Mr and Mrs McGovern

The Brief:

Set in the heart of Scotland's’ capital city otherwise known as the ‘Athens of the North’ our clients aspired to have a ‘Grand’ design; appealing to them was the idea of an essentially ‘Classically styled Farmhouse Kitchen’ and yet, they desired the convenience and technology offered with modern day appliances, ideally breakfast bar seating for 2-3 people.  Liking the idea of a wood kitchen our clients already owned a couple of heirloom antique pieces of furniture finished in dark walnut and were loathe to let them go.

The Conclusion:

Taking into account a slightly lowered ceiling and fairly restricted natural light, it was obvious to principal of design Shaun that a complete walnut kitchen would not be feasible.  Shaun, having studied at Glasgow School of Art, has an appreciation of fine furniture and was compelled to save these pieces.  Approaching design firstly to include the practical features Shaun and his team created a shape congruent with large island.  He included appliances from Miele, Liebherr and Siemens offering cleverly selected tones of natural oak teamed with accents of dark walnut, worktops were natural granite layered topped with sweeping shaped walnut breakfast bar.  The finished kitchen without doubt is Grand, even a touch bold, however our clients are absolutely over the moon and yes, they still enjoy their antique furniture.