How Herringbone Kitchens helped to create a colourful family home


herringbone kitchens folkestone family home project

An independent kitchen company Herringbone Kitchens had the pleasure of designing and creating furniture for a lovely family in Folkestone for nearly every room in their home. From their kitchen, pantry, bathroom furniture, garden pergola and dresser to the dining table, panelling, bookcases, bedside tables and bunkbeds, the Folkestone House Project is a perfect example of Herringbone being more than a kitchen company.

They worked with architect and interior designer Martyna Nicolson to make the client’s dream house come to life. The client enlisted the skilled designers and craftsmen at Herringbone to create the most beautiful furniture and kitchen, which suited their lifestyle and personal style. The whole scheme is pull together with the repetition of the ripple pattern, burnished brass hardware, stained oak and use of pink and blue colours.

The client knew they wanted a large kitchen island where they could cook and socialise every day. The young family needed a space that was not only beautiful but also functional and with the pantry (and winerack) only a stone’s throw away the space works perfectly for their everyday needs.

One of the favourite parts of the kitchen is the Teppanyaki Bora Professional Hob as it allows for cooking dinner right in front of guests and children alike. The Canteen Blue colour of the cabinetry is Herringbone Kitchen’s own and the client’s absolute favourite, the stained oak island works perfectly with the light colour of the cabinets and brings warmth and style to the kitchen space.

They also love that you can always see into the pantry as its Drum Belt Red statement colour (Herringbone Kitchen’s own paint range) brings a real sense of fun and character to the space. The internal shelves and winerack have been painted in a bespoke colour for the client we call Shocking Pink, which brings a lovely bit of “pop” to the pantry. 

The real Calacatta Oro Vagli Extra marble worktop is followed through on all surfaces to bring the kitchen and pantry together. All cabinets are in Herringbone’s Westgate Range and the handles throughout are burnished brass from Armac Martin.

Creating the dining room table was a first for the team at Herringbone Kitchens. The fluted detail of the wooden table legs were designed to compliment and mimic the panelling throughout the house and are painted in Shocking Pink, a bespoke colour made specifically for the client by Herringbone.  

The table top is real Rosso Lavento marble and is cut in an oval shape continuing the unique shapes used throughout the design for this project. The Rosso Lavento marble is continued in the floor to ceiling stained oak dresser. The interior of the dresser is painted in Herringbone Parade Pink, named after Herringbone’s sponsorship of Canterbury Pride. Not only is it wonderful for displaying the young family’s colourful gems, but it also offers great integrated storage. 

In the family’s hallway you see a floor to ceiling walnut bookcase with adjustable shelves to store and display anything from books, family photographs and special nic nacs. The colour of the walls in the hallway is also Parade Pink.  The fluted detail panelling throughout the house has also been created to fit perfectly into every nook and cranny, including the fireplace.

The bright and cheerful utility room features cabinetry from the Westminster range, with light pink, funky wallpaper, burnished brass handles, open shelving for laundry baskets and products, brass pole for hanging up ironed clothes, as well as an undermounted sink.


The master bathroom features stunning dark, forest green cabinetry. A countertop unit for daily toiletries and a unit below the thick marble worktop for refills, spare toothbrushes etc. The striking green and black marble is carried throughout the bathroom and into the shower and features an almost web like pattern. Additional cabinetry in the same dark green but this time with flat door, sits behind the toilet.

Within the master bedroom, you’ll find gorgeous walnut, mid-century modern bedside tables, wardrobes and dressing table with brass hardware and green accent paint on the dressing table drawers, as well as the same striking green marble on top as the bathroom.

In the children’s room bespoke carpentry was made into a fantastic two level bunk bed, nook and wardrobes, all in one. The inside shelves and drawers were stained in an almost orange hue as per the request of the room’s resident.


Images courtesy Herringbone Kitchens.

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