Here are two bespoke English kitchens that I really find smashing! They are quite different from one another. Let's take a look at the two of the a bit closer.
The first kitchen offers so many layers of interest. Notice how many textures are involved:
-the wooden cabinetry
-the furniture (the chair, in particular)
-the tile backsplash and counters
The second kitchen is very different from the first. I think it's the simplicity that I find pleasing. It's clean and straight forward, without being too utilitarian or clinical. This kitchen has great warmth without sacrificing function.
I wouldn't be completely honest if I didn't say that the rack/lighting over the island really bothers me. It's just distracting. What's going on with those chains? Cord covers would have made such a difference. Also, I think I would have hung pots rather than tools. They look out of scale to me. Can't you just see a few copper pot up there? An amazing chandelier would have been my choice--but they didn't ask me.
Decision time. If you had to choose, which kitchen would it be--and why?
I've made up my mind--I think!