Surrey Life - Beautiful Homes


Surrey Life - Beautiful Homes

 

Great to see our new advert in the June edition of Surrey Life - Beautiful Homes.

This brand new annual Homes and Gardens informative supplement contains a selection of the finest properties, stunning interior ideas as well as tips for the garden.

The kitchen featured in this advert was for a client who had taken on a complex and rewarding project to completely rebuild a Palladian style house in village close to our showroom.

It wasn't just the kitchen that made this a really interesting project to be involved in. The whole house renovation is a testament to the clients dedication, time, tenacity and vision to create their dream home.

A simple but stunning bespoke kitchen IN a completely restored Palladian house.  

Palladian architecture is a European style of architecture derived from and inspired by the designs of the Venetian architect Andrea Palladio (1508–1580). That which is recognised as Palladian architecture today is an evolution of Palladio's original concepts. Palladio's work was strongly based on the symmetry, perspective and values of the formal classical temple architecture of the Ancient Greeks and Romans. From the 17th century Palladio's interpretation of this classical architecture was adapted as the style known as Palladianism. It continued to develop until the end of the 18th century.

Figura: Large kitchen island centre piece

British designers drew on Palladio's work to create a Classical British style. Palladian exteriors were plain and based on rules of proportion. By contrast, the interiors were richly decorated. Palladianism was fashionable from about 1715 to 1760.

Figura: Free standing dresser and sink unit

The island is the main feature and the design makes the most of the natural light and the beautiful views over parkland. Clever storage and bespoke cabinetry have really created something quite unique.

Figura: Drawer detail

The imported, reclaimed floor has been expertly hand-picked to elevate the whole room.  The tone and texture work in perfect harmony with the hand-crafted oak cabinetry, painted furniture and honed granite work surfaces.  The whole kitchen was designed to be free standing.

Figura: Free standing shelving unit