Step Inside an Oak Kitchen with Dorchester Aged White
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Step Inside an Oak Kitchen with Dorchester Aged White

Step Inside an Oak Kitchen with Dorchester Aged White

Set within an old port town in Hampshire is home to Caroline and her family. A recently built detached family home with coastal influences and an inviting feel, featuring the Dorchester Aged White stone effect porcelain tiles. Caroline describes the location being a perfect blend of a coastal town but with rural views out to the water, offering a location that is neither too urban nor remote.

When building and designing their home, Caroline wanted a warm country feel, but with a light and airy look. With the help of JALB Interiors, the kitchen strikes a lovely balance of being warm and inviting, through natural textures such as the oak cabinets, whilst embracing airy coastal palettes with walls painted in Little Greene, ‘Slaked Lime’ and kitchen island in Neptune, ‘Charcoal’.

Coastal kitchen with cream stone effect tiles

Two must haves for the new kitchen space was underfloor heating and a pantry to organise all their kitchen items. Caroline chose the Dorchester Aged White stone effect tiles for its compatibility with underfloor heating and realistic print with 100 different tile faces. “The tiles are easy to look after, we love the colour, and they look just like real stone!” Made of minimum 40% recycled materials, the Dorchester Aged White is a lovely soft white tile with a tumbled effect surface, replicating the look of natural stone. 

Dorchester aged white kitchen pantry

Versailles manoir limestone close up

The dark navy island and natural oak cabinets contrast beautifully with the flooring, and Neptune ‘Keats’ conical pendant lights hang over the island in an antique bronze finish, tying in with the brass handles and a brass hot water tap. Open shelving adds a personal touch with small interior pieces on display, whilst the use of different lighting with ceiling lights, downlights, and lamps creates a welcoming feel for the whole family to relax and enjoy the space, whether in the day or evening.

Versailles manoir softly aged limestone kitchen flooring
Indoor outdoor limestone flooring