideas23 April 2022

Love the open shelves for large serving wear

Kelly F added this to Kelly's Ideas21 April 2022

Cabinet color with marble countertop

Brittany Kesten added this to Phillips Drive27 March 2022

B&B potential color scheme... ceiling in lower kitchen

Tony and Jean Kenney added this to Best Wood Floor22 March 2022

good floor, color, grain, finish is OK.

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