This is a kitchen that embraces and utilizes contrasts, both in colour, texture, and time. The deep navy blues offset the starker and lighter whites, reminiscent of a classic painter’s striped shirt.
The floor to ceiling exposed brick backsplash and enclosed cooking area harkens back to the open fire kitchens of the past in old, English homes. But, further away into the living room, the contrasts continue — not only in terms of materials, but also in terms of timely design. Here, the whites are contrasted against wood, and the “hearth” of this room is decidedly modern.