Project Name: Kensington Townhouse

Location: Kensington High Street, London

Date Completed: September 2016

Architect: PEEK Architecture + Design (Architects and Interior Designers)

Interior Designer: PEEK Architecture + Design (Architects and Interior Designers)

Located on Kensington High Street, this project involved creating a large kitchen in an open plan living space. PEEK Architecture had a large space to plan this design, they wanted to create a kitchen mixing several contrasting materials so that the space did not feel too clinical. PEEK also had to ensure that practicality was key in the designs for this project, as it was the main kitchen in a large family house. It was important that this space was multi functional, a design that would be suitable for both entertaining family and friends.

The design brief was to create a practical family kitchen, but with a mix of finishes, to give a materiality and interest. The dark oak, is mixed with copper sheeting, white sprayed fronts and simple Carrara marble, and is suitable for family life as well as glamorous drinks parties. The dark oak is used as a detail, on some doors, in an almost deco style, so the joinery has more of a detailed furniture type appearance, rather than a standard kitchen.

PEEK Architecture’s favourite part of the design was the use of the copper sheeting against the dark oak, two very simple finishes, but together they create a rich sophisticated palate. This project successfully merge the themes of practicality and luxury at the same time, with lots of storage and a space for every activity. It will be easy to keep surfaces clear of clutter, even for a cooking enthusiast. The mix of materials and colours, mean that even though it is a large kitchen, it does not look bland.