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Steal This Look: A Glamorous London Kitchen in Marble and Brass

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Steal This Look: A Glamorous London Kitchen in Marble and Brass

October 9, 2018

London designer Harriet Anstruther (a member of the Remodelista Architect/Designer Directory and author of the design book Reveal: Interior Design as a Reflection of Who We Are) worked with architect Alex Michaelis (a lifelong friend) on her streamlined yet luxe kitchen in an 1840s landmarked London townhouse. Marble? Check. Unlacquered brass? Check. Prouve? Yes. We’ve sourced the essential elements:

Photographs by Henry Bourne (husband of Harriet).

Unlacquered brass fixtures add warmth to the Carrara marble countertops, backsplash, and shelf.
Above: Unlacquered brass fixtures add warmth to the Carrara marble countertops, backsplash, and shelf.
Anstruther used Bulthaup b1 Kitchen Units and added custom brass strips to echo the brass faucet.
Above: Anstruther used Bulthaup b1 Kitchen Units and added custom brass strips to echo the brass faucet.
In the airy atrium-like dining area, Anstruther used a suite of powder-coated Tolix Marais Chairs ($295 each from Design Within Reach).
Above: In the airy atrium-like dining area, Anstruther used a suite of powder-coated Tolix Marais Chairs ($295 each from Design Within Reach).

Materials

Anstruther painted the walls in All White by Farrow & Ball, which the company describes as its “cleanest and whitest white.” For more guidance, see 10 Easy Pieces: Architect’s White Paint Picks.
Above: Anstruther painted the walls in All White by Farrow & Ball, which the company describes as its “cleanest and whitest white.” For more guidance, see 10 Easy Pieces: Architect’s White Paint Picks.
Countertops, backsplash, and floating shelf are all Carrara marble. Agonizing over your own counters? See Remodeling 101: Five Questions to Ask When Choosing Your Kitchen Countertops. Wondering whether marble is for you? See My Dirty Secret: How I Learned to Live with a Marble Backsplash.
Above: Countertops, backsplash, and floating shelf are all Carrara marble. Agonizing over your own counters? See Remodeling 101: Five Questions to Ask When Choosing Your Kitchen Countertops. Wondering whether marble is for you? See My Dirty Secret: How I Learned to Live with a Marble Backsplash.
A detail of the German-made Bulthaup b1 drawers with an angled recessed grip. The b1 features birch interiors and Alpine White lacquered exteriors (it’s the high-end company’s least expensive offering).
Above: A detail of the German-made Bulthaup b1 drawers with an angled recessed grip. The b1 features birch interiors and Alpine White lacquered exteriors (it’s the high-end company’s least expensive offering).

Lighting

The Prouve Potence Lamp is $2,130 from Design Within Reach.
Above: The Prouve Potence Lamp is $2,130 from Design Within Reach.
Anstruther hung a trio of Muuto E27 Ceiling Light Fixtures in black ($79 each from YLighting) over her kitchen island.
Above: Anstruther hung a trio of Muuto E27 Ceiling Light Fixtures in black ($79 each from YLighting) over her kitchen island.

 Sink Accessories

The Waterworks Wallingford Soap Dish in brass is $34.99 from Nordstrom.
Above: The Waterworks Wallingford Soap Dish in brass is $34.99 from Nordstrom.
Amber Glass Bottles range from $1.50 to $3.50 from June Home Supply.
Above: Amber Glass Bottles range from $1.50 to $3.50 from June Home Supply.
 Hay makes Metallic Scourer Sponges in range of tones exclusively for Selfridges; £8 for a set of five.
Hay makes Metallic Scourer Sponges in range of tones exclusively for Selfridges; £8 for a set of five.

N.B.: This post is an update; the original ran on March 4, 2014.

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