The inspiration for this very simple but charming “soft cornered” design with rounded pillars and corners initially came from the fact that our clients restored period cottage had beautifully curved edges to all the plasterwork, and we wanted the kitchen furniture to reflect the softly flowing feel of the cottage.
Since undertaking the original commission, we have repeated this “soft cornered” design in other properties. This part of the gallery shows how three cream painted kitchens, all built to a similar design, can look quite different. Here we have the initial open plan cottage wrought iron door furniture and a mantle which has been scalloped back to make maximum use of the worktop area, a large family kitchen where we added chunky wooden knobs, a huge over mantle and curved the runs of the units inside and out, and a smaller kitchen in an Exmoor cottage. This time the kitchen furniture was kept softly understated with no mantle, small oak knobs, an oak top on the island unit and pale grey Corian tops, sinks and up-stands.