June Design of the Month – Mr and Mrs Shah’s Kitchen




This month’s Design of the Month is Mr and Mrs Shah’s kitchen, designed by Ken.

It is a really gorgeous mix of textures and materials, making it a really tactile and sumptuous kitchen, standing out amongst the rest.


The kitchen is a classic solid wood painted kitchen using English manufacturer Daval.  The design is an ‘in-frame’ design, with the detailing lifted through the light choice of painted colours, and accented with those beautiful materials.

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The worktop really makes the design feel ‘rich’ and warm.  Mr and Mrs Shah have decorated and accessorised beautifully.  Their excellent taste seeps charm and glamour, a pleasing delight on the eye.

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Its the small details that make the kitchen stand proud, like the recessed lights under the island worktop, those beautiful pendant lights, and the details found on the pilasters and cornices.

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Mr and Mrs Shah have got a helpful array of appliances to keep the chef busy, with a Siemens oven, steamer and combi-oven, and two warming drawers to keep those dishes hot ready for serving.

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Check out these beautiful streaks in the natural stone worktop, a granite called ‘Spectrus’, it’s certainly an eye catching primary key to the design.  We love the way all of the different materials tie in colour-wise.

In the background, you can see the rather unusual slate brick detailed wall, with uplights highlighting the different levels and textures on the surface.  This is such a fantastic accent detail, we really love the effect and the way it ties in perfectly with the overall look.

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We really like those pendant lights!  Perfect positioning for eating at the breakfast bar when grabbing a quick bite to eat or to catch up on gossip while the chef of the house is creating dinner.

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Mr and Mrs Shah have a combination of hobs, getting the best of both gas and induction cooking, whilst still leaving the worktop looking sleek, streamlined and uncluttered.  Check out the sturdy wok burner pictured above.

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The fridge/freezer serving the family kitchen is pictured above.

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The island hosts hidden recessed lighting under the worktop, a subtle detail that adds to the atmospheric ambience in the room, along with those lights highlighting the wall.

We really love this kitchen and wish it was in our showroom  to show off just what you can do with different materials, a bit of thought, and excellent taste!