Senior designer of The Main Company Julia Dale collaborated with StudioDH architects on this kitchen for an extension beneath a geometric roof design.
Located in the city of York, and created for a Victorian property with modern extension, is this eye-catching green project which blends style function and opulence.
The clients, a couple with no children, wanted a space that embodied sophistication while offering plenty of practical space, allowing more room for cooking and entertaining.
The kitchen’s layout has been designed to include maximum storage and efficiency, alongside statement features.
Senior designer Julia Dale said the greatest challenge was to incorporate enough storage but not detract from the geometric roof by adding too many wall cabinets.
So, The Main Company decided to prioritise floor to ceiling storage in the old kitchen area and walk-through space, giving space for food and tableware, thanks to the ceiling height.
This allowed the geometric roof to take centre-stage in the main kitchen area, paired with low cabinetry, an island and a dining table.
A wall of floor to ceiling cupboards plays host to a large built-in pantry as well as plenty of drawer space for pots, pans and cooking utensils.
Home bar feature
With the homeowners appreciating the finer things in life, the eye-catching features include artwork above the sink and hob, as well as an impressive home bar.
The aged brass splashback, adorned with floating shelves, provides a backdrop for their extensive collection of wines and spirits, creating a focal point for guests to admire – without taking attention away from other areas of the kitchen.
It was an area of the kitchen, senior designer Julia Dale was particularly pleased with: “The stylish bar area which ties in beautifully with the rest of the kitchen, but stands out on its own!
“A patina aged brass splash back has been added between floating glass shelves which display the clients liquor.
“The result is a striking feature wall which adds layer and depth to the kitchen, creating a specific zone for the homeowners and guests to enjoy cocktails whilst still being part of the kitchen.
Green and black palette
Combining a palette of greens and blacks, the L-shaped kitchen’s dark colour palette is bathed in natural light from the glass roof, which casts shadows across the space which move throughout the day.
The warm undertones of Little Greene’s ‘Citrine’ adorns the cabinets, paired with elegant brushed gold hardware from Heritage Brass.
The fresh, vibrant olive green pops against the moss-coloured walls and Little Green ‘Jack Black’ black kitchen island in the centre.
It helps draw the eye in to the kitchen extension and complements the colours of the industrial roof.
Completing the look is a white, veined quartz worktops chosen for its durability and ability to be easy-to-clean allowing a seamless space for food preparation and cooking.
The owners wanted to incorporate the Citrine green colour into the kitchen cabinets, while keeping with the traditional kitchen aesthetic – and left the designer to choose the rest.
Julia Dales adds: “They loved how the colour was used throughout and complemented the rest of the earthy palette and other textures in the space.”
Pairing old and new to complement both the history of the home and the contemporary feel of the extension, from the classic shaker cabinetry and terracotta brick floor tiles to the modern black and gold, the kitchen provides the perfect backdrop for both entertaining and day-to-day living.