When creative director Charlotte Simpson and her partner, Gavin, tackled the renovation of their first house, a Victorian terrace in southeast London, they began with the kitchen. With a manhole in the center of the floor, a corrugated plastic roof, and waste plumbing directly through the middle of the room, the kitchen was the obvious starting point. Working with Darren Oldfield Architects, they integrated vintage inspiration from hotel interiors, antique potting sheds, and Victorian butcher shops. Here is a look at the key elements, lime-colored paint included, that make up the final result.
Faucets & Fixtures
Lighting & Hardware
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Frequently asked questions
What is the source of the vintage green cabinet?
The vintage green cabinet is sourced from a salvage yard in Kent, England.
Is the cabinet custom-made or pre-built?
The cabinet is pre-built and repurposed with a fresh coat of green paint for a vintage look.
What color of paint is used for the green cabinet?
The green cabinet is painted with Farrow & Ball's 'Calke Green' color.
Where can I find the pendant light fixture?
The pendant light fixture is from a lighting shop called 'Retrouvius' in London.
Are the countertops made of marble?
Yes, the countertops are made of Carrara marble.
Can you provide the dimensions of the kitchen island?
The dimensions of the kitchen island are 6 feet long by 3 feet wide.
What type of flooring is used in the kitchen?
The kitchen floor is covered with reclaimed wooden floorboards.
Where can I purchase the brass kitchen hardware?
The brass kitchen hardware is sourced from a company called 'Rejuvenation'.
What is the paint color used for the walls?
The walls are painted with Farrow & Ball's 'All White' color.
Is there a specific design style for this kitchen remodel?
The kitchen remodel follows a vintage and eclectic design style.