Plain English kitchen cabinets often have unique historical furniture details.
This kitchen by the British firm Plain English was installed in a Kensington flat. It features modernized Georgian (think Chippendale) furniture details such as brass knobs and bale pulls on cabinets and drawers. The kitchen is remarkably spare, too. There are open shelves supported by small ogee brackets. But the tone-on-tone all white scheme gives it a ghostly elegance that harks back to the Georgian era. That is helped along by the graceful glass pendant lights hung along the edge of the cabinet.
The counter top is granite, with runnels that permit water to drain directly into the sink. For runnels to work effectively, the white farm sink has been under-mounted in the traditional English way. The bridge faucet has a curving low spout and spoke handles — it’s mounted on offset legs as well so that the spout reaches farther into the sink.
One aspect about this kitchen that might be easy to overlook is the way the cabinets meet the floor. Doors are inset into a frame that is flush with the bottom of the cabinet doors. In other words, there is no recessed toe kick. This is a detail taken from furniture and it’s typical of Plain English’s Spitalfields range cabinets, one of my favorite looks for a kitchen.
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