We were asked to create a kitchen that looks like it should be featured in an interiors magazine? When you have the opportunity to do something special, you take it!
Wicklow furniture designers Rhatigan & Hick are adept at traditional country kitchen designs but when they get the chance to create something contemporary they love to jump at it. This project on a Dublin home is a striking example of their eclectic yet sophisticated design approach.
Starting from scratch.
We met this client when their house was still in the planning stages. This gave us the opportunity to move walls and position windows to suit the kitchen lay-out.
Integrated approach to the whole home
Our client had known about us before they engaged us for the design, we had worked for friends of theirs in the past. We provide a high level of service and additional design work in all our projects so the kitchen becomes much more integrated into the overall style of the home.
Alternative materials to create a unique look
It was super to work with people that were so open to our ideas. They had a good imagination and were receptive to our concept of a ‘Warehouse Conversion’ look to the room. They wanted a big sliding door but their architect thought it wouldn’t work with the house. That’s where we came up the idea to do a painted rough sawn oak finish to the fridge and larder cabinets and rough sawn wood panelling on the walls. This helps gel all these elements together.
The rest of the kitchen cabinetry is based on a display we had in our showroom. It’s simple in-frame shaker style doors and includes our custom stainless steel extractor hood. The island unit was painted in Farrow & Ball ‘Down Pipe’ while the main counter space was Helen Turkington ‘Salt & Pepper’.
It was great to work with these clients from start to finish. This allowed us to choose the lighting (see reclaimed pendants below) and help with flooring and wall colour choices too. The floorboards here are ‘Castle White’ from Oscar Ono.