When it’s the fabulously moody and completely cool new Haberdasher’s Kitchen from deVOL is the answer. Currently on display at the Cotes Mill showrooms, this kitchen was born from the company’s unquenchable love for mid-century furniture and the evocative feel of an English gentlemen’s haberdashery. And I simply cannot get enough of it. I love a kitchen that looks like it belongs in its surroundings and isn’t a carbon copy of every kitchen in most showrooms. This is a kitchen that invites you in, encourages you to put up your feet, and makes you want to linger.
Take a Look
Made from oiled oak, this modern retro design embraces contemporary materials and construction methods, but the peeps at deVOL felt it was a look that has such nostalgia and comfort that it
was sure to make a wonderful kitchen. Can’t argue with that.
You don’t have to be that old to remember visiting traditional fabric shops, opening up glass doors and sliding drawers, and investigating row upon row of lift-up oak cubbyholes. They were always full of a treasure trove of ribbons and buttons, patterns, fabrics and soft balls of wool. Or am I really that old?! They always had a rich look to them with all the wood and dark moody colours, but they also felt very organised and warm and inviting. This kitchen has brought all those lovely feelings and memories back and turned them into a really practical collection of cupboards that look so wonderfully atmospheric and are incredibly versatile. What’s more you can see what you need at a glance.
Deep grey walls and textured Anaglypta wallpaper (even on the ceiling) have added immense character to an otherwise pretty soulless and plain plastered white room. Lessons there for any room in the house! Add to that the adorable vintage New World cooker, old portraits, buttery soft leather armchairs, colourful crockery and hanging plants, and you have a kitchen that does not look like a kitchen at all.
The Haberdasher’s Kitchen by deVOL is made by hand in their Leicestershire workshops, prices start from £30,000.