Homify have included one of our London Interior design projects again, this time in a feature on compact kitchens. It’s in spaces like this that the work of an interior designer can really make a difference, and this interior in London’s Parliament View is singled out with the advice to “mix up materials.”
“A big area can easily hide flaws or clashing styles; a small space has its work cut out in terms of making every single design choice count. And because your tiny kitchen may be short on interesting architectural details, it’s up to you to add some eye-catching pizzazz via compelling countertop surfaces, cabinetry, fixtures, flooring, lighting and colour.
“Can you squeeze in a pleasing curve somewhere? Will your granite countertop (more affordable in a small space!) co-exist with your cabinet colour?
“We recommend making a mood board with samples and swatches of everything you’re considering. And remember: using the same colour and style of fixtures and cabinet pulls can help unify a look.”
Of course creating a mood board is something that we always do as interior designers. It’s a crucial part of the process where we combine and develop the palette of materials for the project. It enables is to see how everything works beforehand, as well as experiment with different design ideas and solutions.
In this project we combined the silver quartzitic slate across the back wall with a Carrara marble worktop and slick white cabinetry. The fabulous Elica extractor in white glass is not just a graphic counterpoint to the surrounding finishes – it also breaks up the back of the kitchen area with an asymmetric arrangement.
You can read the full feature on Homify here, and if you’d like to see then whole project then head over to our portfolio here: Interior Design of Parliament View apartment, London