Although you’ll find this beautiful Victorian home in London, all you have to do is step inside to be immediately transported to the opulence of 18th century Europe. It’s a magical, theatrical and mysterious experience, and the attention to detail is astonishing.
Influenced by her many trips to Belgium and her love of Belgian interiors of the 1700’s, our client wanted “a house that appeals to all the senses”. Our design therefore needed to consider light, sound, smell and touch. (Taste was a given – this is a kitchen, after all.)
In fact, we needed to design two separate kitchens, each with a particular purpose.
The main kitchen is for entertaining friends and family, and we used candlelight and chandeliers to create the warm and welcoming atmosphere. A magnificent Louis XIV mantel from France frames a bespoke La Cornue Château range cooker, while a fabulous marble-surfaced island with turned pilaster legs takes centre stage. We also created a beautiful writing desk with aged oak surface and a curved full-height cupboard with TV storage.
The rear kitchen is the work zone and that's where you’ll find the dishwasher, the family-sized fridge/freezer and a bi-fold pantry.