Contemporary Kitchen, Dulwich, London
A contemporary kitchen and dining room redesign in this Victorian home in London.
We designed the kitchen and dining room of this Victorian home in Dulwich, London. The clients had an eclectic taste, and we sought to reflect this diversity in the new design, while keeping to an elegant, contemporary style.
The kitchen combines white lacquered cabinetry with a clean, white composite worktop for an ultra-slick look. A honed surface to the worktop, as well as the matching window cills, prevents glare and reflection from the windows and the lighting. Accessories in red and walnut decorate this striking modern kitchen. A deep taupe-coloured porcelain floor from the Netherlands runs throughout the room and pulls it together.
As a counterpoint to the kitchen, the dining area has a softer look, with interesting finishes and decorative details. A beautiful faux library wallpaper by Fornasetti for Cole & Son is the backdrop to this end of the room, with a reclaimed and refinished cast-iron radiator in keeping with the period of the property.
A solid oak timber table with black leather Italian chairs by Cassina introduces a mid-century style and variety to the design which, while restricted in colour palette, is diverse in period. Above the dining table hangs a pendent light by Droog, another item of Dutch porcelain.
From another period and source, an antique French dresser provides storage for glassware and crockery, as well as housing the Sonos music system. A white Fold lamp from Established & Sons is an eye-catching contrast to the cabinet – in form, material and colour – and its flex continues the red accent from the kitchen.
The existing fireplace was retained, and the stone hearth and inset panels replaced with honed black granite to complement the new design and match the dining chairs.