Michelle and Chris’ bespoke kitchen ‘grew by itself’ as both client and designer shared a mutual love and respect for the classic and timeless Cook’s kitchen-inspired scheme.
‘One idea led to another so our kitchen felt that it grew quite effortlessly by itself,’ says Michelle. ‘I really enjoy interiors and coming up with the schemes is something I’ve always liked, so I loved this whole experience of creating our dream kitchen.’ Meeting with our designer at Dorans Kitchen & Home - Jordan Price - relatively early in the build project, Michelle had done her research looking online for ideas and visiting a wide selection of kitchen designer sites. ‘I came across Dorans website and was really impressed with your work. Quite often, I’ll see something I like and move forward from there. My husband, Chris really liked the website too, so that went a long way.’
Dealing with Jordan, the couple spent time talking through everything they wanted to achieve with their new scheme. When our designer and client have a mutual respect for design, wonderful things happen so the sky was the limit with this scheme. ‘I don’t like the term “the wow effect”, as I feel it’s overused but I suppose, yes, I did want a kitchen with the wow factor, a space I would enjoy spending time in. I wanted a fair bit of storage and nothing overly cluttered, and grey and white tones were a definite. I love timeless style rather than modern gloss finishes but I wanted a clean, crisp look as well as classic contoured edges. I just love wood; a wood kitchen to me is classic and warm and you can change the colours if you wish.’
With a sociable open plan layout for a kitchen and dining area, leading through double doors to the sitting room, the footprint gave Jordan a blank canvas for the layout. ‘One tricky area was the corner of the room but Jordan has made amazing use of this area with the curved larder with bookcases to either side. We spend so much time in the kitchen that it was important for me to make this a warm, welcoming and furnished space, as well as a practical kitchen, so the bookcases do exactly that. They’re perfect for keeping all my cookbooks and it breaks up the run of solid kitchen cabinetry.’
Michelle loves everything about her new kitchen but one of the many standout details is the cone feature on the island. ‘This is a signature Jordan Price kitchen! The marquetry and workmanship really stands out and all the curved details Jordan has included, I just love. The two white curved wall cabinets are also fabulous with built-in lighting that projects a pool of light onto the work surface, which is so cost effective. There’s recessed lighting all around the room; the cupboards on top are lit from within and there’s lighting on the plinth, kickplate and island which gives a beautiful glow at night.’ So much more than a functional kitchen, this bespoke scheme truly reflects the owners style. ‘I love it all, but I love the cone detail so much, I’m planning on extending the look into some new dining furniture to continue the theme.’
If you’ve been impressed by this case study, and would be interested in discussing ideas with our designers at Dorans Kitchen & Home, you can contact us on 028 30 848917.