Our client lives in a magnificent Grade II listed Georgian house on Bathwick Hill (which had previously been in the same ownership for over 25 years). Living with their two young children, the brief was for a more contemporary and relaxed styling for the entire property but especially in the heart of their home – the kitchen.
The plan was to create a multi functional Georgian kitchen design space that was light, airy, welcoming and that works for the demands of a young family.
The previous configuration included a gas fired AGA where the outlet pipe had been sadly pushed into a superb original Georgian stone mantel. The first task was to dismantle and replace the AGA with a state of the art Sub Zero range with cleverly hidden extraction and lighting using the chimney stack. The stone mantel was also sympathetically restored by one of our stonemasons.
The sinks and counter tops were originally positioned within the curved bay with a stand-alone kitchen table in the centre of the room which was adjacent to a dining room. A central island was commissioned with concealed storage, charging points for phones and computers and a suspended bespoke shelf above providing ambient lighting and also a focal point.
The curved bay was then turned into a casual dining area with upholstered seating (with concealed storage below) and adorned with colourful cushions, Roman blind and a semi-oval pedestal table using the same material as the counter tops so as to create an un-cluttered space and also maximise the reflected natural daylight from the light-well above.
A smoked Oak flooring was commissioned from one of our top flooring suppliers, providing modernity to the area and functionally softening the acoustics, it also works with the existing underfloor heating.
Finally a snug with sofa, easy armchairs and TV were positioned at the other end of the room facing the gardens and the former dining room converted into a cinema room. The paints for the ceiling, walls, woodwork and kitchen cabinetry were carefully blended to create a colour scheme that gave impact to the overall interior design whilst complimenting the property’s traditional Georgian style. This project combined Eton’s of Bath team’s knowledge on classically inspired interior design coupled with a contemporary take on how best to use space for a contemporary family lifestyle. A lovely Georgian kitchen design!
February 23, 2018