Whether you want to make a contrasting style statement in your kitchen – or you get easily bored with the same look throughout – mixing old with new can produce results that are edgy and exciting, but also full of character and warmth.
That’s certainly true of this newly installed kitchen in Hertfordshire. Designed by Neil Lerner for clients who were very keen to capture the atmosphere of their country style cottage, Neil’s challenging brief was to ensure that all the mod cons required for a busy family lifestyle were incorporated into the design, specifically a hot tap, steam oven and induction hob.
You may think that designing a kitchen that combines classic with contemporary and fully embraces modern technology requirements would be difficult to pull off. But Neil always enjoys a challenge and he was determined to get the balance right.
To do so, he suggested combining traditional furniture units from the ‘Classic Art’ range in the Neil Lerner own-brand collection with the latest appliances from leading manufacturer, Siemens.
For the colour palate, Neil suggested a mixture of white and grey Oxford Ash effect lacquer contrasted with stainless steel knobs & handles and stainless steel effect plinths.
Eye-catching details, such as the open shelving dresser to display the client’s treasured antique tea set and the open ended island unit to house her many recipe books, all add character to the overall design.
As you can see from the stunning finished effect shown in these photos, Neil managed to achieve the look so desired by the clients; he even included a farmhouse Butler sink for an extra special authentic touch!
The clients were so delighted with their new Neil Lerner kitchen that they invited us along to photograph it straightaway, advising us that they wanted to see it on our website as soon as possible. And naturally, we were more than happy to oblige!