Be savvy with storage
As the kitchen is part of the open-plan living/dining space, Karen keeps clutter under control. Anything on surfaces is deliberately displayed, while the everyday essentials are hidden behind beautiful, floorto-ceiling, polished walnut cupboard doors that look more like panelling when closed.
Buy the key pieces
Bespoke kitchen units, The Kitchen Man. Starflower wallpaper, £74 per roll, Little Greene
GIVES A FUNCTIONAL LARDER CUPBOARD A LIFT WHO SAYS THE BUSINESS SIDE OF AN ISLAND CAN’T BE BEAUTIFUL, TOO?
THE TOWEL RAIL IS MADE FROM A BRASS IRRIGATION PIPE THAT THE COUPLE FOUND IN THE GARDEN