The Pink and Blue Peckham Kitchen

The words of Do+Co Architects who led the redesign of this South East London home sum up perfectly what this project is about: ‘this colourful home delivers rich detail in every room. [We] transformed this ordinary Peckham 1950s mid-terrace into a home that would showcase her eclectic furniture, craft, art and fashion collections, whilst providing entertaining areas and a quiet, peaceful haven at the top of the house’.

The kitchen diner is in the new rear extension that includes a wonderful internal oriel window, perfect for reading with a drink (coffee or wine!) and enjoying the tranquil garden views. Our cabinetry reflects our client’s wish to create a colourful home with Atlantic Blue and Ritzy the dominant hues. This coral pink and petrol blue is a rich combination and we particularly enjoy how the crockery collection on the Spoke shelves seems to reflect the palette.

We kept the darker Atlantic Blue to the base cabinets and island, thus helping to ground the design with the intensity of the colour. There is a run of wall cabinetry that includes a London Plane larder – the beautiful specked grain adding some texture to the scheme.

The larder’s internal design includes Ritzy, giving rise to a satisfying moment when the doors open to reveal how the pink in the rest of the cabinetry is picked up here too. 

Do+Co incorporated two shelves along this wall specifically for the ceramics collection and here Victorian stoneware mingles with West German pottery and vintage French pieces, again the glazes complement the cabinetry beautifully. 

The terrazzo worktop on the island is from Diespker with pink, ochre and green tones it draws the eye to this central area of the room, meanwhile celadon Zellige tiles by Mosaic Factory with their deliciously varied tones and finishes provide a soft splashback. 

The project featured in Good Homes magazine, who said ‘the terrazzo worktop and cupboard colours make this Pluck kitchen feel like one of a kind’. Reflecting absolutely the essence of our kitchens – no two Pluck kitchens are the same, always guided by the personality, priorities and taste of our clients.

Photographers: Guy Woodlock and James French