Kitchen Ideas & Inspiration

Small kitchen ideas with Bake Off star Manon

Case Studies, Esher, Ideas & Inspiration / 08 Apr 2022

We caught up with Great British Bake Off star Manon Legreve whose kitchen is filled with small kitchen ideas perfect for compact city apartments.

The kitchen plays a significant part in day-to-day lives, especially for Manon Legreve.

Since appearing on The Great British Bake Off, Manon has spent her days baking delicious treats and creating recipe videos in her beautiful London home.

Unfortunately, the design of her small kitchen made creating baking content feel like a chore. Manon described the kitchen as dark, gloomy and lacking practicality.

So, the hunt for Manon’s new kitchen began. Manon met with Esher kitchen designer Oliver Willcox who immediately provided Manon with an array of small kitchen ideas to improve her space.

What was the brief?

The goal was to brighten up the small kitchen and create a beautiful backdrop for Manon’s baking content.

Pots, pans and ingredients are in constant use in Manon’s kitchen, so easy access to all her crockery was a major requirement. Manon’s busy lifestyle also meant she needed an easy to care for style.

The design process

Ollie showed Manon our selection of stunning light grey finishes, perfect for lightening up the small kitchen. Manon opted for our modern kitchen range Sutton in our stunning Scots Grey finish.

Beautifully classic brushed gold handles and a gold tap were incorporated into the design to create the traditional feel that Manon was seeking. In addition, open shelving was added above the sink area to enhance the traditional look and simultaneously open up the space.

Pull-out storage features were incorporated into the design to make the most of otherwise wasted corner cabinet space.

The outcome

The combination of open shelving, gold features and flat slab doors has created a beautifully bright space that’s both modern and traditional.

We love how Manon’s used her open shelving to put her stamp on the design of her small kitchen. Beautiful colourful baking equipment sits on the shelves creating an eye-catching display.

The smooth, wrapped finish of the Sutton doors require little maintenance, which is perfect for a busy baking environment.

Manon continues to created mouth-watering baking content on her Instagram page which you can view here.

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