This stunning deVOL kitchen belongs to a very chic and lovely French lady and her husband who live on the outskirts of London. The house itself is Edwardian and every room is filled with delightful objects that are no doubt the result of a lifetime of collecting - it’s always the personal unique things that make a kitchen feel extra special.
This room wasn’t originally the kitchen, but choosing this light filled space to become the new kitchen was obviously a great decision Previously it had been situated at the side of the house in a darker long room which just wasn’t the kind of place you could entertain and just enjoy spending time in. The new room had really substantial original features that made it feel grown-up and proper, wonderful high ceilings and heavy coving, big wide doors and sash windows and a beautifully weathered wooden floor with the shine of time giving it an authentic feel.
The wall of fitted cupboards include a double pantry, full height fridge, freezer and cupboard storage. Hiding away appliances really gives the room a more furnished feel, less like a kitchen and more a living space and makes a kitchen more a living part of your home and the centre of the action rather than an afterthought or a place for doing chores.
The coloured cupboards are painted in a bespoke shade of teal, the bold tiles and the glamorous lighting are more playful, but the mix works perfectly. Finally, the addition of a coloured range cooker, brass hardware and aged brass taps keep the room feeling sophisticated and classic.
The perfect finishing touch to this beautiful kitchen are the French doors which lead out onto a large wild and very pretty garden that is private and catches the sun.
All deVOL kitchens are handmade in their Leicestershire workshops, so you can always be sure of great quality. Prices start from £12,000.