Lucy & Steven approached Palazzo with a remit to completely redesign their traditional kitchen space. Set in a stunning countryside environment, their property is full of charm and character, with beautiful wood tones and finishes throughout. However with low ceilings that are typical for a countryside farmhouse, a lack of natural light in the space posed a challenge.
Our solution was to provide a bright, contemporary and modern style of kitchen with the Pronorm Y-Line Range, whilst still retaining the client’s quirky and unique décor taste.
Significant to the overall design was the accommodation of a prominent load-bearing pillar situated at the front of the space. We looked to make a feature of this, tying it to the breakfast bar and giving the kitchen a central point to work out from.
The furniture is a light cream matte laminate, an elegantly soft colour which naturally brightens the space and has a lovely subtle finish to it. This, paired with the desert silver worktop and oak handrail gives the whole space a warm and welcoming feel.
With Steven and Lucy’s house situated close to their neighbour’s, we also focused on increasing privacy by moving the sink area away from the kitchen window – a simple yet practical solution.
Cutting-edge appliances include Siemens dual ovens, a Quooker 3 in 1 tap and a discreet Siemens wine fridge, discreetly tucked away behind the breakfast bar.
Finally, the overall space is lifted visually with the pop of colour on the feature wallpaper – a testament to Lucy and Steven’s overall vision and a fabulous finishing flourish to a beautiful kitchen space.
“Our house is an old steading with quirky features and spaces so, whilst we wanted a more contemporary kitchen, we didn’t want it too sleek but retain some character and quirks. The old kitchen was also quite dark. Julie’s design and lighting ideas, together with our own all came together to create a unique and very light and open modern space which retains an individuality as well as a natural style in-keeping with the countryside setting where we live. It feels so much bigger and lighter with more zones – great cooking and storage spaces, a bar and entertaining space, an eating and chill-out space – and our teenage daughters like sitting and studying at the new breakfast bar. We all love it and spend lots of time in it!”