Kate Earle has cre­ated a seam­less tran­si­tion be­tween a kitchen and a din­ing room, which to­gether of­fer a calm and ver­sa­tile space for fam­ily liv­ing

Country Life Every Week - - Interior Design -

The de­signer es­tab­lished the in­te­rior-de­sign prac­tice Tod­hunter earle with emily Tod­hunter in 1998. The pair has worked on a num­ber of high-pro­file projects in­clud­ing Le Manoir Aux Quat’saisons and the Vine­yard at Stock­cross plus pri­vate homes around the world, as well as launch­ing col­lec­tions of wall­pa­pers, fab­rics and rugs.

This is the kitchen of a for­mer rec­tory in Rich­mond that was cre­ated by re­plac­ing a con­ser­va­tory with a two­s­torey ex­ten­sion. The client is Scan­di­na­vian and favours light, sim­ple in­te­ri­ors in a neu­tral colour pal­ette as well as a mix of an­tiques and quirky, con­tem­po­rary el­e­ments.

When en­ter­tain­ing, the pocket doors that slide from the wall are closed to sep­a­rate the two spa­ces. The kitchen walls and wood­work are in Time­less by Du­lux (www.du­lux.co.uk) and the pair of cup­boards in the same paint colour have been given a dis­tressed fin­ish. The kitchen cab­i­nets are in Charleston Gray by Far­row & Ball (www.far­row­ball.com) and the light­ing is from London spe­cial­ist John Cullen (www. john­cul­len­light­ing.com).

The cur­tains in the kitchen are in Polperro by GP&J Baker (www.gpjbaker. com) and those in the din­ing room are in Pomegranate by Ge­orge Spencer (www.george­spencer.com). The floor is laid with wide planks from Schot­ten & hansen (www.schot­ten-hansen.com) lend­ing the space a cre­ative, co­he­sive feel.

Tod­hunter Earle, 79–89 Lots Road, London SW10 ORN (020–7349 9999; www.tod­hunterearle.co.uk)

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