Recently we featured the
kitchen in a North London Victorian redesigned by Mark Lewis who swapped tired Ikea counters with drawers, open shelving, and antique furniture. Here we dissect the key elements—such as the cast bronze hardware that Lewis designs and sells—to re-create the winning look.
Above: The kitchen exists in an addition to the Victorian house. Black wood floors, black granite counters, and wood drawers “brushed with a wire brush that creates the texture of driftwood.” Photography by Rory Gardiner from Kitchen of the Week: A Family Gathering Spot in a London Victorian. Above: Open shelves—made using floorboards—are supported by bronze hardware of Lewis’s design. Photography by Rory Gardiner from Kitchen of the Week: A Family Gathering Spot in a London Victorian. Hardware Above: The whitewashed floorboards are supported by Strong Boy Cast Bronze Brackets; £39 ($51.47). Above: The solid brass Pan Rack comes in cast bronze or cast brass; £95 ($126) at Mark Lewis Interior Design. Above: The Solid Bronze Draining Rack by Lewis hangs above the sink for drying small batches of dishes; £650 ($868) at Mark Lewis Interior Design. Faucets & Fixtures Above: Lewis’s go-to faucet is the Brass Mixer Faucet from Aston Matthews; £434.29 ($580) at Aston Matthews. Above: The Rak Ceramics Gourmet Sink Double Bowl is £204 ($272) on Amazon UK. Lighting Above: Lewis designed DIY pendant lights from Filament Bulbs, Cord Grip Lamp Holders, and Twisted Fabric Lighting Cable sourced from Urban Cottage Industries. For an off-the-shelf option, the Apartment Pendant in black is $119 at Schoolhouse Electric. Appliances Above: Lewis paired the range with a simple Smeg wall-mounted range hood like the Portofino 36-Inch Chimney Hood. For more ideas, see our post 10 Easy Pieces: Wall-Mounted Chimney Range Hoods. Above: Lewis integrated the client’s existing range, a double oven gas range similar to the Verona 36-Inch Double Oven Range; $3,799 at Compact Appliance. Above: The Dualit New Generation Two-Slice Toaster in silver is $259.95 at Williams-Sonoma. Accessories Above: Manufacture de Digoin in France makes the Paris Bowl No. 14 in Ink Blue; £45 ($60) at the Conran Shop. For more on the company, see our post Manufacture de Digoin: A Classic Loire Valley Pottery Revived. Above: The Manufacture de Digoin No. 6 Oval Baking Dish in yellow is £45 ($60 USD) at the Conran Shop. Above: The Manufacture de Digoin Plat Creux No. 4 in brown is €39.90 ($47) at La Boutique d’Annette. Above: Mark Lewis’s S Hooks in Cast Bronze are £7 ($9) each. For a similar blue enamelware ladle, a Vintage Ladle can be sourced for $10 from Attic Nostalgie on Etsy. Above: The Brass Colander Ladle from Sir/Madam is $72 at Food52. Above: The Sir/Madam Tailoring Shears are $72 for the large size and $42 for the small at Sir/Madam. Above: The Jake Handle in Cast Bronze is used on the kitchen cabinets; £15 ($20) at Mark Lewis Interior Design. Above: The Redecker Dish Brush with Black Bristles is $5.99 at Sustain Eco Store. Above: An Enamel Soap Dish from Housekeeping in the UK is £14 ($17) and is also available at Flotsam & Jetsam for $27.50.
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