From the very start of our Hamptons Farm Project design process, we decided the kitchen was going to be the standout. We have all heard the saying that the ‘kitchen is the heart of the home’, and these words have never rung more true than in our now-completed build.
Our design was always going to be typically Hamptons, but I wanted a punch of personality, something that wasn’t cookie cutter and had wow factor as soon as you saw it.
We choose to work with Colray Cabinets because we knew they would listen to our needs and not be afraid of trying something new. We also needed a great cabinet sprayer, as we wanted them to be two-pack painted. The boys at DMS Spray Solutions were magicians in this field and knew how we would get the best result − we were going with a blue island and it had to be perfect.
We deliberated over benchtops, as we traditionally have used a Carrara marble but I knew we wanted it to be longer than 3m. I also wanted something a little harder wearing. Cosentino Silestone was suggested and I am so glad we chose such a hard-wearing product, the range they have is enormous and the looks are amazing. The biggest highlight for us was they go slightly bigger in size too, which we loved.
With the benchtops decided, next was the splashback. A splashback is always a huge decision, as this is what makes everything else pop. Our choice of splashback in the kitchen was a gorgeous herringbone in a Carrara marble from Beaumont Tiles.
The sink had to be a butler’s sink, of course, and Pasini Sinks has always been a wonderful fit. To finish the Hamptons kitchen off, beautiful tapware was our next decision.
Taps are a really important selection for me and Brodware has a huge range and colourway, so I can’t go past them.
Our butler’s kitchen was another major decision. This needed to be a pantry and a working kitchen that we could make into a beautiful, functioning space. Living in a rural area we need to have stock of mostly everything; we can’t just pop into the local supermarket, as the closest is more than 30 minutes away. I do tend to do form over function, but we needed to be more practical and storage was a huge factor in our decision making.
The cabinets were from Timberline Cabinets, a company that offers high-end quality in a modular form, which ticked all our boxes.
Our benches in the butler’s kitchen were granite from Medici Marble, which not only supplied but installed our benchtops.
In the butler’s pantry we wanted to keep the Carrara theme, but be slightly quirkier. In keeping within the marble theme, the splashback patterns are in a wave style from Beaumont Tiles. We were in love with it as soon as it was installed. To add a touch of colour into these rooms we used beautiful art pieces from Artist Lane.
We continued styling up our butler’s kitchen with a drink station, stunning glassware and other pieces that I loved to fill the space with joy. When it came to details and layers – things which really make a Hamptons home – hardware was always at the top of our list. Our go-to is Tradco for the style and look.
Kitchens and butlers areas are a great starting point, and this is where I start all my clients. These areas tend to set the theme for the rest of your home.
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