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    Simple pleasures

    by  • 15/11/2016 • Country style • 0 Comments

    Devol Shaker country kitchen

    Sometimes less really is more, and we’re loving the understated feel of this beautiful country kitchen with its nod to French farmhouse chic.

    There’s a definite trend towards interiors becoming darker with rich, bold colours all the rage. These gorgeous Shaker cabinets from DeVol come in a dramatic dark bluey grey. The base cabinets make a statement, with an absence of wall cupboards and shelves keeping the look simple and uncluttered. Open cupboards allow for beautiful displays, as well as easy access. Brass handles and industrial-style pendants and copper pans provide a warm contrast to the colour of the units and really sing out.

    The rustic feel is enhanced with worktops made from reclaimed scaffolding planks, while a scrubbed wooden table and stools create a homely, informal dining area.

    A few eclectic touches – a garden tap, frayed rattan chair and weathered work table – provide quirky vintage touches that give the scheme extra character.


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    Country style: Copper kitchen

    by  • 26/02/2014 • Country style • 1 Comment

    Follow the trend for decorating with copper by mixing traditional utensils such as pans and grinders with contemporary lighting and metallic wallpaper

    Get the look in three steps

    *Opt for floor tiles in a warm terracotta to give the kitchen a cosy feel

    *Add softness with metallic wallpapers, in leafy designs and use stunning floral fabrics for curtains, cushions and tablecloths

    *Get creative – hang pans in clusters and display vintage style metal letters and baking trays on shelves and the mantelpiece

    For more Spring decorating ideas see our March issue, out now!

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    Country style: Copper kitchen

    Paint, The Little Green Paint Co. Wallpaper, Casamance. Floor tiles, Fired Earth. Table, Windsor chairs, I&JL Brown. Bossy chair, at end of table, Loaf. Pendant light, The French House. Tablecloth made in Florinda Red, Jane Churchill.

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    Rustic kitchen

    by  • 30/10/2012 • Country style • 0 Comments

    Reminiscent of a Swedish farmhouse, this country kitchen is the perfect setting for preparing an autumnal feast for Halloween.

    A range cooker, butcher’s block,  enamelware, copper pans hanging from a rack and rustic linens (from Urbanara) are key country ingredients, while a mixture of fitted and freestanding pieces add to the informal look.

    I also love the pretty and practical step stool, which is the perfect solution for helping conquer those hard-to-reach shelves.

    Karin tea towels, £15 for a set of two, Sava tea towels, £14 for a set of two, Henley apron, £25, Pimlico double oven glove, £14, Pimlico single oven glove, £13; all Urbanara

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    Downton Abbey style kitchen

    by  • 05/01/2012 • Country style • 2 Comments

    When I saw this magnificent kitchen that is part of England’s grandest stately homes; Audley End in Essex, it immediately made me think of the television period drama, Downton Abbey. It is easy to imagine the ‘below stairs’ world where the cook and servants would spend hours preparing meals for the bustling country estate. This kitchen is taken from a new book ‘The Life of the British Home: An Architectural History by Edward Denison and Guang Yu Ren (£24.99, Wiley). The book is available to pre-order from amazon.co.uk. What is so great about this room is that it has all the original elements of the classic country kitchen such as open shelves that can be used to display beautiful copper cookware (big on the high street at the moment), a preparation table for rolling out pastries and a statement light that is so practical when making food.  Do you think you can imagine yourself in a kitchen like this?

    The Life of the British Home: An Architectural History by Edward Denison and Guang Yu Ren (£24.99, Wiley)

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    The perfect country kitchen

    by  • 11/08/2009 • Country style • 2 Comments

    I was doing a bit of picture research yesterday for a feature we have coming up on the perfect country kitchen. I love this lovely sunny kitchen and thought I’d share it with you. Traditional elements such as an Aga and a wooden Windsor chair are mixed with the clean lines of Plain English classic cupboards in harvest colours by Farrow & Ball. A patterned blind lets light flood in and the cream breadbin, copper pans and framed lavender print add to the country theme.

    A sunny country kitchen

    A sunny country kitchen

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