So the time of year has come around again, where the seasons are changing, trends are now shifting into Autumn and Winter, and everyone’s looking to update their home. We love to look at the different trends and discover what people are going to be introducing into their homes over the next year, as well as seeing how we can interpret the trends ourselves and incorporate them into our own kitchen designs!
The kitchen is arguably the most important room in the house. It’s often the room that involves the most effort to get right and therefore rightfully becomes the hub of the house. A room that you’ve often dreamed of having a specific way for years, and when you’ve finally got the design you have always coveted, it’s a room that you want to show off to everyone. And whilst a Naked Kitchen is so beautiful, our kitchen designs are that and so much more. They’re designed for living.
We love getting the chance to visit our clients homes to see their incredible Naked Kitchens, and the Highgate was no exception to this. An incredible modern, sophisticated kitchen made from one of the most traditional and beautiful materials; walnut timber. The Highgate kitchen is a beautiful example of how this rich traditional timber can be used to create a contemporary masterpiece.
Sharp, fresh lines paired with our angled handle-less detail to create a fresh modern room that beautifully balances function and form. Uncomplicated cabinetry arrangement and no wall cabinetry ensures the room remains fresh and open, which is further enhanced by one simple shelf the length of the wall. Displaying favourite items and other earthy accessories on this shelf also adds personality and another dimension to the room.
Sophisticated walnut gives this room a beautiful intensity that pairs incredibly with the open plan design of this room. The bespoke island with an American Black Walnut frame is a beautiful feature in this incredible room. With an integrated hob and a beautiful marble worktop set on an incredible minimalist frame, this island is simply stunning.
An integrated fridge, hidden behind a large walnut door adds to the sleek, minimalist vibe of this room. Balancing the earthy, rich tones of the Walnut and dark marble with the beautiful modern appliances and accessories creates a fresh, contemporary vibe in this incredible room.
By using a light oak for the parquet flooring, this provides a beautiful contrast against the rich walnut cabinets and island, ensuring that the room feels bright and open. This flooring type is incredibly on trend, and is the perfect base for this stunning Naked Kitchen.
Our latest creation here at the Naked Kitchen showroom has caused quite a stir on social media so far. Expanding our showroom is something we had been planning for quite some time now, so we finally turned our creative ideas into reality, and The Hampton Court Kitchen was created!
An incredible mixture of traditional and modern, this kitchen is so different to anything else we’ve ever created. A beautiful large island houses an innovative BORA downdraft extractor and hob, making cooking an incredibly easy task in this kitchen.
No bulky appliances or extractors mean that the kitchen maintains its soft clean lines which are highlighted even further by the use of the beautiful dusky heartwood colour. The matte black Lapitec worktops are resistant to UV light, acids, alkali, abrasion and everyday wear and tear. The matte black colouring provides an incredible depth and intensity to the room, contrasting beautifully with the bright copper elements in the room.
The copper pendant lights add a beautiful atmospheric light above the island. With no harsh spotlights interrupting the bursts of natural light from the large windows opposite, this kitchen feels beautifully relaxed, open and fresh.
Why not come and check out the kitchen for yourself? Our showroom is based in Norfolk and we’d love for you to come and visit to see our kitchens in the flesh, as well as discover how our kitchens are made in our workshop!
We were lucky enough to be invited back into one of our clients home’s recently to photograph their beautiful Naked Kitchen. An absolutely stunning home and an incredible kitchen to go alongside it!
Here at Naked Kitchens, we love to design different styles of kitchens for our clients. We love all styles of kitchen, from compact to open plan large rooms, contemporary to very traditional and everything in between! Recently, we photographed an incredible kitchen which had a very grand feeling to it, and we wanted to celebrate this by giving a few design tips on how to recreate your own grand kitchen.
If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you may know that at the beginning of the year, we provided our showroom to local interiors business Birdie Fortescue as a venue for their spring summer collection photoshoot.
Recently we got in contact again with Birdie, as we knew they needed a location to shoot their autumn/winter campaign, and we’ve just installed some absolutely fabulous new kitchens into our showroom that we thought would be the perfect backdrop!
With our incredible bespoke copper splashback as the backdrop for pink and teal pierced votives, these items are able to take centre stage whilst complimenting the matching colours that have been produced from the hand ageing process.
Our beautiful island with bespoke end grain worktop was the perfect surface for Birdies new collection of linens. Beautiful purple colours combine incredibly with the pink colour of the island. A unique island that has innovative built-in technology, as well as bespoke storage. The copper handles on the island provide an eye catching statement that complements the linens beautifully.
The exclusive artwork that you can find at Birdie’s shops look so incredible against our oak wall, amongst the other beautiful pieces from their latest collection. The matte black Lapitec worktop provides a beautiful contrast against the light, pastel collection making everything stand out even more.
We would love for you to check out Birdie’s products, as we know how beautiful they look in our showroom kitchens, and we know they would look even more beautiful in your own homes!
Photography by Birdie Fortescue
We’ve been lucky enough to visit some of our customers beautiful homes recently to take photos of their incredible kitchens. Most recently, we visited a stunning property here in Norfolk to take photos of the absolutely stunning kitchen that we designed for them!
When we got to the property, we immediately knew this was going to be stunning shoot. A fabulous building with heaps of character, large rooms and beautiful architecture- the perfect scenery for our shoot!
As a kitchen is an investment for many that often takes years to save for, and involves a lot of time, money and often is a very emotional process too- so it’s something you want to get right first time. When working on kitchen designs for customers, we get many different queries from customers about the flow and layout of their kitchen and they often need a lot of guidance on where to place their appliances, whether they need an island, where to place their seating area and many more questions.
So to help answer some of these queries we’ve created a blog series that is going to answer your design questions. The first design topic we’re going to tackle is about islands.
As a professional in the kitchen industry, we are always aiming to widen our audience and one of the ways in which we do this is through the platform Houzz.
Being a part of Houzz also provides the opportunity to be involved in different webinars which have many different topics, including trends and ways to improve your Houzz profile. The most recent webinar that we attended outlined all of the trends that Houzz have predicted for Kitchens in 2018. We thought it would be interesting to let you know what these trends are, and our interpretation of them!
The first main trend highlighted was white kitchens. People are looking for fresh, open spaces and having everything white is a very easy way to do that. White is a colour that evokes an immediate sense of cleanliness, a quality that everyone wants in the hub of their home.
We think that white kitchens are an incredible option. With many people choosing open plan living for their kitchen, by keeping the room as light as possible will make the space feel even more open and large, which is a quality that many people are looking for. We particularly love the Kensington Kitchen we created with 2LG’s, which is finished in Wimbourne White by Farrow and Ball.