Two Classic English Kitchens That Work With The Architecture and Original Features

Planning a new, modern kitchen for a period home can be tricky. The architecture has to be respected at all costs, and it would be criminal to hide period details. All of that is a given. But to achieve a perfect balance between old and new, period and practicality, is a gift. A gift that the talented designers at deVOL bring to their client’s kitchens time after time. Here are two Classic English Kitchens that demonstrate just that.

The Charnwood Forest Kitchen

Two Classic English Kitchens That Work With The Architecture and Original Features

It’s most definitely the simplest kitchens that have the biggest impact. This is an understated and beautifully restrained room. One that allows the scale and beauty of the architecture and original features to shine out. Classic English furniture from deVOL painted in their own ‘Bakehouse Green’ with Silestone worktops are an absolute match made in heaven. While sleek integrated appliances keep everything practical out of sight. 

Two Classic English Kitchens That Work With The Architecture and Original Features

The bank of fitted cupboards includes a fridge, freezer, two pantries and four ovens. Everything in one place, neatly housed behind simple doors. Then there is an island with a double Belfast sink, bins, dishwashers and wine fridge, which again, are all behind the simplest and most beautifully made cupboards.

Two Classic English Kitchens That Work With The Architecture and Original Features

Perfectly placed in the corner of this new kitchen is a deVOL Curiosity Cupboard, adding just enough glazed storage to see the glint of glass, and the coloured spines of much-loved cookery books. More akin to a vintage piece, these pretty cupboards are the very best place to show off your favourite crockery, glassware or little trinkets collected over a lifetime.

Two Classic English Kitchens That Work With The Architecture and Original Features

Interestingly, the kitchen is located in the middle of the house, which meant that the design had to be uncomplicated but the moody colour choice and warm flashes of brass keep it feeling cosy and intimate. A place to stop and enjoy and spend time in rather than simply just a walkway to the next room.

The Regent’s Park Kitchen

Two Classic English Kitchens That Work With The Architecture and Original Features

This kitchen is also a real lesson in keeping it simple, as totally befits a stunning Georgian terrace just off Regent’s Park in London! The house is full of original features, big windows and generous proportions which have been celebrated and preserved. 

Two Classic English Kitchens That Work With The Architecture and Original Features

The decision to pare it all back and keep things plain is always brave. It is just so easy to fill these large spaces with opulence and big things. However, the deVOL Classic English kitchen range and a curated choice of carefully chosen objects and artwork work together to create a room of understated elegance. 

Two Classic English Kitchens That Work With The Architecture and Original Features

Nothing that is not useful or beautiful was the brief here and it totally works. Every little detail seems almost insignificant, but when you look closer you see each and every bowl, picture and light is perfectly picked for its simplicity, shape and style.

Two Classic English Kitchens That Work With The Architecture and Original Features

The regimented order of cupboards and drawers keeps the design symmetrical and balanced, and gives a more bespoke look that is easy on the eye and creates a calmness that is almost palpable. While the colour choices are a triumph – deep chocolate brown furniture, good enough to eat, and a stony off-white on the walls. Paired with elegant Belgian Blue limestone and oak worktops, brass hardware and a French range cooker, the mix is spot on. This kitchen is a perfect example of less is more.

Two Classic English Kitchens That Work With The Architecture and Original Features

Prices for a Classic English Kitchen by deVOL start from £25,000.

 

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