O RoadTransitional Kitchen, London
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Say hello to herringboneHere, marble effect metro-like tiles have been used in brick formation to run the width of this worktop. But check out the area behind the oven: without changing materials or colour, this area has been highlighted simply by laying one section of the tiles in a herringbone formation. Alternatively, you could have tiles in the same formation, but with a subtle colour gradient, or have the same pattern but simply switch the direction – say a horizontal brick formation mixed with a vertical one.
‘One of the home’s owners is American and she came to us with a lot of images showing oversized American-style kitchen units. We have our own team of joiners, so we made this kitchen bespoke for her to include many of her favourite finds,’ explains Hughes. The simple, Shaker-style kitchen features higher-than-standard wall units, plus a roomy island topped with Carrara marble that doubles as a breakfast bar.Kitchen, Hughes Developments. Kitchen wall and base units painted in French Grey, Little Greene. Kitchen island painted in Dark Lead, Little Greene.Find out whether you have room for a kitchen island