Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Shaker kitchen with a contemporary twist.

We love our Battersea handleless shaker kitchen and so did Beautiful Kitchens, who chose to feature it in their November issue. Click here to see the article.

For this design we gave the idea of a traditional Shaker kitchen a 21st century shake up. The simple clean lines created by push to open drawers and carved handleless doors with thick glacier white Corian worktops, complimented by warm oak interiors, give the kitchen a modern feel, but without it looking out of place in its Edwardian setting.

Along with the wide drawers on either side of the range and a large wet island with hidden storage on the back, this kitchen features an impressive tall run. Clients often tell us that they love our larders, and this one is no exception to that! This oak larder features a fit-out combination that is extremely popular.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

It's all about the finishing touches!

Warmer metal finishes are becoming increasingly popular in residential design. Whether you are trying to achieve a contemporary look or a more classic approach, such as a framed, Shaker kitchen, there are options out there to suit any taste.

Applying copper or brass to your kitchen can be a great way to add warmth and texture, whilst also creating visual interest. Popular ways of introducing these warmer finishes are through the use of antique bronze for handles and hinges, such as these Antique Kitchen Cupboard Knobs from Armac Martin.

We recently came across taps from Rudge & Co, which are available in a 'Weathered Copper' finish, shown in the image here. These would add a touch of elegance to one of our traditional kitchens.

Or for our more contemporary kitchens, perhaps the contrast and simplicity of Tom Dixon's brass and copper pendant lights could be a wonderful addition.

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Handleless Shaker in Beautiful Kitchens

One of our Handleless Shaker kitchens has been featured in the November issue of Beautiful Kitchens.

This kitchen breaks from our standard Handleless Shaker style as it includes flat, push to open drawers rather than the carved version we usually use. This increases the contemporary, streamlined feel of the cabinetry.

A thick Corian worktop in Glacier White compliments the contemporary cabinetry, supplied by Higham Furniture.

If you would like to have a closer look at the design then pick up a copy of the November issue of Beautiful Kitchens and find us on page 57.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

The Aga designed for city living

Aga are soon going to be launching a new compact model specially designed for small spaces, the Aga City60. As a lot of our kitchens are designed for properties in London where space can be very limited, we think this is a great idea.

There are two models available to suit traditional tastes or a more contemporary feel. Our Handleless Shaker kitchens look stunning when paired with freestanding appliances, and the contemporary Aga City60 could be a great option.

Aga are having launch events this weekend, so why not pop along to your local Aga store and take a look.

Monday, 30 June 2014

Handles

We have received some exciting new sample boards here in our London design studio!

Armac Martin handles are extremely popular with our clients, we therefore thought it would be a great idea to get some samples of their most popular handles.

Handles can provide the finishing touch to any kitchen, and they can be difficult to choose simply from images. We hope that clients find it useful to be able to see and touch the handles in our studio.



Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Hello,

I’m Alex, one of the new designers at Higham Furniture, coming all the way from Australia.
Being from the other side of the world, it's been an interesting experience so far getting used to all of the different terminology, such as larders, which we call pantries. I'm very excited to incorporate some Australian influences into my future designs.
I’m very passionate about contemporary kitchens, and love the contemporary, handleless, Corian kitchens that we do.


The use of the sleek clean lines and pure simplicity lets the material do the talking, giving this minimalist kitchen a clutter-free feeling.
I look forward to exploring the options with you for your project soon.

Friday, 6 June 2014

Brook Green kitchen - featured in eKBB

One of our most popular Shaker kitchens has been featured in the July issue of Essential Kitchen Bathroom Bedroom magazine, which is on sale now.

This painted, classic Shaker kitchen features double lambstongue and beading, worktops in Carrara marble, and colours from The Little Greene Paint Company.

If you would like to read the article and get some inspiration for your own project then pick up a copy of eKBB today and find us on pages 42-51.