It’s not often that a client allows the designer to fully design and detail the kitchen. Like so many aspects of our work these days, the kitchen design has become yet another niche and specialised sub-contract of the greater picture. This usually means a client, together with the designer, will shop around for a specialised kitchen designer who might also be affiliated with a manufacturer. In the case of our Modern Farmhouse project, the client chose the appliances and RDD designed the kitchen around them.
We wanted something visually exciting for the doors and drawer fronts, to match the gusto with which the client had already agreed other rooms and finishes in the house. Not only tone but texture was required to which we also added metallic and light. Once drawings had been signed off the team at London’s Top Interior Design Studio set about sourcing appropriate and suitable materials. Different veneer boards were matched with designer pre-fabricated MDF panels to come up with the perfect combination. Having already used a rose gold metal finish in the dining area, we used this again as detailing around the doors and drawers. A mock-up was made for sign off which was very exciting to see. We also used a rose gold decorative laminate on the plinth and handles had the same finish. With all the various fabric colours used in the Snug it was important that the marble emulated this thread and so we agreed on Confusion, with its fabulous dark purple background and rainbow veining…it was just perfect.