Kitchen Design, South-West London Home

I have arrived back from a blissful two weeks in Pollensa with a bit of a thud…we are moving house next week and there is just so much to do! 

I can’t wait to share my holiday posts with you, but as I won’t have time to sort and edit the pictures until after the move, so in the meantime I wanted to share these pictures of a kitchen I designed for a family home in South-West London last year. 

The house was extended by four meters to the rear to create a lovely open plan kitchen, dining and living space – the perfect room for all the family, with fantastic views to the garden. I designed the bi-folding doors so that they were a feature in the room, rather than the simple glass and metal combination – I took inspiration from lots of New England designs that I found on Pinterest.

The kitchen was designed to be elegant as well as functional and the colour scheme for the space was fresh and clean to maximise the lovely natural light. I used furniture and artwork to add pops of colour. I hope you like it – if you’re keen to create a similar look then click on the links below.


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{Photography by Patrick Butler-Madden}



  1. Sarah February 6, 2017 / 8:40 pm

    This is stunning, I’m taking so much inspiration from this amazing room! Can you please tell me what paint colour you’ve used, it’s such a beautiful soft colour

    • Laura Butler-Madden February 8, 2017 / 2:52 pm

      Thank you so much, I’m so pleased you like it! It’s Ammonite by Farrow & Ball on the walls. Laura x

      • Lesley February 26, 2017 / 6:38 pm

        This is a gorgeous, inspiring kitchen. My new kitchen is about to be painted. What colour have you used on the cabinetry ? Thanks, Lesley

        • Laura Butler-Madden February 27, 2017 / 9:33 am

          Hi Lesley,
          Thank you so much.
          It’s Lamp Room Gray on the cabinetry.
          Kind regards

  2. Natalie April 4, 2017 / 3:33 pm

    Hi Laura I love the look of this kitchen and it is providing lots of inspiration for styling my kitchen diner! Can I ask – do you know what the dimensions of this room are? Thanks!

    • Laura Butler-Madden April 6, 2017 / 5:31 pm

      It whole room was roughly 8m by 8m. Good luck with your renovation! Laura x

  3. Dee Baird May 18, 2017 / 6:51 pm

    Hi there, this looks gorgeous! Can you please tell me what colour the bi folding doors are?
    Thank you.

  4. Chris May 19, 2017 / 12:12 pm

    Hi Laura. Pls can you let me know where the chrome knobs on the main units are from? Also would you recommend ammonite for a kitchen that doesn’t have as much natural light? Our units are lamp room grey and we were going to paint the kitchen wevet but thought ammonite might better contrast the worktops. However there’s no sky light the kitchen definitely isn’t as bright as this one so wondering if it might look a bit dark. Many Thanks Chris.

    • Laura Butler-Madden May 19, 2017 / 2:36 pm

      Hi Chris, thank you so much for your message. The knobs are from SDS in Battersea. It’s hard to tell re Ammonite without seeing the space, but it’s not a dark colour, so should be fine? If worried you could try Strong White, which is between Ammonite and Wevet? Good luck with your project, I’m sure it will be wonderful! Laura x

  5. Fiona Richardson June 6, 2017 / 7:17 pm

    Hi Laura,

    Please would you be able to tell me the make and colour of both the flooring and worktops used in this kitchen?


  6. Vera July 4, 2017 / 5:46 pm

    Hi Laura, I just saw your kitchen. The bi-folding doors look amazing. As you say, they are a real feature. Where did you get them?

    • Laura Butler-Madden July 5, 2017 / 10:48 am

      Hi Vera, we designed them ourselves and had them made my a carpenter – I’m so pleased you like them!
      Kind regards

  7. Crystal October 1, 2017 / 12:12 am

    Hi your kitchen is so lovely. What’s the dimension of this room and the size of your island?
    Thank you!

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