The Elm Wood Kitchen in Nunhead

It is often the case with a kitchen’s renovation that the main views are those looking out to a garden, but here interior architects and designers Much More Design have created a glorious scene looking towards the kitchen. They have not neglected the garden view as you will see, but the oak battened, asymmetrically pitched ceiling and walls of the snug frame the kitchen beautifully. 

Keeping the scheme warm, notice the palette is low on white and cool colours, the cupboard doors are Elm wood with toffee hues and a gorgeous swirling grain. In a little nod to the link between the kitchen and the cosy living room, the cupboards bridge the rooms, wrapping around to seamlessly form a recessed bookcase, with Elm lipping and Pluck’s soft cashmere hue Eccles internally. 

This kitchen’s design reflects the priorities of this young family, parents who are passionate about good food and cooking and children who want to play! Hence there is some serious high tech cooking kit adjacent to a larder for practical storage of ingredients and we created a low run of bespoke shallow cupboards, designated for toys and craft, kid clutter that’s easily accessible and can be quickly packed away at the end of the day.  

The island includes a Dekton  waterfall edge and the same material is used for the worktop and splashback. This room is fairly narrow, but still manages to incorporate a dining table that sits next to the island, a clever layout solution for a family who love to share meals together.

Photographer: Chris Snook