A painted finish teamed with natural stone for worktops and splashbacks makes an elegant choice for all styles of home from modern to period and country cottage. Underwood’s new Vermont kitchen brings together a palette of neutrals, black walnut accents and polished Bianco Eclipsia marble.
For a clean and coordinated look, choose worktops and flooring to blend with the colour of your painted kitchen cabinetry. Here, shades of soft grey and white are echoed in classic marble and pale stone to create a serene and elegant feel.
Plain white walls and neutral furnishings won’t feel chilly if you step up the warmth with chunky knitted accessories and include a variety of textures. Add stripped-wood furniture, a cosy rug, generous wicker log basket and a tan leather armchair.
Open up stunning views on to the landscape beyond. This orangery, with its large rooflight and folding sliding doors flanked by pilasters and windows, sums up the best of traditional joinery and modern techniques.