For anyone who has turned their passion for cooking into a career, a kitchen is of paramount importance. Celebrity kitchens are often both beautiful and practical, but those belonging to television chefs take this to a whole new level. In this blog post, we explore the kitchen of Jamie Oliver.
Located in Essex, Jamie Oliver’s house has a kitchen designed in a traditional style. The cabinets have Shaker doors which have been left exposed so that the natural beauty of the wood can be seen. The huge island is the centrepiece of this kitchen and the large range cooker has some open shelving above it. Whilst we have only seen a small corner of this kitchen, it has a similar style to the studio where he filmed his show, Jamie’s Everyday Superfood.
Papermill studios, the vintage style kitchen space shown here, is similar to Jamie’s kitchen at home – he is obviously a fan of the look. It has equal measures of practicality and stunning aesthetics. At its heart is a huge island which features casters that allow it to be moved into various positions – a great idea if you have space. At the front of the island are 20 large storage drawers made from natural wood. A similar look can be achieved by using our Traditional cabinet frontals with a sanded finish. Fit them with cast iron Brecon cup handles to complete the vintage feel.
This space has large slanted windows allow in maximum natural light which is essential for preparing and cooking food. Light colours have been chosen to reflect all of the light back into the room, and dark surfaces have been used sparingly. This is a great way to achieve a luxurious look using rich timbers without overpowering a space.
At the back of the kitchen, there is yet more valuable worktop space. This wooden worktop has warm tones, much like our iroko worktops, which contrast beautifully with the white walls and cabinet frontals. Set into the worktop is a large single bowl ceramic Belfast sink which adds yet more beauty and practicality. The upstands show great attention to detail and finish the worktop off.
With a huge wall filled with full height cabinetry, storage is clearly not an issue in this space. Open shelving provides additional space to show off fresh and dried herbs and spices as well as a collection of art and china – showing that storage can be utilised for decoration too.
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