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Steal This Look: A Retro English Kitchen in Hampshire, England

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Sep 24, 2014 01:05 AM
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by Alexa Hotz last modified Sep 23, 2014

Has kitchen company Plain English got a lock on the ultimate British kitchen design? It certainly seems that way. Here in the US, our friends are constantly asking, "How do I get the Plain English look?" and "When are they opening a store stateside?" Until that happens, here are some ideas for re-creating the look.  Above: The Hampshire Hop Kiln Kitchen from Plain English. Above: Industrial pendant lamps and unlacquered brass hardware contrast with the kitchen island's modern profile and crisp detailing. Above: On either end of the island are shelves for storing items of odd shapes and sizes. The Basics Above: For a color similar to the one used on the kitchen cabinets and lower half of the island, consider Fine Paints of Europe's  Eurolux Flat Base Paint  in factory color 7034 Winter Sky. The color is a pale gray with just a hint of blue. Above: For an alternating color, as used on wooden cupboards along the side wall of the kitchen, Farrow & Ball's Mole's Breath is a basic dark gray with a great deal of depth; $95 per gallon of Modern Emulsion finish. Above: Countertops are a mix of wood on the kitchen island and concrete on the back counter. Shown here is Ikea's affordable oiled-beech Numerär Wood Countertop , which comes in precut lengths. Kitchen counters measuring 49 5/8 by 25 5/8 by 1 1/2 inches are $89. For more on countertops, see 10 Easy Pieces: Remodelista Kitchen Countertop Picks . Faucets & Fixtures Above: The brass Deck-Mounted Faucet with Gooseneck Spout by family-owned UK company Barber Wilson is $1,760 at Quality Bath. From Trade Secrets: Notting Hill House by Charles Mellersh . Above: The Alfi Concrete Farm Sink is $1,160.71 at Plumber's Stock. Lighting & Appliances Above: Schoolhouse Electric's  Factory Light No. 5 Cable  has a white interior and clear-coated steel shade; $299. Above: From French company La Cornu, the  CornuFé 110 Range  in gloss black with a satin chrome trim is available directly through La Cornu. Accessories Above: Plain English uses a clever mix of bin pulls, knobs, and latches for cabinet hardware. Shown here is Whitechapel's  Half Round Bin Pull  (left) for $19.05 and One-Inch Plain Knob  for $8.54 (right), both in antiqued brass. Above: The  Marseilles Chalkboard  from Restoration Hardware has a weathered oak frame; $349 for the small size. Above: At Food 52's Provisions, the  Large Replica Apple Crate  in a gray wash is $35. Alternatively, source a vintage  Wooden Fruit Crate  for from Washington-based Etsy seller the Front House for $40 or from other  Etsy sellers . Above: Set on the wood-topped kitchen island is a slab of white marble for food preparation. Sur La Table's  White Marble Pastry Board  is $44.95. For more, see 5 Favorites: Marble Boards in the Kitchen . Above: Fog Linen Work's  Kitchen Cloth  in navy and white checkerboard (also available in reddish pink, purple, brown, and yellow) is $15 from Fog Linen Work. The cloth is also available for £9.95 at  Atelier Home & Garden  in the UK. Above: Brendan Ravenhill's  Red Dustbin  is on sale for $55.99 (down from $74.99) at West Elm. Above: A set of six small glass Weck Jars is $27 at Heath Ceramics. The jars are also available from Schoolhouse Electric starting at $4 per jar. For more ideas, see our post with founder Katie Fontana,  Kitchen Confidential: 10 Ways to Achieve the Plain English Look . Can't get enough of Brit kitchen style? See: 11 Design Details to Steal from High-End Bespoke Kitchens A Kitchen for the People, Courtesy of Prince Charles Rehab Diary: A British Standard Kitchen in a Shepherd's Hut More Stories from Remodelista Object Lessons: The Great British Range Cooker 16 Favorite Accessories from the English Kitchen Greatest Hits: 12 Favorite Kitchens in the UK






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