Rebecca Wakefield

Zip provides perfect solution for interior designer’s home kitchen

The brief
Rebecca Wakefield

Owner of interior design company Studio Fortnum, Rebecca Wakefield is no stranger to being briefed on all manner of interior design and architecture. Specialising in understated, modern, relaxed living spaces, Rebecca’s portfolio is a stunning array of calming wall colours, comfortable areas to relax and thoughtfully considered artwork.

She has certainly had her hands full over the past couple of years, juggling a new business as well as two small children. On top of that, Rebecca and her partner have been gradually renovating their own home, a three bed property in south-east London. The kitchen was a key part of the house renovation, which they bought as a dilapidated shell in 2016, undergoing a side return extension and full refurbishment to create a light, airy and calming home.

“The kitchen hadn’t been touched since the 70s and was all peach gloss walls and net curtains, so was in desperate need of some TLC,” comments Rebecca. “We wanted a bright, family-friendly space with an island but I also wanted to use a fresh and interesting palette. We chose green (Farrow & Ball’s Treron) for the kitchen units with brass accents and wood tones.”

When it comes to kitchen appliances, Rebecca has definitely noticed a common theme among her clients, “genuinely, the number one luxury, top of the wish list item is a boiling water tap,” she says. “However it was only when we were doing our kitchen that I started to consider how much we’d benefit from one - certainly when it comes to the convenience of having a cuppa, or more importantly, bedtime milk for our toddler, in a matter of seconds!”

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Our solution

One thing that Rebecca was keen on was to get a tap that fitted in well with the green and brass colour scheme.

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“Zip have been on my radar for a while, so I was thrilled to discover the tap comes in brushed gold,” Rebecca continues. “But I know from experience that style can often outweigh performance and there’s nothing worse than something that looks great but just doesn’t work. Luckily Zip is a trusted brand so we chose the Zip HydroTap Celsius Arc in brushed gold.”

Rebecca’s Celsius Arc is much more than just a boiling water tap, providing unfiltered hot and cold water alongside filtered boiling. “Because it is my regular kitchen tap as well as my boiling water tap the kitchen has retained a clean, minimal feel,” adds Rebecca. “My counter tops aren’t cluttered and we have no use for a slow-to-boil kettle. It really has transformed daily life for us.”

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The results

"My counter tops aren’t cluttered and we have no use for a slow-to-boil kettle. It really has transformed daily life for us."

Rebecca Wakefield , Interior designer
Studio Fortnum

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