ISSUE 36  |  The British House

Steal This Look: An Airy, Light-Filled Kitchen in South London

September 08, 2015 9:00 AM

BY Alexa Hotz

One of our favorite guest bedrooms sits in the back of a summerhouse on Lorn Road in South London. We recently caught a glimpse of the main house’s expansive, airy kitchen, featuring a winning palette of white, marble, and pale wood. Here are the key elements if you’re inclined to re-create the look at home.

Above: A mix of pendant lights illuminate the space.

Above: A large window overlooks the garden, flooding the room with light.

Above: All photographs by Light Locations.

The Materials

Above: Benjamin Moore’s Decorator’s White is a favorite choice of many architects (see 10 Easy Pieces: Architect’s White Paint Picks); $36.99 for a gallon of Ben Interior Paint.

Above: For advice on marble countertops, see our post Remodeling 101: Marble Countertops. Photograph from Steal This Look: A Glamorous London Kitchen from a Designer with “Shit Loads of Talent.”

Fixtures & Appliances

Above: The Perrin & Rowe Ionian Mixer for deVol in aged brass is £435 ($678) and can be ordered directly from deVol. For more, see our post Found: The Perfectly Aged Brass Kitchen Faucet.

Above: The 36-inch Bertazzoni Professional Series Pro-Style Gas Range with six sealed brass burners is $4,499 from Designer Appliances. For more options, see 10 Easy Pieces: Freestanding 36-Inch Kitchen Ranges.


Above: The 18-Inch-Wide Bosch Fully Integrated Dishwasher (SPX5ES55UCX) holds nine place settings and has four wash cycles, including a half-load option. It comes with a stainless steel front or one that’s custom-panel ready; $895 at AJ Madison.

Lighting & Furniture

Above: The industrial Well Pendant by Davey Lighting is made of galvanized iron with a glass shade; $479 at Design Within Reach.

Above: Gubi’s Semi Pendant Lamp in black powder-coated aluminum is made in Denmark; $259 at Design Within Reach.

Above: From Original BTC, the Hector Wall Sconce is $299 at Horne.

Above: For an off-the-shelf version of the kitchen’s custom island, Williams-Sonoma’s Thatcher Kitchen Double Island is built of ash wood with a semi-gloss lacquer and a Carrara marble top; it’s $2,295 and measures 48.5 inches wide, 24.5 inches deep, and 36 inches high.

Above: Sawkille Co.’s 28-inch-high Bleached Maple Sickens Finish Bar Stool is $950 at March. For more options, see 10 Easy Pieces: Wooden Counter Stools.

Above: The Boulangerie Table from Restoration Hardware is available in several finishes and sizes; shown is the 96-inch-wide Boulangerie Table in distressed reclaimed pine; $1,795. For more, see Design Sleuth: 6 Favorite Farmhouse Tables.

Above: The Tolix Marais A Chair, designed by Xavier Pauchard, is $275 at Design Within Reach.


Above: Weck Storage Jars, ranging in price from $3 to $8 each, are available at Schoolhouse Electric.

Above: The Eight-Inch Large Massey Drawer Pull in oil-rubbed bronze is $25 at Rejuvenation.

Above: The simple Maple Edge-Grain Cutting Board from Williams-Sonoma is $89.95 for the medium size.

Above: Similar to the pair of footed mixing bowls on the Lorn Road kitchen island is the Apilco Tulip Serving Bowls; $52.95 for the medium, one-quart capacity, and $74.95 for the large 2.2-quart size at Williams-Sonoma.

Above: The Pinched Glass Vase in aqua is $38 for the large size at Anthropologie.

For more clean and marble-accented kitchens, see our posts: