The closer I get to completing on my very own cottage in the country, the more I appreciate the simpler design decisions. I’m talking about the cottage we are buying to live in forever. Not the one we visit occasionally and rent out to guests. The conveyancing wheels are still turning very slowly but it’s giving me time to look for inspiration such as in this kitchen in a farmworker’s cottage. It must surely be the cutest, chicest kitchen I’ve ever seen! Once a derelict old cottage with no kitchen, Joe, the owner, has transformed it into a glimmering beacon of beauty that is viewed as soon as he opens his front door. Do I need to mention that it’s another kitchen by deVOL?
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Joe is a clever collector and has gathered a really interesting array of delightfully quirky objects to fill his home and his kitchen. (Something I’m really keen to start doing). Surfice to say he needed plenty of open shelves, glass cupboards and a dramatic backdrop to display all of this booty. So he chose emerald green tiles and Shaker cupboards painted in Bakehouse Green to create this moody, atmospheric space.
His decision to go for deep dark colours in a small room is a brave one, but it works so very well and gives the room grandeur and a real sense of presence. It’s now all sparkly, and full of character and personality. So much so that its size is now celebrated. A warm terracotta tiled floor is in keeping with the rustic history of the cottage and flows beautifully into the garden, which is accessed by big French doors directly from the kitchen.
The mix of vintage pieces and the clean lines of the Shaker cupboards really make this kitchen practical and quirky in all the right places. While a simple creamware pendant light and a smattering of brass in the knobs and handles add pretty touches. The final decision was a fluted sink which adds that final tactile element to the room and works perfectly in this decorative and delightfully cluttered and charming space.
Real Shaker Kitchens by deVOL start from £12,000.