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Real home: going for gold in a stylish Knightsbridge kitchen

Two apartments were knocked into one to create this stylish home - so naturally, the kitchen needed to match...
   Katie Byrne  |  written on: 10-09-2018 15:40pm


Once a single-floor flat in an Edwardian-built block of rather fabulous apartments, the occupants of this property decided to do something rather different when they moved in.

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They purchased not one but two apartments in the Knightsbridge-based block, knocking the pair together and allowing them to create their perfect two-storey home. Rather clever, don't you think?

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With the space drastically opened up, it was time for the occupants - a couple and their young daughter - to turn their attention to the kitchen.

The brief? To create a cook-space that offered both wow-factor and clean simplicity. Enter Richard Anderson, the designer at Poggenpohl who helped to make the vision a reality...

The project in a nutshell


Who lives here? A couple with their young daughter.

The property: An Edwardian-built two-storey home in Knightsbridge, London.

Designer: Richard Anderson, from Poggenpohl's Wigmore Street showroom.

Budget: Approx. £90k.

To really nail that craving for 'wow-factor', standout details in a shimmering palette of gold were selected by Richard and the occupants. The challenge, however, lay in making sure the dazzle didn't dim the desire for an aesthetic that was still clean and minimal.

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"Making sure it was sleek and yet still offered sufficient storage and an adequately sized worktop was initially a challenge," Richard tells us. "We installed a full-run of wall and floor units on the back wall, as well as a breakfast bar, which houses deep drawers and provides extra surface space."

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The open-plan design of the kitchen means that it lends itself, of course, quite effortlessly to both cooking and entertaining. It's important, Richard says, to give careful prior thought to the function of your space before you begin designing it: "we always advise clients to consider exactly how they want to use the space. Is it a family room, a cook's kitchen or a place to entertain? Once you know your key objectives, you can then work with your designer to make the space truly fitting for you and your needs".

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The main materials used were glass and porcelain; the kitchen doors were made from the former, whilst thin worktops in the latter wrap around the sides of the breakfast bar.

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One of the real joys of the space, of course, is the illusion of additional room it presents. Granted, it's a large space already - but clever surfaces make it appear that little bit bigger. "There are so many reflective surfaces in this kitchen that the space looks bigger than it is, and it's always bright and welcoming," Richard enthuses.

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   Katie Byrne
Katie Byrne is a writer, editor and filter fan (coffee, not Instagram), and lives in a Georgian-built flat that features various statement cobwebs.

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