The kitchen is more than just a room in your house. It’s the beating heart of every home, the intimate backdrop to your daily life and the place where tiny memories are made a thousand times a day. That’s why this room deserves to be the impressive centrepiece of your home; one that celebrates personality as much as practicality. After all, that’s what dream kitchens are all about.
That’s why we’ve pulled together this edit of our favourite kitchen’s of the year. Spaces and projects that we’ve absolutely fallen in love with, from polished concrete islands to eye-catching kitchen cabinets, to adding modern feels to a centuries-old property.
So without further ado, scroll through our gallery of timeless kitchens, bookmarking this and that as you discover new trends and inspirations. Trust us: we couldn’t be prouder of these projects. Enjoy.
Neutral, rustic and oh-so-exciting, this quintessential English kitchen does something rare: combining that charming farmhouse feel with the clean and contemporary look of a modern townhouse. And it does it without skipping a beat. From the natural stone flooring to the natural light that floods through the beautiful bay window, to the gorgeously high ceilings, The Firs is a celebration of age-old character brought to life by creativity and calm. The wall of Normandy Grey cabinets that add personalised practicality, the Ho Ho Green island that celebrates fun and function, the Quooker taps and mirrored backsplash that create new moments, all brought together by the patinated brass handles–this is a kitchen as it should be: tranquil, pragmatic and packed full of features. What a place to call home.
Worktops: Ariel Silestone Quartz
Colours: Wall Run – Nomandy Grey, Little Green | Island – Ho Ho Green, Little Green
This is more than just a kitchen. This is a piece of art, a space that evokes emotion everywhere you look, all while blurring the lines between personality and practicality, fun and function. From walls packed full of creative storage solutions to state-of-the-art appliances that pop up in the most unexpected places, to the thick concrete worktops from Lazenby that steal your eye like moments of modern art, this kitchen is everything you could ever dream of. Bold and beautiful, traditional and contemporary, daring yet understated. This is a kitchen that has been tailor-made to the owner’s wants, needs, lifestyle and personality.
Worktops: Polished Concrete By Lazenbys
Colours: Little Greene – Basalt
Combining clean lines and natural tones, this classic English kitchen works in total harmony with the world right outside the windows. Centred around a stunning olive green island, this kitchen features a striking blend of modern appliances, traditional cabinetry and subtle opulence everywhere you look, from the state-of-the art appliances to the quartz worktops with matching backsplash. Inspired by the calm and quiet of the great outdoors, this kitchen lets the light dance effortlessly around the space, adding life to the different textures — the quartz counters, stone floor and wooden cabinets — all while softening the chrome accents and immaculate design. Fun and functional, sophisticated yet striking, this kitchen celebrates the beauty in simplicity and the personality of the owners.
At first glance, the combination of wooden floors, dark cabinets and marble worktops give this space all the foundations of a traditional English kitchen. But look a little closer and you’ll discover a space that knows how to have fun with the basics. From the framed cubbyholes to the quirky brass handles, the double-hinged larder doors to the state-of-the-art appliances, this is a kitchen that combines more than meets the eye. It’s a space where traditional aesthetics are brought to life by contemporary twists, personality blends with practicality, and age-old craftsmanship works in harmony with modern functionality. This really is a special space indeed.
Name: Henly On Thames
Worktops: Natural Marble
Colours: Railings, Tap – Quooker Classic, Aged Brass
Every kitchen evokes a different emotion and this one evokes nothing but joy. A mix of exciting colours and contrasting textures, original features and contemporary twists, this small yet mighty kitchen is packed full of fun and function everywhere you look. Celebrating a combination of bespoke cabinetry and open shelving, this little space is all about the little pleasures in life. Beautiful trinkets and brass hinges, original range cooker and state-of-the-art hob inductor, quartz worktops, parquet flooring and an all-purpose larder for both storing and serving. It is a space that feels like home, and we got to work with Temi to bring that vision to life, working with her on every aspect of the design to deliver a freestanding feel to this cosy corner. Small yet special, unique yet obtainable — this is a space that makes you smile.
Colour: Mid Azure | Worktops: Ventatino Quartz
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Combining fun and function, this island kitchen is the perfect place to start your day, end your evening and fill all the hours in between. Boasting handmade shaker cabinets, a bespoke larder, farmhouse sink and venatino quartz worktops, this kitchen has all the foundations of a traditional kitchen. Yet the plethora of exciting details makes this space feel exciting, unique and personal. From the Perrin & Rowe taps to the matching handles, to the state-of-the-art Neff appliances, this kitchen is nothing short of energising, and the centrepiece island only shines the spotlight on that fact.
Colours: Little Green Hicks Blue & Pall Mall
Worktops: Venatino Carrera
The striking colour combination in this galley kitchen encourages it to blur the lines between its contemporary feel and its traditional roots, creating a space full of elegance, charm and colour. Yet it is the attention to detail that makes this kitchen feel so timeless. The momo handles, Quooker taps, Neff appliances and creative colour scheme all working together to display the full potential of this kitchen in all its staggering glory.
Worktops: Venatino Carrera
One of our favourite kitchens to date, this beautiful Cotswold cottage was an absolute privilege for us to work with and we think the results speak for themselves. Finished in Studio Green with a Graphite Everhot range, the whole kitchen is framed beautifully by the limestone walls and the raw oak beams. The boot area on the other side of the room is the perfect space to return to after a long country walk, who wouldn’t want to come home to this stunning kitchen.
Colour: Studio Green | Worktops: Ventatino Quartz