A Metropolitan Marvel in Ascot

Party central!

A design brief was agreed with the clients and renowned interior designer before I went off on a mission to match the talents of all the other parties involved!

The clients had made it clear from the very start that they liked to entertain in great numbers and on a regular basis. The hub of  this ‘party central’ was going to be the kitchen.

With this in mind and considering the great space we had to work with, we decided on a metropolitan urban style kitchen. A modern, industrial twist on the shaker ancestor.

The large space called for a bold statement: the 50mm thick Arabescato Paonazzo veined marble worktop and splashback, did just that.

It was a no brainer to also carve the sink on the island from this same marble. The Kohler tap with a filtration faucet and hand rinse and the Quooker boiling water kettle tap were custom plated to complete the contemporary industrial look.

In keeping with our Metropolitan Urban Collection, we created a dark colour scheme using Mylands Sinner No.238 and brass vintage patina handles from Rocky Mountain Hardware.

The splash of yellow found in the the feature light above the island, which is from the David Weeks Studio in New York, brings a modern element to the design.


The sheer scale of the space called for large appliances: the subzero French door fridge freezer, twin Miele dishwashers and the 150cm double oven Wolf range cooker with indoor barbecue.

Little tip: this baby smokes more than Lee Marvin so make sure you have the right extraction calculations and a custom-built hood to cope – like our one from Westin!

One of our favourite details in the joinery is the spice drawer – perfect for the creative cooking our client loves.

Vintage and retro stools, hand-picked by the designer, top off the design perfectly!