The Epping Forest Pastel Kitchen

There is soft pink, bold blue and punchy yellow in this playful family kitchen. Set in a house nestled on the edge of Epping Forest, it’s not just the colour scheme that brings a cheeky sense of fun, a double height ceiling over the dining table is a confident, dramatic statement too – signifiers that our clients wanted to create a space that stops you in your tracks.

MW Architects worked their magic on the design (interior and architectural), disjointed rooms were connected and a close link between the kitchen and beautiful garden was forged. The project is known as ‘Cosmo’s House’ after the lurcher Cosmo who lives there. It’s hard to imagine but prior to the renovation accessing the garden was an awkward affair – extremely frustrating for Cosmo and his humans.

The footprint of the kitchen is actually fairly compact, but we managed to incorporate lots of storage with a wall of cupboards that arch over a doorway; their position feels at one with the interior architecture of the room, utilising a wall that otherwise would be empty.

Elsewhere, a peninsula provides more work surface and enables people in the kitchen to face the dining room whilst prepping meals. Fluted glass cabinets give light wall storage and sit next to open shelves, a place to  both store and display ceramics. 

MW Architects say  ‘The project celebrates colour and fun as part of everyday living so a turquoise vinyl floor became one of the main features of the space, alongside our client’s pink kitchen of dreams from Pluck.’ This renovation they say ‘brings more joy to family living’, a wonderful achievement, we are delighted to have been part of! 

Meanwhile speaking to Kitchens, Bedrooms & Bathrooms magazine our lovely clients said “We worked with Pluck off plan and were really delighted with the friendly feel of the company but also their service and follow-up” Blush worthy words indeed. Epping Forest Pink Kitchen has also been featured in The World of Interiors.

Photographer: French + Tye