Our World / How to design a show-stopping kitchen
In an age where time always feels like it's of the essence, compelling us to grab dinner on-the-go or opting for a takeaway coffee (in a sustainable cup no less), we at Hill House Interiors seek to re-inject a bit of sanctity into a space where sociable consumption habits can still reign supreme with the right interior design decisions - the Kitchen.
To do so, customisation is key. Whether a family of five with many a frequenting cousin for dinner or a couple seeking to enjoy slower mornings delighting in cooked breakfasts, tailoring interior design decisions ensure our private clients’ luxury residents have a kitchen that pairs the modern 'must' of smart efficiency with our signature luxurious design!
Efficiency paired with Sleek Modern Design
Induce drama with kitchen surfaces made of granite, or granite-effect material such as porcelain. With many granite colours to choose for, don’t shy away from moodier tones like ebony to create contrast with correctly placed artificial lighting encapsulated in matching-toned pendants. Nothing screams luxury like these richer tones.
We at Hill House Interiors always keep in mind ease of living for our private clients, so the right kitchen storage space for your particular needs is a must in our eyes! Perhaps a customised larder for the foodies out there to conceal any clutter, or an in-built wine cooler that embodies clever storage with an artistic display. Concealed, sans-handled cupboards are also an up-and-coming 2020 kitchen trend to keep your eyes on.
Open Plan Living
A popular design choice that shows no signs of letting-up, open plan kitchens are not only a clever use of space but adjoining your kitchen to entertainment or dining spaces is key for promoting homely sociability.
A kitchen with an adjacent garden or terrace space enabled by custom French doors promotes ease in outdoor dining in the Summer months (or during Winter if you dare), with the additional benefit of increased natural light. Many of our private clients also opt for opening up the kitchen to their living and dining rooms, creating an environment for the dinner party of their dreams!
Pair this with an island table or peninsula to feature sociability in the heart of your home, easing a rushed morning breakfast with an efficient, relaxed dining space.
Pair your island table with customised bar stools to inject a practical design choice with some glamour! Bold colour choices like this vibrant 'Hermes' orange is sure to awaken the senses in a kitchen with a darker palette. Add to the mix luxurious fabrics such as velvet or silver-gold leaf design and once you sit down you might not want to get up! Many of these fabrics are now available with a fibre guard protection too, so no need to shy away from your favourite style for something more 'practical'.
Finally, for the client seeking to push the boundaries of classic straight-edged design, adding curvature to cupboards or dining spaces adds understated glamour to the kitchen space, like this beautiful island table below.
Don't be overwhelmed by the thought of ripping apart your whole kitchen in order to inject some luxury - you don't have to! Take this residence - while appreciating the original layout, we focused on stylishly re-invigorating the space, through covering the existing floor with fine porcelain tiles, sprucing up the island table, and finishing all the doors in a specialist lacquer. No matter how your kitchen looks today, leave it with us to give your kitchen the modern makeover it deserves!