The Artist’s Kitchen

This is the kitchen of artist Natasha Mann. Once you have seen Natasha’s beautiful work, biomorphic and geometric designs in rich, matt colours, sometimes with a touch of gold leaf gilding, this room makes absolute sense. Her eye for pairing colour and creating tonal harmony is evident throughout. Indeed if you look closely at these photos you will see surfaces adorned with her patterns.

Green is the dominant colour in the room, with the back wall dedicated to the darkest shade – Bonnington Green cabinets with tiles to match. The ‘glossy tiles contrast the matt units, their reflective surface making the room appear brighter’ explained interior journalist Busola Evans when writing about the kitchen for House and Garden

Like the gold in Natasha’s paintings, the Market Mustard cupboards glow against the dark background. The yellow on the island’s shelves and skirting, helps unite the scheme and continues to the larder’s interior. The island is Elm, wood veneers we carefully arrange to enhance the beautiful grain, which can also be found on the top drawers, cupboards on either side of the fireplace and the recessed handle backs too.

The walls are Farrow and Ball’s Palm, a ‘pale, fresh green’ that is soothing too. Proving that metals can be successfully combined the copper sink is from The French House whilst the brass tap is by Devol. 

A utility room off the kitchen follows the same palette, the door framed by paint that matches Bonnington Green. Another little detail that makes this whole room feels so cohesive, cosy and characterful. Speaking to House Beautiful about the project, Natasha explained ‘we made design decisions as things progressed…with the paint colours the – the decisions were made during installation’. It of course takes an innate confidence to do this, but it’s also what gives this kitchen that natural charm, why it all ties together in such a self-assured and relaxed fashion.

If you wish to enjoy more of Natasha’s beautiful home, that is her canvas, House and Garden featured the whole house, every room adorned with her work and delicious fabric, furniture and colour combinations throughout.

Photographer: Rachael Smith