Fulham fusion

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The bespoke kitchen of Rob and Armelle Lamont successfully blends traditional architecture and furniture design with 21st-century styling and lifestyle requirements.

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When Rob and Armelle Lamont found their Fulham-based Victorian terraced home, it was in need of a complete renovation. This would have put most people off, however, Armelle is an experienced interior designer and could visualise the property’s potential as the perfect family home.

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“The fact that it had been untouched over the years was a positive bonus,” comments Armelle, “it meant I could work with a blank canvas rather than have to work with years of DIY adaptions and unsympathetic extensions that mar so many Victorian terraces.”

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Armelle, through her interior design connections, knew of Heaven & Stubbs; a bespoke furniture maker that, with its sister company UJ Developments, offers a full building, kitchen design and project management service.

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Stuart Heaven worked closely with Armelle to design and build a single-storey extension to the rear of the property, which almost doubled the size of the existing kitchen space.

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The extension, in matching brick, has a contemporary flavour with its flat roof design and full width bi-folding doors. The integrated, glazed roof panels and fully glazed doors allow light to flood into the home as well as extending the living space out on to a decked sun terrace. “When the doors are fully open we have an almost alfresco experience while dining and socialising with family and friends,” says Armelle.

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Choosing a bespoke design company meant Armelle’s furniture concepts and unique design touches could be brought to life, and that custom-sized cabinetry, perfectly in keeping with the architectural proportions of the property, could be produced. “From experience, I knew an ‘off the shelf’ furniture solution wouldn’t work; Heaven & Stubbs achieved everything I required,” explains Armelle. 

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THE details

Kitchen design by Howard Stubbs, co-founder of Heaven & Stubbs, including solid timber cabinetry painted in Hague Blue by Farrow & Ball, and Arabascato marble worktops and upstand heavenandstubbs.com

Building works by UJ Developments ujdevelopments.co.uk

Smeg SF372X integrated oven x2 smeguk.com

Neff T41 B3OX2 induction hob, S51M53X1GB dishwasher neff.co.uk

Fisher & Paykel RF540LDUSX4 ActiveSmart French door fridge freezer fisherpaykel.com

Astini ‘Belfast’ 100 single-bowl sink astini.co.uk

Abode ‘Ludlow’ bridge tap in antique brass abode.eu

Armac Martin solid brass handles martin.co.uk

Photography by: Kieron Nevison

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