3 de­sign so­lu­tions to in­spire you

Country Homes & Interiors - - COUNTRY KITCHEN FOCUS -


Char­lie had the pantry built to ac­com­mo­date all the large-vol­ume bak­ing trays and stor­age boxes she needs for her ca­ter­ing busi­ness. ‘Gary and I built the in­ter­nal shelv­ing to fit ev­ery­thing I use ex­actly. It was kept in the garage be­fore so hav­ing it closer to hand is amaz­ing,’ says Char­lie. The slid­ing door was cho­sen for its in­dus­trial de­sign and the fact that it doesn’t pro­trude into the room when open. ‘I think I’m go­ing to do all the doors in the rest of the house like this, it’s just so much more space ef­fi­cient,’ she says.


An old pair of lad­ders that came with the house have been turned into a stylish pan rack and fea­ture light fit­ting. It took Char­lie a day to sand them down and add a beeswax fin­ish. She bought chains and cara­bin­ers –from an on­line yacht rig­ging com­pany and added hooks for pans from Ikea. ‘I got the idea for mis­matched pen­dants from The Light Cinema in Cam­bridge,’ she says. ‘I love that I can re­place them if I find some­thing I like bet­ter, with­out hav­ing to buy a whole set.’


Fixed on a roller sys­tem, the alu­minium tam­bour door slides away when not needed. Char­lie found the tam­bour sup­plier on­line and they worked with The Main Com­pany to make a be­spoke unit. ‘I love hid­ing away things that usu­ally clut­ter the work­tops, but hav­ing them eas­ily to hand,’ says Char­lie.

A ro­bust door made from re­claimed floor­ing and a ca­st­iron slide-rail gives the de­sired in­dus­trial vibe.

The alu­minium tam­bour door makes good use of the of­ten­wasted cor­ner space.

The mis­matched light pen­dants are mainly Ebay and Etsy finds.

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