With the obvious benefit of a skylight-enhanced space, John and Victoria Skitt were keen to replace their existing kitchen with something that celebrated the abundance of natural light.
“We wanted to change the colour scheme and to create a lighter, more modern feel,” reflects Victoria. “Our old kitchen, chosen by the previous owners, was quite dark with lots of dark wooden cabinets and had a peninsular rather than an island.”
Higham Furniture was briefed to create a sleek design that combined modern with classic and ideally featured an island with French and industrial accents. “We met a number of designers at the beginning of our project but Higham was our preference from the start. We loved the Higham designs that we had seen online and we found the design team to be down-to-earth, engaged and flexible in approach from the beginning.”
Veronika Lovasova, designer for Higham Furniture, says, “The existing space was looking a little bit tired and the layout also did not work well.” The cabinetry chosen was a classic Shaker style, featuring painted tulipwood and maple in Little Greene French Grey-Pale and Scree. Using the same Carrara quartz stone for the worktops and splashback created a seamless look.
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