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EKBB MAGAZINE EXPLORES THIS SLEEK, CONTEMPORARY ELLERTON KITCHEN, BELONGING TO JOANNE WILKINSON AND DESIGNED BY SECOND NATURE SPECIALISTS, WILSON DRUMMOND LTD.

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Did you spot our Ellerton kitchen in the September edition of EKBB Magazine? We were thrilled to see a case study of Joanne and Graham Wilkinson’s brand-new kitchen, designed by one of our specialist Second Nature retailers in Stockton-on-Tees, Wilson Drummond Ltd.

The design includes our handleless Ellerton doors in Charcoal, with complementary Quartz in Absolute Marbled White worktops, a statement island, and a freestanding larder unit, featuring both a Kesseböhmer Tandem Larder pull-out and a fridge freezer.

In this ‘In the Kitchen With,’ we’re sharing Emily Peek’s interview from EKBB Magazine, as she delves in to the design details with Wilson Drummond Ltd. and talks styling inspiration with Joanne.

Original text credit to Emily Peek, EKKB Magazine September 2019

Photography credit to Paul Craig

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Q & A WITH JOANNE WILKINSON

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO RENOVATE YOUR KITCHEN?

“Our previous kitchen was located at the front of the house, it was too dark and it gave a rather dismal view of the drive.

“We decided to reconfigure the rooms and dismantled an old conservatory to add a ground floor extension with a new kitchen and dining room. We also now have a boot room and utility.

“We wanted to incorporate a kitchen into the new space that felt unique and characterful, so we asked Wilson Drummond Ltd to provide some guidance and inspiration.

WHAT WERE YOU SEARCHING FOR IN TERMS OF STYLE?

“We love period style furniture, but we are also keen on modern lines, so our brief to William, our kitchen designer, was to create a look that fused together old and new.

“In the showroom, my eye was immediately drawn to a gorgeous Charcoal colour and I knew it would work well in our new extension as it’s such a bright and airy space.

“We also wanted a large island to provide enough room for cooking, socialising and storage.”

TALK US THROUGH YOUR KITCHEN- WHAT DID YOU DECIDE FOR YOUR DESIGN?

“For the cabinetry, we opted for the clean lines of the Ellerton kitchen by Second Nature in the colour Charcoal, which features handleless doors, whilst taking inspiration from a classic Shaker style.

“We chose a main cooker run and freestanding larder unit that discreetly houses a fridge freezer on one side, and a Kesseböhmer tandem larder on the other, as well as an ample island unit packed with useful features, such as the hot water and cold filter tap, wine cooler and dishwasher.

“For a dramatic contrast to the dark units, we picked a streamlined quartz worktop in Absolute Marbled White and defined the two main cooking and dining zones with two Grok Umbrella pendant lights.

“To balance out the deep hues used on the kitchen units, an equally stylish finish was chosen for the new floor-to-ceiling windows, while providing beautiful views of the garden and allowing plenty of natural light to flood in!”

ARE YOU PLEASED WITH THE END RESULT?

“We’re delighted with the result!”

“I’m especially in love with the large island as it makes day-to-day life much more sociable. It’s been a great asset to our family life. Not only does it have tons of useful storage space in the form of large, deep drawers and luxurious mod cons, but the boys love sitting up on the stools to do homework or have breakfast while Graham and I are cooking.”

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Q & A WITH WILLIAM DRUMMOND

Kitchen Designer at Wilson Drummond

WHAT WAS YOUR BRIEF FROM THE OWNERS?

“They were very open to ideas, but wanted a look that subtly combined old and new. To create a design that works with the period of the property and the modern space, we agreed on the traditional yet modern handleless Ellerton kitchen cabinetry to mix well with their existing traditional furniture.”

HOW DID YOU GO ABOUT DESIGNING THE LAYOUT OF THIS KITCHEN?

“The extension was under construction when we were first appointed, which gave us a good idea of the floor space we had to play with. We knew the substantial roof light was going to be installed so we decided to position the island below.

“The island in the main focal point, featuring a sink, dishwasher, wine cooler and space to sit casually on the bar stools, while the freestanding larder hides the fridge and provides ample food storage. Opposite the main kitchen space, there is space for formal dining.”

WHAT IS YOUR TOP DESIGN TIP?

“Simplicity is key to creating a stylish room. When you are planning a new space, think about the practicalities and how you would like it to function, and then think about the colours and finishes.

“I would also definitely say research independent kitchen designers and installers in your local area, and don’t forget to ask family and friends for recommendations!”

PLAN YOUR DREAM KITCHEN

Searching for a Second Nature specialist in the
Stockton-On-Tees? Check out Wilson Drummond Ltd.

Not local to you? Search for your nearest specialist via our website.  

Check out EKBB Magazine for more kitchen inspiration, and check out the September edition for the full feature on Joanne’s kitchen.

Credit for this post goes to EKBB and Emily Peek.