As ardent fans of Shaker-esque kitchens for their simplicity and timelessness, we’ve another favorite specialist to add to our list: Olive & Barr, UK-based makers of bespoke—and, they say, affordable—cook spaces. Today we’re stopping into a petite kitchen in an 1890s terrace house in Stanstead Abbots, Hertfordshire, redone with Olive & Barr fittings and playful color, a request of the homeowner, Temi.
There were practical constraints to consider, starting with the kitchen’s small footprint. But: “Temi had a clear vision of what she wanted to achieve, on a tight budget,” says Olive & Barr founder Al Bruce. “She wasn’t afraid to use a bold color when it came to her cabinetry.” Join us for a look at the finished space.
Photography courtesy of Olive & Barr.
For the transformation, the team worked to create a high-end, bespoke look on a minimal budget.
“Although it’s compact, Temi wanted a kitchen that had a freestanding look. She worked closely with our designers, and together they created a kitchen concentrating on space between the cabinets, giving the freestanding look she wanted with all the practicalities and storage she needed.” At Temi’s request, the handmade cabinets got a wash of bold blue-green; she also opted to tighten the usual 1000 mm (39-inch) space between island and counter to 880 millimeters (about 35 inches). Temi chronicled the process on her Instagram, @ahousemadeofbrass.
For more compact kitchens we love, see:
- Steal This Look: Making the Most of a Small Kitchen in Vancouver
- Kitchen of the Week: A Small Off-Grid Kitchen in an Architect-Designed Guest Cabin
- Kitchen of the Week: Sunshine and Storage Aplenty in a Tiny Vancouver Remodel
N.B. This story originally ran on April 21, 2022 and has been updated.
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Where is the featured kitchen located?
The featured kitchen is located in Hertfordshire, England.
What style is the kitchen?
The kitchen featured in this article is a colorful Shaker kitchen.
What is the color of the kitchen cabinets?
The kitchen cabinets are olive in color.
What is unique about this kitchen design?
This kitchen design incorporates vibrant colors in a traditional Shaker style, giving it a unique and modern twist.
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Yes, some noteworthy features of this kitchen include open shelving, a large central island, and brass accents that add a touch of elegance.
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