The kitchen in the Manhattan townhouse was brand new, complete with sleek white cabinets and stainless steel appliances. But it just didn’t feel quite like home, which, for the owners, is mainly in London. Their solution: Commission Plain English, the bespoke “cupboardmakers” from the UK, to design a cozy kitchen that reflects their British roots.
“The clients were looking for a feeling of their London home when away from home. They wanted to create warmth in a white box, while also ensuring the kitchen didn’t feel like fitted cabinets but rather pieces of furniture,” says Plain English’s design director, Merlin Wright. “They wanted a space for family breakfasts at the weekend and also a functional space for having a coffee or a piece of toast before running out of the door on weekdays.”