An Invitation To My Kitchen 


I have some exciting news to share.

As you may know, I’m currently deep in the proverbial architect’s “trenches”, building my family’s new London townhouse.  Today I’m able to share a sneak peak of the kitchen – in my eyes, the heart of any home. Not only am I sharing it here, but I’m very excited to invite you to see it in person, at this year’s Decorex fair in September. I’m proud to say that my personal design for the wonderful Florentine kitchen makers, Officine Gullo, will be available as one of their new models from then onwards.


I first approached Officine Gullo, a family-run business of fantastically skilled artisans who create professional kitchens fit for palaces and restaurants to work on a design for my own home.  I love the artisanal quality of their work, the classic motifs, and the endless customizability (not to mention sky-is-the-limit gadgetry) but wanted something a tad less palatial in size, industrial in feel, a bit more refined, and a lot more inviting for friends and family.

The team at Officine Gullo really took to my ideas for my dream residential kitchen concept – matte white cabinetry, nickel detailing, a splashy chandelier for a touch of elegance, antique wooden floors in a herringbone pattern, and plenty of white carrara marble to tie it all together — and the result was so lovely we decided to collaborate and make the designs available to others. And so Officine Gullo for Alison Henry was born!

The kitchen in my home is very much the social hub and to emphasise it all the more in my design, I added barstools at the end of the kitchen island.  While no less refined, this subtle addition makes the space much more of a spot for relaxing and winding down together at the end of the day.

For even more authenticity (and a bit of fun), my home kitchen will open onto a leafy courtyard, for which we’ve also gone ahead and designed a professional grade barbeque in the same white and nickel theme.

I’m so pleased to be able to share my dream kitchen with the world —Officine Gullo for Alison Henry—and hope to see you at this year’s Decorex.

Decorex International 2018

16 – 19 September, Syon Park, London, Decorex stand No. D36


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