A Beautiful Kitchen for a Period Home
I have a fascination with beautifully designed kitchens and this one by deVOL is so stunning I just had to share it with you.
It’s the Bloomsbury WC1 kitchen, and although we all know that a shaker style is perfect for a period home it especially compliments the Victorian details of this one. The clients bravely opted to use ‘Flint’ (which is actually a colour from deVOL’s bathroom range) on both the cabinets and the walls and it looks amazing. As the company’s creative director, Helen Parker, explains: “The colour somehow gave a feeling of complete authenticity, nothing in the room jarred, there was just an overall feeling of getting it ‘spot on’.”
The honed marble worktops and splashback give a welcome contrast to the dark paint colour and look just perfect. And of course there’s a farmhouse sink (from Villeroy & Boch), and gorgeous chrome taps in front of the original arched sash window and pitch pine blind, giving the room one of it’s focal points.
There are also two open wall cabinets either side of the Smeg range cooker, which also make an impressive feature and allows the client to neatly display all of their favourite pots, pans and glasses.
The huge larder combination opposite contains a fridge, freezer and a beautiful big pantry cupboard. This piece not only looks grand, but is also extremely practical; it houses all of the pantry essentials, a microwave, a coffee making area, a honed marble cold shelf, two lovely and super spacious draws and a useful spice rack. And who wouldn’t love the addition of some painted Shaker peg rails for hanging mugs and utensils on, and a handy tray slot cabinet in the corner to store chopping and serving boards.
Finally, the kitchen Island is on casters, making it very practical and easy to move about. Topped with Rustic Oak worktops, it’s the perfect finishing touch to this beautiful room.
I wish I’d designed it.