Nov 2012 Design of the Month – Mr and Mrs Rusz

What can we say about this kitchen?  Well, this has to be the only kitchen where we’ve had real trouble trying to choose which pictures to use in the article, as there were so many good angles and details, so you may find we’ve put quite a few in for you to look at…

The kitchen was designed by Oliver for Mr and Mrs Rusz.  It is a Daval maple solid wood kitchen.  The theme of the kitchen was to be a light coloured classic wood, with a modern twist.


The colour of the wood is really warm yet light and airy, and accentuated with a green glass splashback and bar stools (as well as a whole accent wall, see below).  The green is the perfect shade, not too bright and fluorescent, nor dark and imposing, but gives that ‘zing’ which really gives the kitchen style and personality.

The ovens are situated in the tall housings lining one side of the room for a really sleek and streamlined look leading to a dining area open to the kitchen.

The eye follows the line straight to the green wall in the dining area, with what can only be described as a GINORMOUS wall clock, the centre piece of the room.  Mr and Mrs Rusz have decorated and accessorized with some beautiful pieces, the lilies on the table, interesting barstools and the green that cannot be forgotten.


The lighting in this room plays an important part in adding to the atmosphere, with downlights highlighting the cupboard door colours and shape.  The mix of all the textures is a tactile pleasure and you really want to touch and feel the wood, granite, glass and stainless steel.


The glass on the extractor reflects the stainless steel gas hob, playing with the light, and creating a really interesting reflection which is a feature in its own right.

The breakfast bar area, with it’s round raised granite top, is located just out of the active cooking area so friends and family can have a chat over a glass of wine (served helpfully by a wine cooler just underneath!), whilst dinner is being prepared.

Even the Neff oven’s green clock goes with the kitchen’s green theme!


And then we had some fun taking photos with Champagne and flutes, wanting to show the more indulgent, sophisticated side of this room.





We love this kitchen, it serves as a beautiful, functional place for the family to cook, relax and entertain, we hope Mr and Mrs Rusz enjoy this kitchen as much as we have enjoyed seeing it evolve and become what it is today.