With layout and appliances finalised, Jimmy and Samantha considered which materials to use. Guided by their designer on a visit to the veneer mill, Jimmy selected deep wooden Ziricote veneer, a South American wood, for the base cabinets and fitted furniture from Davonport’s sleek ‘Linear’ collection. The grain of the Ziricote wood boasts beautiful streaks of yellowy gold set against the dark brown, and this teamed effortlessly with high-gloss white lacquered finishes on the island units.
These also housed the double oven and integrated fridge-freezer on one side, and coffee machine, microwave and wine cooler on the other, hidden behind a clever retracting pocket door. With the built-in Quooker hot-water tap, the sink area was ideal for preparing drinks.
“The kitchen has been so very well planned, even though it is a very large space, everything is still within easy reach,” says Samantha.