The Notting Hill Kitchen

It's all going on here in this deVOL kitchen in a fabulous apartment in Notting Hill, West London. Glamorous Arabescato marble and dramatic colours mixed with quirky, fun little pops of colour and frivolous ornaments. Despite its humble size, this room is big in personality and we love it.

The kitchen itself is only forty square foot, so choosing cupboards from our Classic English range was a wise choice, they have been designed and made especially to fit this small but very grand looking kitchen. We incorporated slim open shelving instead of boxy wall cupboards and hid integrated appliances behind painted doors to ensure an uncomplicated room that felt easy to be in but still functioned just as a kitchen should. 

The mix of metals is lovely to see, it's easy too if you stick to beautiful finishes and avoid anything that looks overly shiny and new. Here we have a stainless steel Bertazzoni cooker and matching extractor, aged brass taps and shelf brackets, and brass cupboard handles with a little verdigris. Variety is always good and makes for a more eclectic and fun kind of room.  

Now let's talk about the colour. A rich, bespoke, sumptuous deep dark green almost all over, with a bright white ceiling to cleverly make the room feel a bit taller. There is a sense that big is always better, but in actual fact, a small richly coloured kitchen can be the most alluring of spaces, holding a certain charm and intimacy and beauty that is hard to achieve in a large room. 

It doesn't really matter if your kitchen is huge or teeny because either way, you can make it beautiful. Extra beautiful if you come to us for some help.