A Luxury Bespoke Handpainted Shaker Kitchen
with Modern Twists

Test Valley, Hampshire

Complemented by stunning oak beams, this beautiful open plan country kitchen features a range of unusual modern twists. The central linear island has two curved ends, one for food preparation and the other designed as a breakfast bar. It also includes bench seating with a concealed pop up TV. Cooking appliances by Gaggenau.


Hampshire Bespoke Hand-painted Kitchen and Lifestyle Space

Design Inspiration:

The client requested a luxury open plan kitchen, living and dining space that would be in keeping with the stunning oak beamed ceiling in their home.

What Searle & Taylor created:

This full bespoke open plan design features Shaker fronts on chamfered frames and cabinetry with a walnut finished interior with solid walnut edging and dove-tailed drawer boxes. All cabinets were hand-painted in Bottle Rack Grey by Finnish paint company, Valtti. The central kitchen island was designed as the focal point, but also as a fully functional unit with a walnut breakfast bar at one end and a circular end-grain walnut drum with end-grain chopping board at the other, which incorporated further hand-made walnut chopping boards and tea trays encased beneath. Together with storage drawers and under counter cabinets within the island, an integrated wine fridge was also included. The black granite worktops are Marron Cohiba and appliances are from Gaggenau, Liebherr and Elica, with sinks by Franke and hot water tap by Quooker.

A further Shaker style seating area was designed facing the island with a hidden shelf directly behind concealing a pop-up widescreen TV. A further hand-painted oak dresser was designed and made to complement the client’s oak dining table. This incorporated slide and hide pocket doors.

Designer: Darren Taylor

Photographer: Paul Craig

As seen in: The Kitchen Think 

Our Winchester Showroom:

19 Southgate Street
SO23 9EB

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Saturday: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Sunday – CLOSED

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