This is the kitchen of an individual who lives and breathes design. Louisa Pacifico is founder of Future Icons, a design consultancy, and recently turned her creative eye to renovating her four bedroom, 1920s house in south east London. The cabinetry’s colour scheme is Bonnington Green with Ritzy and London Plane. Our design includes a large island and double doored, two-tone larder.
This five bedroom Victorian terrace in Leytonstone, East London belongs to a couple who are passionate about retro design. Having lived in the house for two decades with the same plain white kitchen cabinets they ‘wanted to treat themselves with something they truly loved’ so opted for vibrant Lido and Ritzy cabinetry. They are very delighted that the new design means their ugly boiler is finally hidden from view!
Set in a Victorian semi in Dulwich, South East London this kitchen is an oasis of soft and subtle colours. The cabinets are London Plane and Half Moon White laminate and Ruskin Blossom is used playfully in the larder and open shelf interiors. Architects Campbell Cadey designed an extension which transformed the room from a long, poorly laid out galley kitchen to a larger, practical space that feels closely connected with the garden.
Tower Hamlets Road
This colourful open-plan kitchen in a Victorian terrace in North East London is about family life. Our design includes a large larder and an extra wide peninsula to provide generous worktop space and lots of storage (nine drawers, three cupboards and the open shelves to be precise!). The palette is Effra, London Plane and Market Mustard.
Lido and Ritzy laminate with a flash of London Plane mean this kitchen pops with colour.The homeowners of this Victorian terrace in South London worked with Unfold Architecture + Design to rework the ground floor of their house. They replaced a navy blue shaker kitchen with this plucky combination which they describe as ‘bright, uplifting and fun’.
Situated in the new glass extension of a ground floor flat in South London this Ruskin Blossom pink and London Plane kitchen is airy and light. The worktop is white Corian and the homeowner sourced a natural cork floor. Though he slouches around like he owns the place, Ted the cat actually belongs to a neighbour.
Cook and author Anna Barnett ’s kitchen is in a converted Victorian school house in East London. Our design includes an extra tall larder and a large kitchen island with Elm veneers pressed onto birch plywood. Anna sourced a marble worktop which complements the Elm’s beautiful grain and added texture with Venetian plaster walls.
Green Dragon Lane
This navy Atlantic Blue kitchen and Ruskin Blossom pink kitchen includes a Cherry wood larder. Set in a four bedroom house in North London, it is home to Winston the whippet who likes to camouflage himself against the microcement floor.
With green Brockwell Moss laminate and Sweet Chestnut veneers, the materials and colours give this kitchen a calm feel. Our design includes open shelves and a single door larder which has received a lot of love. Ask Interiors Ltd transformed this Victorian terrace in North London and in doing so created the open-plan ground floor space.
This semi-detached Edwardian house in North London has been redesigned throughout by MW Architects who created a light filled open-plan kitchen that incorporates a walk-in larder. The warm tones of the London Plane wood are balanced with the run of navy Atlantic Blue cabinetry.
This was a personal project for architect Ewan Graham who reimagined the layout of his flat in a Victorian terrace in South London and created a large open-plan living-kitchen-dining room. The space has a monochrome scheme with Coldharbour Grey laminate cabinetry and a concrete floor.
Clerkenwell Design Week 2019
At Clerkenwell Design Week in 2019 we added Fumed Oak and two laminate colours to our collection Lynette, a zesty lilac and a chalky yellow called Solon. We also launched Spoke, open shelves with diagonal supports inspired by Victorian bamboo furniture.
The homeowners of this flat in a modernist block in South East London wanted a kitchen to compliment the mid-century aesthetic. We designed all pink Ruskin Blossom cabinetry with shelves that opened up what before had felt like a cramped space. This kitchen proves that compact doesn’t have to mean claustrophobic.
The couple that live here both have big jobs fashion so the renovation of their Victorian terrace in North East London reflects their creative eye. They opted for Coldharbour Grey laminate with London Plane wood, their cockapoo Roxy thinks they chose the latter to match her fur. They went on a mission to find marble with incredible dramatic veining for their worktop and splashback.
Eger Architects remodelled this modernist family home in South London and created a new sustainable kitchen out of a space that was formerly an alleyway. What’s particularly lovely and unusual is that we were able to source the London Plane for this kitchen from a local tree surgeon who had saved the wood from a tree that had blown down.
Inspired by our ‘Morchella’ palette this kitchen in a Brixton Victorian terrace in is London Plane wood, Atlantic Blue and Ruskin Blossom pink laminate with a Juniper Corian worktop. The encaustic floor tiles are from Marrakech Design and the wall tiles are Tratti by Inge Sempe both from Domus.
Interior designer Claire Davies-Hobbs worked with a family of four to transform the kitchen in their newly extended Edwardian house in Moseley, Birmingham. The palette includes London Plane, Market Mustard yellow and Coldharbour Grey laminate. The angular rhombus tiles are from Domus and were inspired by a trip to Pompeii.
This is one of five kitchens for One James Lane, a new development of family houses in East London designed by Hogarth Architects. The monochrome scheme for each kitchen includes Helix Grey and Half Moon White laminate with a flash of brass in the handles.
Clerkenwell Design Week 2018
2018 was the year we added Ritzy, a coral pink, to our colour palette and launched our larder (or pantry for American readers!) at Clerkenwell Design Week. More so than any other piece of kitchen furniture larders are about enjoying what’s going on in the inside as much as the outside. We are big fans of two-tone larder as you see here with London Plane doors and a Ritzy interior.