Case study: Retro style alongside modern kitchen stone tiles
Bright pops of colour feature alongside vintage furniture and warm grey floor tiles in this newly-renovated kitchen.
The owners of this home were keen to find a modern floor for the space and went for our Hanover blue grey limestone for their kitchen stone tiles.
The honed finish and straight edges to these large-format tiles create a smooth, clean surface while the fossils, shells and fissures found in each one provide character and interest not found in a man-made material. Thanks to this material’s durability, it is an ideal choice for kitchen stone tiles. It can be easily maintained and is extremely dense.
Blue, cream and grey tones can be found in this floor – reflecting the colours featured in the rest of the room including the deep blue of the kitchen cabinetry and the natural tones of the wood dining table and bench which were hand-made by the homeowner. These creations are complemented by original G-plan chairs that sit adjacent to the table and barstools from Studio Axis, replicating an Erik Buck design, at the central kitchen island.
The blue tones also continue into the dining space with a contemporary sofa from Rewind Interiors, which is topped with yellow cushions to add a pop of colour. This tasteful addition of colour is also matched by the Olympics-themed wall art displayed above.
As well as ensuring the presence of bright colours alongside natural materials, our clients have paid a lot of attention to the importance of natural light in the space. Two outside walls are dedicated to bi-fold doors opening out on to the garden and a large rooflight is located above the dining space.
With an understated style, this family kitchen is a wonderful example of a modern use of natural materials that maintains their character and history.