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Make waves with a New England style kitchen

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Make waves with a New England style kitchen

Not far from Newcastle, we’ve been involved in an exciting project to sensitively modernise a 15th Century farmhouse and barn conversion, making it fit for contemporary life, whilst respecting its historic character.

A kitchen dining living space

Our brief was to design a kitchen dining living space in which the whole family could spend time together, enjoying all of the comforts of modern life, in a classic setting.

Moreover, it was important that our design took into account the generous proportions of the space, with its large open plan area and soaring eaves.

Our furniture would need to be built in proportion to the space, with all of the cabinetry custom built so the units could be taller than the standard measurements.

Our inspiration: New England style

For our design, we sought inspiration from the timeless appeal of New England interiors, with their classic lines and wooden cabinetry finished in pale paint hues.

In the completed project you’ll find handcrafted cabinetry with raised and fielded panels with lambs tongue moulding, finished in the Little Greene Paint Company’s French Grey Pale and French Grey Dark, complemented with Silestone in Blanco Orion.

The statuesque cabinets are fitted with a rolling library ladder, so even the highest cupboards and shelves can be reached with ease, making the whole design highly practical too.

We’ve also incorporated a pantry and wine storage area into the design as well, while contemporary kitchen technology is seamlessly integrated into the kitchen, providing all you need for modern life in a traditional, homely setting.

The design is completed with pared-down contemporary accessories, which fit in well with the clean lines of the furniture. In addition, a substantial dining table, in character oak, has been handcrafted to fit the generous proportions of the room.

Where classic meets contemporary

All in all, the project has been built to a contemporary design, incorporating the much-loved kitchen-dining space, and a generous ‘island’, but incorporating classic furniture that is sensitive to the age of the property. Here you’ll find the perfect marriage of the classic and contemporary.

Visit our Blaydon Showroom to find inspiration for your next interior design project.