Understated beauty - Studio Collection spotlight

Keen to create a good-looking modern kitchen for socialising – and with all the practical qualities required to suit her love of baking – the client turned to Alice Hood, Senior Design Consultant at our Clapham showroom.

Inspired by a palette of sage green and reclaimed terracotta, grounded by honed black granite worksurfaces, the client selected Studio Collection kitchen cabinetry. Offering the same attention to detail as all Roundhouse furniture, our Studio range is a capsule collection of essential modular cabinets with fixed sizes and internal finishes and configurations. ‘While this range offers less flexibility than our bespoke designs, we can colour match our Studio Classic design to any shade of your choice, perfect for this kitchen where the client had fallen in love with the beautiful Card Room Green, found in the Farrow & Ball archives,’ explains Alice.

The U-shaped kitchen design layout with peninsula makes a practical solution, offering maximum work surface for mixing cakes and rolling pastry, as well as room for friends to perch on stools outside the main cooking zone. ‘The wine cabinet is in easy reach of the stools, so that it simple to pour drinks as dinner is prepared,’ notes Alice.

The designer kitchen cupboards are clean-lined and simple to introduce a modern twist on a classic Shaker-style design, accentuated here by a flush-fitted and streamlined gas hob. White metro tiles bring in fresh contrast and make a practical easy-to-clean splash back.

Open shelves are designed for the client to display favourite ceramics and beautiful objects, collected over time. Made of 65mm-deep solid oak, they appear to float on the wall, thanks to hidden fixings, with downlights built below the lower shelf to illuminate the worksurface.

A Quooker tap dispenses hot, cold and boiling water from one spout, again accentuating the uncluttered appeal of the design. It is finished in patinated brass, to tone with the cup handles and knobs used on the cabinets, introducing touches of burnished warmth.

‘The client chose a natural stone worktop, settling on honed Nero Assoluto granite, which is hardwearing and stain resistant, its deep shade adding definition to the space,’ says Alice.

Tucked behind the wall is a walk-in pantry, used for storing dry goods and baking equipment.

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