Back in May 2020, Laura and Nora of ‘Our Food Stories‘ got their hands on this truly incredible old property in the German countryside. The entire place needed totally redoing from head to toe, including tearing down walls, ripping up floors and replacing the windows. But first up, was the huge old classroom that was to be the new kitchen. These two ladies are true experts at finding incredible locations and renovating them with love, sympathy and style. This is their third deVOL kitchen and no doubt their best yet.
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For this kitchen they have used the simple, humble cupboards from the Real Shaker Kitchen range. A classic design that suits all properties of any age. Theres an L-shaped run of cabinets with a central island, a little butcher’s block out through the vintage arched doors (my favourite feature), and one of deVOL’s Haberdasher’s pantry cupboards to one side of the fireplace. Proving that mixing furniture ranges makes for an impressive and interesting finished kitchen.
The cupboards are painted in deVOL’s ‘Mushroom’, which just seems to work wherever it goes. It’s a soft and warm shade and a perfect neutral. The wall colour is called ‘Ibiza’ by Bauwerk Colour which has that cool imperfectly perfect plaster-like finish. The worktops are a mix of bespoke aged copper on the island and natural Arabescato Corchia marble on the perimeter cupboards. This is a pale stone with dark swirls of veining throughout, which looks fabulous paired with a matching fluted Tuscan farmhouse marble sink.
The original floor wasn’t salvageable after years of being covered in concrete but you can hardly tell this new one has just been laid. Now that’s the sign of a great floor! It’s the ‘Beaumanor Oak’ from deVOL’s sister company, Floors of Stone. You just can’t go wrong with a good old parquet.
As for all of the little extras. This kitchen features the Crackle Metro Tiles, Creamware Pendant Lights, bespoke Haberdasher’s shelves, hanging rails, hooks, shelf brackets and taps in aged brass, Bella Brass hardware and a few Bum Stools too – all available from the deVOL online shop.
The Real Shaker Kitchen by deVOL – prices start from £12,000.
Photographs courtesy of Our Food Stories.