FROM DESIGN TO REALITY CLIENT JOURNEY Though Grace and Henry knew what they wanted to achieve they were open to our suggestions on exactly how to realise their dream kitchen. For example, after their initial visit to our Colchester showroom a pantry topped Grace and Henry’s wish list. In order to place the pantry in its most practical position we suggested blocking one of the doors into the kitchen.This allows the pantry to sit comfortably in the room without infringing upon other areas; utilising the space in the kitchen as a whole. Part of the brief from Grace was that she wanted to incorporate an existing dining table to be used as a relaxed dining space for their young son.We suggested adding a concave bench seat on the end of the island which curves around the circular dining table.The deep buttoned bench seat becomes a focal point in the room; adding style and sophistication to this family kitchen. One stand out feature of the space is the tailor made wall panelling in the snug. The snug was an important part of the original brief and the intricacy of the panelling developed as the kitchen design evolved.The panelling echoes the style of the doors and colour in the kitchen, helping to connect the two spaces.The panelling was the most challenging part of the project; we designed it to work around existing doors and incorporate hidden access to the concealed boiler. The success of Grace and Henry’s project was largely due to the relationship between the designer and client, who had lots of ideas of how they wanted to use their space and were open to our design suggestions and solutions.Together we were able to create a room that perfectly fitted their brief as a functional family kitchen with grandeur and elegance in- keeping with their stunning period home. “GRACE AND HENRY’S GEORGIAN HOME ALREADY HAD SUCH A RICH HISTORY THAT WE DESIGNED THIS KITCHEN TO ENHANCE THE PROPERTY’S EXISTING HERITAGE” 78