Contemporary Kitchen design in an ice-white finish
creates a stunning space for entertaining
when Marie and Paul Gilbert
moved into a 19th Century barn
conversion in a sleepy
Northamptonshire village, they
immediately knew they couldn’t live with the
existing kitchen. The barn had been converted
five years before the couple bought it in a
traditional way with a wooden Shaker-style,
hand-built kitchen with oak worktops, a large
AGA and a riven slate floor. Marie explains,
‘It was very nicely done but not to our taste.
We really wanted a sleek, contemporary look
and looked forward to creating an exciting
space, not only for cooking but for entertaining
too – we love hosting parties!’
The couple had been looking for their
perfect property for a number of years before
they stumbled upon the barn. By the time they
snapped it up, Marie and Paul knew exactly
what they wanted and together they made a
wish list of what they were hoping to achieve.
Marie explains, ‘We needed someone to
Top left A bank of
Gaggenau ovens and a
oven, provide ample
space for cooking and
hosting large parties.
watering treats are served
on a hammered charger
from Ralph Lauren Home.
Above rightWhite silk
lacquer cabinets with
inset handles instantly
create an ultra chic finish
with catwalk finesse.
Opposite The sweeping
curves of the Kristalia bar
stools provide stylish
seating for guests to relax.
Expansive island units dominate this space with cabinetry by luxury
Italian kitchen manufacturer Cesar. With pristine, white silk lacquer
and inset aluminium handles, NGI Design has cleverly created a multi-functional space, which is perfect for informal gatherings, and includes
a cooking, preparation, entertaining and dining area with plenty of wine
storage and a champagne bar. Work surfaces have been topped with
Corian with large, porcelain Marazzi floor tiles underfoot, while high-performance Gaggenau appliances make entertaining a breeze.
NGI Design, 4-6 High Street, St Martins, Stamford, PE9 2LF.
Tel: 01780 766899. ngidesign.co.uk.
Expect to pay £100,000 for a similar kitchen design