We’ve recently replaced one of our modern kitchen displays in our Colchester showroom with this stunning D² kitchen. Sleek, streamlined, and handle-less, this contemporary kitchen ticks all the boxes of modern kitchen design. However, the introduction of oak doors, a statement worktop and stunning book-matched ceramic splashback gives this kitchen a sense of style and personality not usually associated with modern design.
1 | The statement worktop
The statement ceramic worktop on the island of this D² kitchen adds a lot of aesthetic interest to the room. The combination of brown, grey and orange tones hints at an industrial, almost rust-like feel. By continuing the worktop to the floor on one end of the island, the worktop becomes a core visual feature in this kitchen, perfectly finished with the addition of recessed handle lighting detail which runs the full length of the island.
2 | The book-matched splashback
Nothing says luxury quite like book-matched marble, and this ceramic used for the worktop and splashback has just as much impact. Book-matching directly behind the tap centres the design, subtly hinting at the attention to detail throughout the kitchen.
3 | The Portobello pendant light
The island in this kitchen is the main food prep area and also houses the hob. Therefore, it’s very important that there is adequate lighting which is also in-keeping with the room’s contemporary aesthetics. These Portobello pendant lights, available to purchase from our Colchester showroom, are perfect; understated with a hint of industrial design.
4 | The Miele appliance bank
Positioned at eye level for ease of use, the bank of Miele appliances includes an oven, steam oven, and bean-to-cup coffee machine. In-keeping with the sleek, streamlined feel of this D² kitchen layout, the two ovens are from Miele’s handle-less range, opened via touch. Opting for graphite grey, the appliances complement the matt grey doors on the island and base units.
5 | The upcycled oak doors
What sets this kitchen apart from the more ‘run of the mill’ modern designs is its daring approach to texture and material. These upcycled oak doors (using recycled oak from an old flour mill) are not usually seen in contemporary kitchen schemes. But the added warmth, tone and texture this adds to the design brings the room to life and enriches the personality of the space. Because the cabinets are all handle-less, the oak detailing is entirely uninterrupted, allowing the natural beauty of the knots and tone variations to stand out.
To find out more about our D² kitchen style, click here.