Luxury Kitchen For A Surrey Family Home
This beautiful country home in Surrey owned by a high profile couple and their family was originally built in 2007 and Extreme were appointed to create their kitchen. 10 years later they wished to renovate their home with an extension and complete re-design of the interior, to create a space that represents not just the change in trends and styles but within their own lifestyle and tastes. Having always seen Extreme as a company that offers the freedom and flexibility to explore their vision, they returned to go through the journey again to create their new luxury kitchen. It was imporant that the kitchen design reflected the overall scheme of the property, so the project was a close collaboration between Extreme, the client and the Property Developer and Interior Designer.
Materials less commonly associated with kitchens were used and whilst bevel mirror and high-gloss veneer aren’t unusual, the unique combination with textured liquid metal, leather and bronze reflected the extent to which this design was conceived specifically for this couple. The clients owned a shagreen leather dining table which would sit in the open-plan kitchen and dining area so a bespoke metal finish was chosen for the kitchen and is executed in a shagreen texture, subtly tying the two areas together. This metal texture is present throughout the design in various forms, resulting in a cohesive aesthetic.
Octagonal angles were a key part of the architecture of the property and this is reflected in the design of the boxing around the cabinetry. Conversely, the curves on the island offer a softer, more elegant aesthetic and overall form which juxtaposes the linear and angled elements within the rest of the design and surrounding space. Along the walls, a shadow gap frames the cabinetry creating a recessed area for a flexible lighting scheme which gives options to create a suitable atmosphere and mood for all occasions. Each recess is finished in the metal texture to continue the detail and throws a luxurious shagreen metal appearance which comes to life when the lighting is on.
As with all of our projects we looked at the whole space, creating a design scheme that connects all aspects of the living areas. The kitchen furniture leads to a drinks display that then flows to the living area beyond. The drinks display area is a luxurious statement piece in itself, featuring a curved design to complement the island. The bevelled mirror provides an elegant backdrop to the exposed shelves which are finished with a textured metal inlay detail. For entertaining, the large adjoining prep-kitchen (hidden behind the main kitchen) allowed food preparation to be hidden away.