What turns a nice kitchen into a stunning one? The answer is detail – whether it’s layers of colour, quirky fabrics and wallpaper or personal touches. Carved accents are also a great way to take your design up a notch, so here are some of my favourite ideas to inspire you:
We love these Roman numerals above a bank of ovens
Dates, names or interesting words all make a kitchen feel instantly like home. Here, Roman numerals mark a significant year in a subtle walnut panel surrounded by maple furniture. Kitchen by Brookmans.
Store the little things in these drawers
Turn leftover space into useful storage with miniature drawers, given a quirky twist with colloquial labels. These pull-outs, despite being small in size, have neat dovetailed joints for strength and beauty. Bespoke European oak drawers with hand-painted furniture by Matthew Marsden Furniture.
Decorate secret storage
Carved lettering isn’t just a detail to have on show. This Gothic-style type appears on a solid oak bread bin lid and a concealed wine drawer above for a hint of hidden heritage. York Minster kitchen by Prentice.
Shelving can be stunning
Even the smallest part of a kitchen design can benefit from some carved detail. Here, an open shelving unit has been adorned with castellated sections and shaped corner brackets to add personality. From Second Nature‘s Cornell range
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