Traditional style remains a firm favourite when it comes to modern kitchen design, and it’s easy to see why; timeless elegance, charming features, and classic design that is assured to stand the test of time. To support this ever-popular kitchen design trend, and facilitate the demands of modern living, we’re seeing a surge in the mix of traditional and modern design elements. Fixtures and appliances that echo early 20th century or Victorian style are becoming more sought-after by homeowners and can increasingly be found in modern kitchens. Vintage-style modern sinks and cookers from Smeg, Victorian- style colourways and fixtures, and industrial -style lighting from Häfele, are all at the forefront of this kitchen design trend. Here’s a few product highlights, all of which can be integrated into a new kitchen from your local Studio Partner;
Charles Pendant Light
You won’t fail to make a statement with the Charles pendant light in your kitchen. This dome-shaped single pendant light elegantly complements a variety of kitchen design styles and is available in champagne glass with antique brass fittings or clear glass with satin nickel fittings. View more styles of pendant lighting here.
Smeg Copper Sinks
Smeg’s new copper under-mount sinks are guaranteed to make a real statement in your kitchen. Combine with matching plinth panels and Gola profiling to give your kitchen another layer of sophistication and classic style. This sink will encapsulate traditional design with a modern edge perfectly.
Scilm – Plinth Panels
It’s the details that truly make any kitchen design scheme come to life and these Scilm plinth panels are perfect for ensuring your cupboards make a statement from head to toe. Available in five statement colours, (anodised silver, powder coated graphite, anodised bronze, anodised brushed copper and anodised brushed brass), the panels are designed to match perfectly with Gola handle-less profiles and bring subtle, sophisticated coordination to your kitchen cabinetry.
Stylish, functional and exceptionally versatile, sliding doors have been popular within UK homes for some time now. Recently, exposed, rustic and statement pieces, inspired by US design trends, are becoming more sought-after, in place of previously-preferred discreet finishes. Industrial designs, exposed fittings and ‘shabby chic’ finishes are all at the forefront of the trend. With its rustic, graphite black finish, the Slido Design 100-S sliding door gear is a great example of such a statement piece.
Smeg Range Cooker – Dark Grey
Add an air of sophistication to your traditional kitchen design with the classic contrast of dark appliances paired with metallic accenting. This Smeg Victoria range cooker in dark grey combines the classic style of a traditional range cooker with the last word in modern functionality. It comprises a main oven, auxiliary oven and grill compartment with a gas hob, which each boast a range of different cooking functions.
Handles & knobs
Handles and knobs may seem like small details but choosing the right ones can completely change the whole look and feel of your kitchen design. Your local Studio Partner will be able to offer a wide range of handles and knobs in various materials, styles and finishes. Whether you’re planning a completely new kitchen or updating your existing one, speak to your local Studio Partner to hear about all the different options available.
Perfect for adding a vintage finishing touch to a modern kitchen design scheme, the Caxton is an elegant, bronzed and brushed traditional drop handle.
Perfect for adding a vintage highlight to your living space, the Jude collection of handles and knobs combine traditional style with beautiful metallic finishes (brushed brass, polished nickel and antique copper) which will perfectly complement a variety of kitchen styles. The distinctive ridge at the front of the cup handle not only looks great but also assists with grip, making them a fantastic, ergonomic addition to your kitchen.
These elegant Mimas lever handles are available in three finishes (brushed black nickel, brushed satin nickel and rose gold and come with matching escutcheons. They are perfect for injecting some period flair, or traditional style to modern kitchen designs.
The height of vintage glamour, these slim, curved Elara level handles with their elegant, ridged design, would make the perfect finishing touch for traditional or contemporary kitchens. Available in a choice of three striking finishes, (gold, rose gold and matt antique brass.)
The Despina collection of solid, tactile lever handles is available in three metallic finishes. Opt for opulent gold, beautiful rose-coloured or matt antique brass for a vintage look.
The wonderfully textured Axel-T level handle collection would make a striking addition to any interior. These eye-catching handles are available in a choice of three finishes (matt antique bronze for a vintage look, or more contemporary matt black painted or brushed nickel and matt black finishes.) A unique feature, a handle from the Axel-T collection would put an edgy twist on a traditional, modern kitchen.