Even in a kitchen, it’s possible to take the focus away from the cabinetry and onto something else. A Neptune kitchen can be pared right back, as the industrial-inspired Suffolk scheme shows. Here, the Charcoal-painted cabinetry, striking though it is, quietly awaits attention in the background, allowing the raw, rough-cut timber work surface to be the real statement in the room. It’s seen on just the side return section of the kitchen, but it leaps out off the page, helped along by the repeated texture on one of the three bar stools (nodding back to point number two).
Similarly, the architecture of the room can be more of a statement than what you fill it with. Choose Neptune pieces that are slim in profile, like the second image with our Hebden table, if you have features asking to be celebrated. Hebden has a striking leg design, but the linen tablecloth folded into an overhanging runner, means that you don’t spot it as you enter the room. And by tucking in the Wardley and Havana dining chairs, their presence is masked a little.
With the rest of the room’s styling kept to an understated minimum and the colour scheme a tonal blend of wood and neutrals, the room’s statements become the beautiful dark wood doors and ceiling-to-floor sash windows.