3 design solutions to inspire you
1 CORNER LARDER
Nicola’s favourite feature, the corner larder, is deep enough to step inside – also making it a favourite hide and seek spot for her boys – and boasts floor-to-ceiling shelving on two sides. A wooden spice rack on the door stops smaller herb pots getting lost – choosing wood racks rather than chrome adds another rustic touch.
A design feature inspired by Pinterest, the tiled splashback brings a punch of vintage pattern to this sophisticated scheme. Farrow & Ball’s Lime White paint – the same colour used on the walls – creates a neat frame against the Graphite hue from Masterclass. ‘The tiles are John’s favourite feature in the kitchen – they’re just so cheerful and homely,’ says Nicola.
3 ISLAND STORAGE
To provide space to house her impressive recipe book library, Nicola dedicated the front of the island to open shelving. ‘We had a wine cooler going in for white wine, but didn’t have anywhere to store red, so added two sections racked out for wine. They are installed higher than the boys’ feet, so there’s no accidental kicking when they’re sitting on the stools,’ she says.
Wicker pull-out baskets lend a natural country feel to the luxurious corner larder.
Tiles from the Eastern Patchwork range at Tons of Tiles create a colourful splashback behind the range.
Modular open shelving provides a modern design feature in the island, while the recipe books add a splash of colour.