The Ledbury Cottage Kitchen
The Ledbury Cottage Kitchen
Harrison and Pope
This sweet and delightful cottage is a gardener’s paradise. The kitchen area flows gently down into a conservatory with a more formal dining table between the two. The brief was to create a kitchen design around their existing Aga which sat in a brick recessed chimney breast and include a small informal seating area with an additional cooking station for the summer months. This was achieved by designing a peninsular type cabinet with hob, oven and a projecting worktop for sitting at. As keen gardeners, another item on the wish list was a home for coats and shoes, with wooden pegs and a hinged seat containing under storage for footwear. Find out more on our website...
Framed Painted Shaker Kitchen
Framed Painted Shaker Kitchen
Treske Ltd
The ‘Fryupdale’ kitchen is a framed painted shaker kitchen. For the Butcher & the Baker, meeting the clients design brief and living requirements. Sitting amongst this unusual quirky yet beautifully built barn conversion with the most amazing materials of wood, steel and glass it was obvious to blend within its open plan surroundings. Slow curves allow the light to flow around the kitchen and into the open plan living space. Bespoke elements in the design includes a baking cupboard, butchers block and mantle designed to show families blacksmiths work. The kitchen includes quality durable Dekton worksurfaces with Entzo for the full height splash back and Trillium for the large breakfast bar. Painted in Little Greene's Sage Green and Tracery II, finishing touches include hand beaten copper knobs, cup handles and hinges. Appliances include the large AGA, NEFF built in appliances, a Westin extractor and large stainless steel Belfast sink with 1810 Spirale tap.
Country House Kitchen, Pantry and Bootroom
Country House Kitchen, Pantry and Bootroom
Christopher Peters Kitchens and Interiors
This beautiful country house kitchen seamlessly blends the old and the new. Our client was keen to retain features like bread ovens and hooks, and we incorporated these in to the design, creating bespoke panels and echoing finishes eg the grilles in the larder cupboard. The units are painted in F&B bone, with Eating Room Red (with a wax finish) providing a welcome burst of colour. The island is made from oak with a light stain to bring out its gorgeous grain and Caesarstone worktop has been used throughout the kitchen. Armac Martin handles in burnished brass complement all colours and finishes. Aplliances used include Falcom, Liebherr, Siemens and Westin. The bespoke oak dresser has the same stain as the island to pull the two areas together, and the bootroom area with its tongue and groove detail and oak topped bench uses the same colour as the pantry to link the two different spaces. The walk-in larder features plenty of oak shelving for maximum storage plus a marble cold shelf.
Old Forge
Old Forge
JH Designs
Oliver Graham Photography
Imagine a traditional, English country home and it might help you to picture country style. Stereotypical country homes are either cottages, perhaps with stone walls or thatched roofs, or grand Georgian homes with climbing plants on their facades. But even if this doesn’t sound like your home’s exterior, it doesn’t mean you can’t use some country style decor and design in your interiors.

Country style kitchens could have shaker-style kitchen units, range cookers, butler or Belfast sinks, tiled floors and possibly splashbacks, and traditional taps and appliances. Colours remain soft and subtle, and wooden chairs, tables, beams and wall panelling are a common sight. Generally country homes focus on comfort and traditional designs, as well as homely fabrics and patterns such as florals, gingham, stripes and checks.

Country gardens are obviously easier to replicate if you have the space, but picking out the right plants and accessories for the style will get you halfway there. Pick roses, lavender and sweet peas, or any colourful and delicate flowers to line your flowerbeds, while smart grass lawns, water features, topiary and paving are all other country garden staples you could add, too.

Whether you want to design a country kitchen or use the style throughout your whole home, take a look at the selection of country style photos on Houzz from top architects and designers to give you inspiration.
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