This striking design was created by DEVOL to complement a house full of much-loved antiques
The company’s founders, Philip de Vries and Paul O’leary— DEVOL is an amalgamation of their surnames—initially renovated antique furniture and designed various one-off pieces from a small rented workshop. When their first range of free-standing kitchen furniture was displayed at premises on the high street in Quorn in Leicestershire, word of their craftsmanship got out. Today, everything is handmade by the team, which is based in a 16th-century water mill on the banks of the River Soar.
This kitchen, of a Victorian house in Peckham Rye, London Se15, is from devol’s Classic english Kitchen range. The client came with a strong vision for this project: her father was an antiques collector and the aim was to create a design that would create a fitting backdrop to antiques and collected pieces.
With that in mind, the cabinetry was painted in a bespoke colour—a mix of emerald and racing green. This was then contrasted with the company’s own Bella Brass door furniture and a marble so deeply veined it lends the kitchen a sort of graffiti chic. The taps are made in collaboration with Perrin & Rowe and the flooring is hand-aged oak. The wall lights are original vintage items sourced from the architectural salvage business Retrouvius and the pendant lights were made by the client from old cloches using bespoke metal frames. Arabella Youens
DEVOL, Cotes Mill, Nottingham Road, Cotes, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE12 5TL (www.devolkitchens.co.uk; 01509 261000)