National Picnic Month – The kitchen designs that evoke a feeling of nature in your home.
As the weather gets warmer and we all reminisce on the street parties and picnics of the Queen’s Jubilee, the temptation is to carry on that feeling throughout the rest of the summer and beyond. At Christopher Peters, our designs are not only about how a kitchen space functions but how it makes you feel. We are constantly inspired and motivated by our clients’ interests and passions – whether that be a love of travelling or being at one with nature.
We are often asked to evoke the feeling of nature, or bring the outside in, when we design rooms in the home. But, without question, it is the kitchen space that lends itself to the aesthetic that nature brings with it – earthy tones, a feeling of warmth and a calm serenity.
Here are just a few of the kitchen spaces we have designed that create a feeling of nature in the home.
Tones of nature – Myer Bridge Barn
This project was a real highlight for us at Christopher Peters. A complete renovation of the kitchen and adjoining utility and shower room was required in this converted barn property, which was originally built in 1860 and last converted and modernised in 1985.
The client has two young children, so storage space was a must – but with no compromise on style. The couple had renovated the rest of the barn to their own exacting standard and so the kitchen needed to live up to the rest of the property. With a real eye for classic, farmhouse design, we worked with the client to create a room that would be as functional as it was beautiful. A real consideration for us was bringing the earthy tones of the property’s surroundings into the design, without taking away from the natural light brought in by the large windows and bi-fold doors. Therefore, we opted for neutral paint tones – Farrow & Ball Ammonite – for the majority of the kitchen units and Railings for the island. Plenty of foliage and a beautiful wooden table is used to bring the outside in.
With bi-fold doors and a skylight window, the room is inviting and the perfect space for socialising.
Bright and airy – Maulden Cottage
How stunning is this view? This client wanted to bring the serene backdrop from their own back garden into their kitchen space, creating this beautiful breakfast nook that makes a real impact. The clean, fresh tones complement the leafy greens of the trees on the horizon and almost tricks the eye into thinking this is one large, open-plan space. Come rain or shine, this is a spot to sit and admire the breathtaking views for hours on end, coffee and newspaper in hand.
Blue hues – High Street
This kitchen space still incorporates the beautiful tones of nature but in an entirely different way – this time, the inky and vast tones of the coast. Deep teals and calming blue hues have been used to sit alongside the calming neutral white of the worktops and the shiplap finish on the walls.
The units have been painted in a combination of Farrow & Ball shade Elephant’s Breath, with the island in Green Smoke and the large pantry unit at the end of the space in Studio Green. One of our favourite features about this space is the way the wall cupboard and plate rack, in stained chestnut, adds a point of warmth in the otherwise cool space.
So, whether your love of leafy green spaces is what inspires you, or you tend to frequent the many beautiful beaches along our coast lines, we can incorporate a feeling of nature into any home design.
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