In a kitchen designed for her mother’s Hampstead flat, designer Lonika Chande created a bold U-shaped Shaker-style kitchen in deep Indian yellow. The cabinets, bought through her builder, contain integrated appliances (refrigerator, pantry, washing machine, and dishwasher) and are offset with warm brass and cool stone countertops. Here we profile the key elements that complete the look.Above: An antique shelf hangs above the kitchen sink for storing small copper pots and bunches of herbs. Photograph by Simon Brown from A London Designer’s Apartment Remodel for a Demanding Client (Her Mother). Above: Carrara quartzite countertops. Photograph by Simon Brown from A London Designer’s Apartment Remodel for a Demanding Client (Her Mother).
MaterialsAbove: The wall color is Paper I from Paint & Paper Library. Above: The cabinets were painted in-situ in Library Muga in a gloss finish from Paint & Paper. Above: The countertops are a durable Carrara Quartzite, as seen here from International Granite & Stone. For more on the material, see A Marble Countertop Lookalike, Minus the Maintenance.
Faucets & FixturesAbove: The Vola KV1 Kitchen Single-Handle Faucet is available through Vola. It’s one of the 10 we profiled in 10 Easy Pieces: Modern Single-Lever U-Shaped Kitchen Faucets. Above: The Kohler Vault Stainless Steel Bar Sink is $322.44 at Build.com. For more options see our post 10 Easy Pieces: Stainless Steel Kitchen Sinks.
Lighting & HardwareAbove: The Old School Electric Bell Blown Glass Pendant in Medium is £123 at Holloways of Ludlow. Above: The Rowen & Wren Bitra Hook Rail in Antique Brass is £74. Above: The Rowen & Wren Grove Simple Knob in Matt Brass is £9 in small.
AccessoriesAbove: The Duralex Picardie Tumblers in Green are $6 each at Lost & Found. Above: The Le Creuset Cast Iron Dutch Oven in Artichaut is $299.95 at Williams-Sonoma. Above: The Tava Handwoven Rattan Round Serving Tray is $99 at Pottery Barn. Above: The Peterman Splated Maple Oval Bowl in the 10 inch size is $90 at Lost & Found. Above: The linen Tekla Kitchen Towel in Stain, a deep blue color, is $45. Above: The Iringa Round Basket is $129 at Rejuvenation.
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