converted warehouse kitchen


Transformed by a clever conversion, this 17th century boat house is now a stylish weekend retreat with a retro feel.

the brief:

Our client asked for a stylish and compact luxury kitchen that doesn’t actually look like a kitchen.

the design:

We always enjoy working on interior design projects that throw in a bit of a challenge! Here we designed a kitchen for a small space with uneven, fragile old stone walls and a lack of wall space.

We avoided an awkward, dominating area by creating a freestanding kitchen that can either hide everything away or showcase it. By integrating appliances into the cabinets, the space hardly looks like a kitchen at all when the doors are closed. To add warmth and contrast to the whitewashed stone walls we suggested a Walnut finish which our client continued throughout.

To zone the kitchen and provide much needed workspace, this quirky kitchen also has a multifunctional island. The bulthaup island includes sectioned bin compartments for waste management, a dishwasher and large drawers for cutlery, crockery and cookware. A raised walnut breakfast bar on the island provides gentle screening from kitchen activities without harshly dividing the room. The island also doubles as a dining space or place to perch and chat with whoever is cooking. Knoll barstools from Harry Bertoia’s iconic 1952 wire collection complete this design-led space.

It is always an honour when an industry professional asks us to collaborate on their own project so we were delighted when our client said…

“As the Director of an Interior Design practice, Sapphire Spaces is the only company I could trust with my kitchen brief”

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