Wide angled photo of sleek white kitchen in timber framed barn conversion.

Cotswold Barn Conversions

This was a series of stunning barn conversions by Ptolemy Dean Architects set in the idyllic Cotswold countryside. The properties are in the grounds of the client’s manor house and were developed for luxury holiday accommodation, with the kitchen also used for cooking weekends by celebrity chefs and run by Sophie Conran.

The kitchen in the main barn is very long and narrow with fantastic natural light and stunning old oak roof timbers.

The brief was to allow for up to 10 guests to view and cook, so we designed a five metre long central island which housed two ovens, two dishwashers and storage for all the cooking equipment.

The smaller “cow shed” barn is a stunning one-bedroom property but still required a light and neutral kitchen with all mod cons! The client wanted a neutral monochromatic look with clean lines to allow the beauty of the building and views to shine, so we used white matt spray painted handless doors with Glacier white Corian worktops.

Our client says…

The reason I chose Emerson Living was because I wanted something bespoke and not a kitchen that looked manufactured. James has worked on 3 projects for me. The Barn in particular at Temple Guiting required very personal attention since it was such a narrow space and all our clients that come to stay are overawed with the space. James was able to work in tandem with the architectural team thus helping to co ordinate the project. His input proved invaluable. Lastly the quality of his work is always excellent even when working within a tight budget.

Steven Collins, Marcol Group, London

Clutter free kitchen in Hampstead Garden

This stunning large kitchen was created with Spazio Moderno for a private client. We used an Aluminium laminate on most of the doors with a Wenge veneer on the island. Worktops are in Silestone Blanco Absoluto.

To keep the clutter away lots of clever pull-out storage was used, including corner and wine storage units.

Side view of minimal design kitchen island with white worktop and black cabinet. White wall cupboards and fitted cooker in background.

Battersea Open Plan Kitchen

A large open plan kitchen space to cook, eat, live and play!

This kitchen was created for a large family house in Battersea, London. Plenty of storage with integrated appliances were required, and a large island with sociable seating!

We mainly  used handleless matt spray-painted doors and with quarter cut fumed oak on all the island fascias. For the worktops we used the stunning 12mm basalt black porcelain from Neolith, which complements the oak to give the island a solid and contemporary look. Large kitchen island with view to dining area and bifold doors to garden. Formal dining area looking across to kitchen and casual seating.

Compact cream shaker kitchen with built in double oven

Handmade Shaker Kitchen Design In Chelsea, London

This was a challenging brief for James, who worked closely with Alice from ACM Interiors to create the perfect kitchen for our client. We were working with a small space and needed to include both a laundry area and a large American style fridge freezer. Our client wanted a contemporary look but with a traditional twist, so this Shaker kitchen was perfect.

We used hand painted Tulipwood for the doors and frames, oak dovetailed drawers and dark Emperador Marble for the worktops.

Shiny black kitchen cabinets with seating area and french windows in background

Open plan ground floor refurbishment, Hampstead

This beautiful London town house was a complete refurbishment, with an entirely open plan ground floor living space taking centre stage. The overall scheme was created by architects Friend & Company, with Emerson Living commissioned to design and install the kitchen, laundry, dining and lounge furniture. We created a sumptuous and cohesive living space that minimises clutter and allows free movement of light.

Materials used were black and white high gloss Parapan doors with honed black granite worktops. Our client says…

“To put it simply, Emerson Living have given us the kitchen of our dreams.  The design is absolutely stunning and the space is a pleasure to live and work in.

James and his team interpreted our brief perfectly and have made a kitchen that is both stunning to look at and brilliantly made.  I can’t recommend Emerson Living highly enough.”

Debra Wolman, London

Contemporary white dining area

Bright kitchen design in Queens Park, London

This kitchen was part of a whole house refurbishment for a young family who wanted a bright and airy space to cook, eat and live.

Working to designer Kathleen Hall’s specification, we created a kitchen scheme plus hand made wardrobes and living room furniture.

Materials used are handless spray painted doors with Silestone worktops and glass splash backs.

Clutter free minimal white kitchen

Contemporary Kitchen in Maida Vale

Working closely with Kathleen Hall Interior Designs on this project, we created a crisp and contemporary kitchen space for a young family in London. The brief was for a kitchen with clean lines and all the usual family clutter hidden away!

To allow for this we used a pocket door system for the larder cupboard, which housed amongst other things a toaster and coffee machine. Kathleen didn’t want to see any plugs in the splashback so we used pop-up sockets to plug in any appliances our client might wish to use.

We used matt spray painted doors in two colours, grey Porcelain ultra thin worktops and a smoke grey mirror splash back.

Light contemporary kithcen with shiny white worktops and burnt orange accent splashback.

Light, bright and airy family kitchen in Combe Down, Bath

Our clients wanted a light, crisp and family friendly kitchen space in their new extension.

We used white matt spray painted handless doors and Glacier white Corian worktops to keep the room feeling light and spacious. We then introduced Wenge doors to the island and a burnt orange glass splash back to add warmth and a splash of colour. We also designed and made two large sliding doors to open up the interior space to the outdoor decking area.

This kitchen space design has provided the family with zones for cooking, eating, toy storage – and even somewhere to relax and read!

High gloss white kitchen doors reflect natural light

Family kitchen design in Greenwich

Working closely with ACM Interior Designs on this project, we were asked to create a bright open space for a young family to enjoy.

We chose High Gloss Parapan doors on one side of the room to reflect the natural light with dark wood doors to the island to add warmth with neutral Blanco Zeus Silestone worktops. There’s also a long floating shelf and AV and desk area in a mix of the materials to bring the space together.

Sparkling social kitchen with spotlights and accent splashback

Sparkling social kitchen design in Widcombe, Bath

We worked closely with a local project management and interiors company to create this fantastic social space. During the day it’s a spacious kitchen to cook, eat and live – while at night it’s a fabulous party venue with lots of mood lighting!

We used matt spray painted handless doors with quartz stone worktops. The drawers were fitted with Blum servo-drive systems that push open the drawers electronically when touched.

Our clients Simon and Amanda were so happy with their new kitchen they were delighted to have it featured in Essential Kitchen Bathroom Bedroom magazine!

“Simon and Amanda wanted a cool, clutter-free kitchen so they picked sleek white units and modern worktops to give a spacious look.  This design was then accented with bright raspberry spaces, to give it some warmth.  The kitchen was made by James Emerson and then finished with quartz worktops.  The main focus of the new layout has to be the oval island with a seating area at one end, perfect for family and friends to gather and socialise.”