Essential Kitchens 2017
Interior designer Lykke Larsen never set out to fully remodel her kitchen. “One thing led to another and it just sort of happened”, she jokes.
We had a small island near the oven but there was never enough room to sit there. It got to the point where it irritated me so much I decided to make a change, but I kept getting new inspiration and we ended up with a whole new kitchen. The former kitchen in this family’s five bedroom Surrey home featured sleek white cabinetry with black counters in a gloss finish, but when designing the updated space Lykke veered towards more classic style in keeping with the house. At one point in the planning I was thinking about cabinets in Swedish blue, explains Lykke.
But I decided this might clash with the rest of the house which is quite modern and classic. We actually have a summer house in Denmark which has a very similar dark kitchen so I knew this would work here too.
The dark cabinets help to give the space a contemporary feel and the colour works well with both the traditional-style old beams and the other rustic features in our home, as well as the modern art.