Kitchen
Jul 9, 2014

A kitchen fit for Kate

By: Lauren McPhillips

A kitchen fit for Kate Author: Style At Home

Kitchen
Jul 9, 2014

A kitchen fit for Kate

By: Lauren McPhillips

Kate Middleton is no stranger to the media–from her chic style to her warm personality to her down-to-earth demeanour, she’s an inspiration to many. Lately, it’s her love of decorating that has come to light, with media reports saying that she’s tearing out a third kitchen that has traditional fixings in order to fit her more modern lifestyle.

So what exactly makes up a kitchen fit for a princess? We found 9 luxe design elements from modern kitchens that would be perfect additions to the new hub of Kate’s home – and great inspiration for your own!   

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Artistic backsplash

As much as we love subway-tiled kitchen backsplashes, it’s not a look we’d expect to see in the royal home. This framed herringbone addition offers an artistic touch that makes for a showstopper of a backsplash.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Tracey Ayton Credits: Style at Home

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Gold faucet

When designing a kitchen fit for a princess, the biggest luxuries are found in the details. A gold faucet would be the perfect glam addition to Kate’s kitchen, especially when contrasted against marble and charcoal design elements.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Stacey Branford Credits: Style at Home

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Range fit for a chef

The high-end Aga range currently in Kate’s kitchen seems to be a bit too traditional for her modern taste. In her new kitchen, we imagine a premium Wolf oven, a sleek stainless steel favourite of world-class chefs.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Robin Stubbert; styling by Christine Hanlon Credits: Style at Home

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Streamlined cabinets

With a distaste for the traditional kitchen cabinetry, Kate might be better suited to a sleek, streamlined look. The seamless facade of these cabinets with their high gloss finish is a great glam alternative.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Michael Graydon Credits: Style at Home

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Marble everywhere

Kate wasn’t a fan of the walnut wood countertops that capped the lower cabinets and island of her third kitchen. To lighten up the space and make it a bit more elegant, Kate might opt for marble slabs to be installed–not only is the stone incredibly durable, but it offers a luxurious, timeless look that’s perfect for a princess.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Virginia Macdonald Credits: Style at Home

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Wine fridge

With a new family member who just happens to be the heir to the throne, Kate and Will can expect lots of visitors. The new kitchen would ideally include a Thermador wine fridge, so that a chilled glass of wine is readily available whenever guests arrive.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Virginia Macdonald; styling by Ann Marie Favot Credits: Style at Home

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Gold dinnerware

A beautiful kitchen deserves to have beautiful table settings housed within it. For her everyday entertaining needs, the princess might look towards British designer Jasper Conran–this beautiful 5-piece table setting with gold trim looks ultra posh, without the eyebrow-raising price tag to match. Jasper Conran gold 5-piece set, Wedgwood, $170 per 5-piece setting.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Wedgwood Credits: Style at Home

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Barista’s espresso machine

With a busy schedule like Kate’s, a top-of-the-line espresso machine is a must to give her a boost in the morning. The old mid-range espresso machine is being taken out, and will likely be replaced with a barista-worthy work of art like the La Spaziale Vivaldi II. La Spaziale Vivaldi II Espresso Machine, Clive Coffee, $2470.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Clive Coffee Credits: Style at Home

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Herringbone flooring

Kate’s not too keen on the walnut hardwood floor lining of one of her current kitchens, but that’s not to say that she’d shy away from another wooden finish. The faux bois finish on the flooring here is actually tiled, with a herringbone layout that offers a perfect contrast between the classic pattern and the modern cabinetry.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Virginia Macdonald Credits: Style at Home
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