Skip to main content

Luxury British and German Kitchens

Soft Grey and Dark Green Shaker Kitchen

This case study showcases a sophisticated soft grey and dark green shaker kitchen designed for a young professional family. The project features timber-framed shaker doors, Cimstone Britannica quartz worktops, and a large central island. The bespoke chimney breast houses an induction hob and side-by-side ovens, blending classic and modern elements in a bright, open-plan space.

dark kitchen island in modern kitchen



AEG & Samsung Appliances



Worktops, Upstands & Window Cills

Cimstone Britannica Quartz


Herringbone patterned wood flooring


Sprayed in Dakar and Cairngorm Moss from our own paint range


Bespoke chimney breast induction

The most successful aspects of the kitchen design include the spacious layout, ample worktop space, and the blend of traditional and modern elements. The new kitchen has significantly impacted the clients' lifestyle, providing a practical and beautiful space for their growing family. The energy-efficient appliances and high-quality materials have also contributed to an increase in the home's value and improved functionality.

dark kitchen island in contemporary traditional kitchen

Design Inspiration & Concept

The clients, a young professional family expecting their first child, purchased a charming period house requiring extensive renovations. 

They added a contemporary extension at the back and desired a spacious, open-plan kitchen that seamlessly blended traditional and modern elements.

Inspired by the abundant natural light streaming through the large windows, bi-fold doors, and skylight, we aimed to create a bright and airy kitchen.

The design embraced a timeless classic look, ensuring it remained stylish and functional for years to come. The initial concept focused on maximising space and light, creating an inviting environment for both daily use and entertaining.

quooker tap on a worktop with daffodils in the window
soft grey kitchen drawers

Key Features and Innovations

The kitchen features timber-framed shaker doors with a square bead, finished in Dakar and Cairngorm Moss from our own paint range. 

A large island with feature posts serves as the room's centrepiece, providing ample workspace and seating. 

The bespoke chimney breast houses the induction hob and side-by-side ovens, creating a striking focal point. 

We used Cimstone Britannica quartz for the worktops, including upstands and window sills, adding a touch of elegance and durability.

hidden herb drawer

Massive thank you to Sam, Oz and Ziggy for our amazing kitchen! The process from start to finish was faultless. Sam has a great eye for detail and has lots of creative ideas at the design stage. Most importantly he listened to what we wanted and managed to keep everything within budget (and was more than happy to keep tweaking the design until we were 100% happy). Sam always kept us updated on the process and everything ran like clockwork. The installation was complete perfection - no snags and Oz and Ziggy are true perfectionists when it comes to their craftsmanship! We cannot recommend Ornate Kitchens enough!

- Chloe

traditional kitchen doors and hob

Execution & Feedback

The kitchen installation took approximately four weeks, including the fitting of the stone worktops. Close collaboration with the clients and their builder ensured smooth project management and coordination. 

Our detailed planning and hands-on approach prevented any significant obstacles, resulting in a seamless installation process.

The clients were over the moon with their new kitchen, leaving a glowing review online. When we returned to photograph the kitchen, they praised the functionality and aesthetic appeal of the space. They were particularly impressed with how the kitchen enhanced their daily activities and the overall value it added to their home.

Get in touch

Interested in commissioning Ornate to design & build your dream shaker kitchen? Reach out to the team today to discuss your project.

01892 330 000


Contact form

Tell us a little more about your enquiry...