At Blackthorn we make what the customer wants, so our kitchens fit our customers' style rather than fitting a particular category. A kitchen doesn't have to be just 'contemporary' or just 'country', it can bring inspiration from lots of elements, making it unique for you.
Through consultation sessions with our design team, aspects of any style you wish can be included - all made to the same high standard of workmanship using quality materials, that is the basis of all cabinetry produced by Blackthorn.
This means that your kitchen can be as rich as your imagination and our expertise combined, ensuring you receive the timeless elegance of a Blackthorn kitchen, with your individual style requirements.
Make your kitchen your own.
For more information on our kitchens and advice on how to combine elements from different styles to get the bespoke look that suits you, call in to our showroom or Contact Us by phone or email. Also have a look through our Kitchens Gallery, showing some photographs of our work and check out our Design Service to see the next step to creating your exquisite new kitchen.
Ross and Eimear’s kitchen was made and fitted by us six years ago, and it’s still looking great today. It’s seen a lot of family life in that time; new additions to the family, birthday parties, dinner parties, laughter and tears, first steps and scuffed knees; it’s been a rainy-day playground, a hub for the family to gather together, a place to entertain, and a sanctuary of familial comfort and warmth at the end of a long day. The main units in the kitchen are hand paint
Dermot needed a kitchen that had plenty of storage, that wouldn’t dominate the space in this smaller room, and still contain all of the essentials. As Dermot loves to cook, his kitchen needed to have an easy and intuitive flow to it, but as part of an open plan living area, it also needed to feel like a cheerful and homely space, with an understated dignity and grace. In short, Dermot’s kitchen needed to reflect his needs, his personality, and his lifestyle. Hand painted in Farrow &
Siobhan & Damian like cooking and baking, and wanted a bright and airy kitchen where they could spend quality family time experimenting with new recipes and enjoying the fruits of their labour. In an unusually shaped kitchen that stretches across a Z-shaped wall, Damian & Siobhan wanted an easy flow between their kitchen, living, and dining areas. Painted in Farrow & Ball Stony Ground, with an exposed wood display cabinet that adds a punch of character and gravity to a fresh kitchen
Welcome to Karen and William’s kitchen. Hand-painted in Farrow & Ball Stony Ground, with beautiful deep black accents and a splash of colour in the form of Farrow & Ball’s dusky and romantic Cinder Rose on the tea cabinet. Beautiful antique brass handles and Perrin & Rowe’s elegant Etruscan taps add character. Situated in a long room, William and Karen’s kitchen makes the most of natural light by using pale, light-reflecting shades on the cabinets and worktops
This stunning kitchen at our Ashtree Park showroom is hand painted in a trio of complementary Farrow & Ball colours. The main units are in the clean and understated Purbeck Stone, the larder is painted in Downpipe; a beautiful lead grey with blue undertones that contrasts perfectly with the antique copper handles; and the island has been painted in the lively and rich Drawing Room Blue, with a wear-off finish. The extended-span brushed steel handles give a nod to the popular Industrial style
Beautifully dressed in their inimitable style, Jonny + Emma’s kitchen is fresh and crisp, yet cheerfully inviting. The main cabinets are painted in Farrow & Ball’s Stony Ground, with the island and other accents in Farrow & Ball’s Dix Blue, all cabinets were given an aged finish to suit the design brief of ‘Farmhouse Kitchen’. The style of Emma + Jonny’s kitchen was strongly influenced by traditional country kitchens, and was designed to complement the
Joanne and Peter have a spacious kitchen with high ceilings that perfectly show off their reclaimed light fittings, lovely dark wooden flooring, and plenty of windows that flood the room with light. Their kitchen units are, for the most part, kept beautifully simple in style with splashes of bold colour: the island is painted in Farrow & Ball’s Stiffkey Blue and one singular red wall unit in Blackthorn’s Doran Red – both of which pop against Farrow & Ball’s Purbec
Karen and Russell's new home is beautiful and spacious with an open and light quality. Their kitchen was designed with traditional elements such as simple but decorative cornice and a carved corbel under the breakfast bar that is subtly ornate. Aside from kitchen units, Russell and Karen also have a Blackthorn table, bench, and chairs in a rustic country style, a beautiful traditional-inspired Blackthorn dresser, and utility room units including a window pelmet, shelving and a clever li
Ivan and Helen’s home is a stunning example of their inimitable style, full of unique pieces that they have collected over the years. Their kitchen is a bright and open room with traditional-inspired cabinets painted in Farrow & Ball’s Manor House Gray and accents of Blackthorn’s own Doran Red on key features such as the larder. The Doran Red wash stands out starkly against the cool neutral tones of Manor House Gray and brings out the deep oxblood found in Helen and&nb
Graeme and Andrea had built an extension onto their house and asked us to help them extend their existing kitchen now that they had more space. So after having a look at their original kitchen, we made them three pieces; a dresser, an island and a sideboard, all complementing their original kitchen and in keeping with the lighter feel to their newly renovated kitchen.
Having recently downsized, Elizabeth and Robert found that their new kitchen area had limited space, so they came to us to see if we could make them a larder that also included a table area where they could sit down to a quick breakfast. To meet their space-saving needs, we included a small oak table-top that pulls out from the middle of the larder like a drawer, and included a dowel to stop it from being accidently pushed back in while still in use. Elizabeth and Robert’s larder is hand
Situated at one end of an 'L' shaped room Ciara and Justin's kitchen has a homely yet spacious feel to it. We designed their kitchen with a certain playfulness to suit them as a young family, using a complementary combination of Cinder Rose and Dix Blue from the esteemed Farrow & Ball paint range, along with an oiled Iroko plank worktop and our own range of in-house stains and polishes for the exposed wood finishes. Personalised touches on doors, drawers and throughout give thi
Trevor and Alison were looking for a traditionally made solid in-frame kitchen with an elegantly classic look that worked hard for them as a family for everyday use and still looked great for the occasional party or gathering. With lots of clever little additions to ease and enhance the use of the kitchen, Trevor and Alison have a large and stylish island made up with extra storage and a large seating area that extends around three sides, a ‘magic corner’ in their pots and pans cabi
Colin went to a lot of effort to restore this listed building to reflect its original heritage in a contemporary way. With this in mind we designed and built the kitchen with clean lines and period features (like the broken pediment above the larder) and finished it with a mixed palette of bold and subtle colours. Grain-enhanced Ash has been used for the part-glazed wall cabinets and punctuates the muted tones of Farrow & Ball's 'Manor House Gray' throughout the rest o
Emma and Martin were very welcoming when we went out to photograph their Blackthorn kitchen. We chatted with Emma and she told us what she liked about her kitchen which went something like this: “We had seen these love heart cut-outs featured in a magazine and really wanted something similar in our new kitchen but anywhere we looked they told us it couldn’t be done…until we found Blackthorn who said it wouldn’t be a problem and were able to personalise our kitchen (sinc
Paul and Joanne have a large kitchen and wanted a grand yet functional style to match the room and suit their needs. Their kitchen is painted with Farrow & Ball’s House White and Card Room Green with some exposed wood finishes, and their utility room is painted in Farrow & Ball’s Manor House Gray. With plenty of storage, integrated units, and a range of textures throughout, Joanne and Paul’s kitchen is as practical as it is beautiful.
Situated in their open-plan living area, Joanne and Connor wanted a kitchen to reflect their unique take on a heritage design. Like the rest of the house, the kitchen was well thought out and meticulously researched so when Joanne and Connor came to us for their kitchen they were able to work closely with our designer to transform their ideas into a reality and create this truly bespoke room. Painted in the timeless tones of Farrow & Ball’s Hardwick White and Pitch Black, with lustro
Welcome to Philip and Shirley's kitchen. Painted in Farrow & Ball's Stony Ground, with beautiful exposed-wood accents, this kitchen really suits Philip and Shirley's taste for antiques and timeless quality. We really like their use of vintage earthenware displayed along the mantel above their AGA.
Originally Amber and Nigel were thinking of having a Butler’s Pantry with separate kitchen but ultimately decided to incorporate the two to create a grand impression in this high-ceilinged room. Here the architectural impact of remarkably high cabinets (traditional in a Butler’s Pantry), complete with Ash ladder access, beautifully enhances the grand Georgian proportions of the room. All cabinets were simple but functional in design and were painted in the muted tones of Farrow &
We revisited Eithne and Paddy and they were kind enough to let us take some more photos of their kitchen, which has been in their home for a few years now. It was a great opportunity to ask them what they liked about their bespoke Blackthorn kitchen, and what worked well for them. Eithne told us she likes the fact that now their kitchen and dining area feel like one big beautiful space, rather than two separate spaces that occupy the same room. Paddy loves cooking and preparing the fo
Julie & Rory wanted a kitchen with a traditional look that suited their lifestyle. Julie wanted a beautiful kitchen to work in as she baked her delicious cakes and bread, and a variety of storage options was essential for Rory and Julie both. The main units are hand painted in Farrow & Ball French Gray, the island is painted in Farrow & Ball Stony Ground, the Victorian inspired plate rack and the larder units are both painted in a deep black with a wear-off treatment to give a mature
Russell and Jackie’s kitchen being in a listed building on their working farm needed to make the best use of the space available, with clever use of available alcoves their larder was recessed with its doors flush to the wall. The choice and colour of the glazed subway tiles complement their Aga beautifully and is surrounded by an eclectic layout of both fitted units and a free standing dresser.
"To Dermot, Margaret, Ross and Co. Thank you for our wonderful kitchen, "the heart of our home." From thoughts and dreams (and a few debates!) You got to know us and LISTENED; to create a high quality, bespoke hand-made wonderful workspace that will last a life time. Itwas a pleasure doing business! Best Regards" Malcolm and Alison