January 2014 – Design of the Month – Mr and Mrs Boon


A gorgeous new entry for the beginning of the year to lift our spirits – Check out this kitchen designed by Chris for Mr and Mrs Boon.  It is a solid wood and painted kitchen by LBI, with beautiful curved details and delicate decor.

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Mr and Mrs Boon chose a classic kitchen, and decorated with soft hues – creams and pastel greens, with delicate grey stone worktops, and we all agree the combination works beautifully!

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The kitchen is a large family space, with plenty of food preparation space, storage, cooking appliances and a comfortable breakfast bar on the island.

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Mr and Mrs Boon went for two single Neff ovens, with a combi-microwave and warming drawer, set into the tall units at the head of the room. Plenty of space in those ovens for that huge family meal!

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The utility room is done in the same style as the kitchen, again with those rich oak wood doors, and soft grey stone worktops.  The utility room has an extra fridge freezer, along with the washing machine and tumble drier, and storage for those necessities!

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Artistically caught on camera, Mona has shown the end grain butcher’s block on the island (Actually found at both ends of the island!)  The warm wood used in this way adds an extra texture and depth to the kitchen, a tactile texture that you just want to touch…

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The space is generously bathed in natural light, from two large windows and large glass doors at the end of the room.  But for those darker evenings, Mr and Mrs Boon benefit from spotlights in the ceiling and underlights under the wall units and in the chimney nook.  Additionally there is a gorgeous glass pendant chandelier above the island, which is a feature in its own right.

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Check out this piece of wall decor – perfect for a kitchen, and really unusual! Mr and Mrs Boon have unusual silver serving utensils displayed in a black box frame, making an eye-catching food themed 3D picture!

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The sinks and taps in the kitchen are very stylish and practical – a double undermount ceramic sink, with twin taps by Quooker – a normal hot and cold mixer tap, but also a boiling water tap for instant tea/coffee making solutions etc, and not having to wait for a kettle or pan of water to boil.  (And getting rid of a kettle from sitting on the worktop!)

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The stone worktop is also used to clad the insides of the mantle above the hob, protecting the wood from heat and cooking splashes – and is much easier to clean than wood!  the colour also makes this area brighter, helped by the lights built in to the extractor.

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The overall view of the kitchen is a pleasure to walk in to, and work in!

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Mr and Mrs Boon have a large oval dining table, in the warm oak to match the kitchen, the curves reflecting the curves in the kitchen furniture.

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Neff Point&Twist induction hob!

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Mr and Mrs Boon have got a perfect fridge/freezer combination – tall fridge, half freezer and half wine cooler – You’ve got to love a wine cooler!

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Pull out larder – handy storage space!

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The worktop is a delicate granite called Bianco Eclipsia.  It has patterns that make it almost look like marble, but with all the benefits of granite.  Mr and Mrs Boon chose to have a more detailed profile to the worktop on the island, with the extra detail adding to the opulent warmth in the room.

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The breakfast bar on the island is created by a gentle curve in the worktop projecting out from the middle, with space for three stools underneath.  Perfect for grabbing a quick bite to eat, or chatting in the evening while the chef of the house is creating dinner.

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The picture below shows the detail which has gone into the cornicing and corbels over the mantle.  Look at the lovely graining in the wood, we just want to touch that oak!

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Thank you to Mr and Mrs Boon for giving us the opportunity to work on such an amazing kitchen, we love how you have made it sparkle like this with such tasteful details and attention!